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It’s All About Choosing the Right Weight

It’s All About Choosing the Right Weight

I was at my Crossfit gym the other day, and the workout involved heavy kettle-bell swings. 70 pounds for men and 53 pounds for women. I tried to do the prescribed weight, but it was a struggle. I had trouble keeping up. After the workout, my back was sore for a week....
How the Person Who Annoys You is Actually a Gift

How the Person Who Annoys You is Actually a Gift

We each have people in our lives who annoy us. Maybe it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker. Maybe it’s your spouse or kids. When someone annoys me, my initial reaction is to get angry or distance myself from the person. This is natural—it doesn’t feel good to be...
3 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

3 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

Psychologist Carol Dweck has found that some people have a growth mindset, whereas other people have a fixed mindset. Growth Mindset A growth mindset means you believe your personality, abilities, and skills are malleable. They can change over time. If you aren’t good...
How to Be a Good Loser

How to Be a Good Loser

The other day, I was playing Dr. Mario with my wife Jenn. (We have one of those old 8-bit Nintendo game systems.) Unfortunately, I was doing poorly. After I lost, I was so grumpy that I threw my controller across the room in disgust. I’m a Bad Loser I’m not a very...
Healing Might Come From an Unexpected Place

Healing Might Come From an Unexpected Place

Sometimes healing can come from an unexpected place. Jesus and the Pool of Bethesda There is an interesting story in the Gospel of John (Ch 5) in which Jesus heals a disabled man. In Jerusalem, there was a pool called Bethesda. This pool was thought to have...
How to Help Without Enabling: 5 Key Steps

How to Help Without Enabling: 5 Key Steps

A common dilemma in life is how to help without enabling. Here’s what I mean: It’s natural to want to help others who are in need. We all need help sometimes, and it’s important to use our time, money, and resources to help people who are struggling. Also, if you...
When Storms Hit, Be Like the Palm Tree

When Storms Hit, Be Like the Palm Tree

I remember listening to Joel Osteen give a talk a couple years ago, and he shared an idea that has always stuck with me. Walking Through Difficulty and Struggle He was talking about how to walk through difficulties and struggles. I know there are times when I struggle...
Move Forward in Humility

Move Forward in Humility

This post is Part 12 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) We all want to grow and be better. We all have things in our life that we would like to change or be different. But sometimes, try as we might,...
Humility, Growth, and Emotional Well-Being

Humility, Growth, and Emotional Well-Being

This post is Part 8 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In this post, I will explore how the model of humility and growth can be applied to our emotional health and well-being. Mental health can be a...
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