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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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4 Ways to Cope with Pain

There are not many constants in life, but one is that we will experience pain. We may not like it, but it’s part of our reality as human beings. We experience physical pain and sickness. Relationships get strained and break down. Divorces happen. The cancer test comes back positive. None …

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The Power of Presence in Times of Tragedy

As I have been reflecting on the tragedy we have walked through here in Dallas over the past few days, I have been thinking about what really helps in times of trouble. Often when tragedy strikes, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say. I don’t …

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3 Steps to Integrate Our Struggles and Failures

I recently watched the movie Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. For those of you who haven’t seen it, the movie is based on a true story about a woman named Cheryl Strayed. Following the death of her mother to cancer at a young age, Cheryl struggles to cope, eventually cheating on …

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