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Exploring Different Kinds of Unhappiness

Exploring Different Kinds of Unhappiness

I don’t like to be unhappy. When I start to feel sad or frustrated, my tendency is to do something to make myself feel differently. I might try to avoid the thing that is causing my discomfort, or do something to distract myself. Sometimes these strategies to escape...
Honor the Journey

Honor the Journey

I attended the Liturgists gathering last weekend in Denver, CO, which was hosted by Science Mike and Michael Gungor. It was a refreshing weekend for me spiritually—a mix of worship, listening, learning, discussion, and connecting with God. One of the most powerful...
If Running is Difficult, Run More

If Running is Difficult, Run More

This lesson applies to anything. For most things in life, the best way to get better is to do the activity over and over again. At first, you probably won’t be very good. But over time, you will improve. It’s inevitable. The tough thing about this advice is it’s hard...
5 Steps to Change Your Thoughts

5 Steps to Change Your Thoughts

This post is Part 2 in a 4-part blog series on changing our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. (If you missed the previous post, you can find Part 1 here.) Sometimes we feel bad because we hold on to problematic thoughts or beliefs. We aren’t completely rational, and...
The Importance of Empathy

The Importance of Empathy

This post is Part 5 in an 8-part blog series on forgiveness. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.)   In Part 5, I want to talk to you about empathizing with the person who hurt you. Usually when we get hurt, we tend to see things from our perspective...
Today is a New Day!

Today is a New Day!

I woke up early this morning to start my day. To be honest, it was a struggle. I was tired, and I didn’t feel like exercising or even getting out of bed. Even though it is difficult for me, there is something refreshing about getting up early. I’m not sure why. Maybe...
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