The Trouble With Feedback

Getting feedback from others can be helpful, but sometimes it can take you off course and stop you from pursuing your mission and purpose in life. This can happen irrespective of whether the feedback is positive or negative. I remember listening to a Palm Sunday sermon that talked about how Jesus remained true …

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The Work: How to Question Painful Thoughts

One of the most important insights from psychology is that the events and situations in our lives do not directly lead to our emotions and reactions. Instead, the events and situations that happen in our lives are filtered through our thoughts, and these thoughts lead to our emotions and reactions. …

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What Do You Do With Your Extra?

I was listening to a sermon about poverty by Paul Rasmussen, and he shared something that made a big impact on me. The focus of the talk was on our “extra.” He wanted each of us to ask ourselves a very important question: What do you do with your extra? …

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4 Lessons From A Week Without My Cell Phone

When I was in Minnesota visiting family on my Christmas vacation, I walked into the hot tub with my cell phone in my pocket. I know, not the brightest move. I put the phone in a bag of rice for a couple of days, but I didn’t have any luck. My phone was …

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