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Amor Fati: Even When You Fracture Your Coccyx

Amor Fati: Even When You Fracture Your Coccyx

Amor Fati means love of fate. How can we not just accept our circumstances, but actually love them? You can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can always choose how you respond to it. You can choose to find the opportunity in your obstacle. Many times this...
Skip Something

Skip Something

I was at a conference not too long ago, and one of the speakers talked about an initiative she had started to encourage folks to support children through Compassion International. For those of you who haven’t heard of Compassion, it’s a non-profit organization that...
Want to Help Others? Take Your Time

Want to Help Others? Take Your Time

What factors determine whether a person will help someone who is in need? What do you think? Maybe it’s due to whether a person has a personality type that prioritizes caring and empathy? Perhaps it has to do with how a person experienced love as a child? Maybe it...
Why I’m NOT Boycotting Target

Why I’m NOT Boycotting Target

I got into a (relatively civil) debate the other day with a Facebook friend who posted on her blog that she was boycotting Target following their recent position on transgender individuals and the use of bathrooms. Here’s what Target said on their website: We welcome...
But For the Grace of God Go I

But For the Grace of God Go I

I remember one time when I was little, I made fun of another kid who had a disability. When my mom heard me, she said something I have always remembered: But for the grace of God go I. What she meant was that it was only by God’s grace that I had a certain level of...
Hasn’t Anyone Ever Been Poor?

Hasn’t Anyone Ever Been Poor?

I was getting off the train the other day, and I saw a man get off the train ahead of me. As he got off the train, he asked a woman for money. She shook her head and said no. Then he asked another person for money, who also refused. Finally, he asked a third person...
The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

I recently finished reading a great book called ‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’ by Henri Nouwen. In the book, Nouwen discusses the parable of The Prodigal Son (Lk 15:11-32), and also walks the reader through his reflections on the painting, ‘The Return of the...
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