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Why I Read Fiction

Why I Read Fiction

This past week, I picked up the John Le Carre spy novel, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” It’s a thick book, and it will take me quite a while to read it. Reading the book probably won’t teach me something important that will contribute to my...
Humility, Growth, and Work and Career

Humility, Growth, and Work and Career

This post is Part 10 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Many of us struggle with our work and career. For example, we might be at the beginning of our careers and are having a difficult time figuring...
How to Have Gratitude When Life Sucks

How to Have Gratitude When Life Sucks

My family has a tradition at Thanksgiving for each of us to share a few things we are thankful for. Maybe your family has a similar tradition. I think it’s valuable to think about and express the things we are grateful for. A New Twist on an Old Tradition A few years...
Why Advice Doesn’t Work

Why Advice Doesn’t Work

When people come to you with a problem or issue they are dealing with in their lives, what is your initial response? What are you pulled to do? For many of us, our initial response is to want to help or give advice. This is a natural response. It’s tough to see...
4 Bad Things When You’re At Sea

4 Bad Things When You’re At Sea

Mankind owns four things that are no good at sea: rudder, anchor, oars and the fear of going down. –Antonio Machado I love this poem. There are so many things that hold us back from being the people that God created us to be, and I think this poem captures a few...
Channel Your Vacation Self

Channel Your Vacation Self

I think I’m a better person when I’m on vacation. I recently was out of town visiting a few friends. I noticed during the trip that I was different somehow, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was different. I realized that I was more open and relaxed. I was...
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