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What Masks Do You Wear?

What Masks Do You Wear?

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up. I even have a costume trunk in my living room. 11 months out of the year, I use it as a coffee table. But in October, I dig through it and try to figure out what I should be for Halloween. Playing a Part I...
Is the Bible True?

Is the Bible True?

I was listening to a talk by Jared Byas on the topic of whether the Bible was true. He had an interesting take on the question, and I thought it might be helpful to share some of what he talked about. Questioning the Bible Can Cause a Firestorm Before I get into what...
When Struggling, Shift From Negative to Realistic

When Struggling, Shift From Negative to Realistic

Nowadays, people are really focused on thinking positively. We’re encouraged to practice gratitude, be optimistic, and shift our negative thinking to positive thinking. We are told that if you just think positively, positive things will happen to you. Ignore the...
Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speak

This blog post is Part 11 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) In this blog post, I will walk you through an exercise that can help you discover your “how”: let your...
Don’t Protest Too Much

Don’t Protest Too Much

I picked up my mail the other day, and I had an envelope that looked like it was an emergency. Right on the front of the envelope, in bold, ALL-CAPS letters, it said: IMPORTANT RENEWAL NOTICE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUESTED Immediately my mind started racing. Did I...
What Would You Do If No One Was Watching?

What Would You Do If No One Was Watching?

So many people dislike their jobs. I was talking with a friend the other day who was in this situation. He didn’t like what he was doing, but he was established at his company, and he made decent money. It was difficult for him to think about making a shift. So many...
Wisdom, Humility, and Socrates

Wisdom, Humility, and Socrates

Most people think that the more you know, the better decisions you make. I don’t think this is always the case. Wisdom requires knowledge, yes, but it also requires a good deal of humility. The tradition of questioning what you think you know to be true is not a...
Swiss Army Man: 3 Steps to Authenticity

Swiss Army Man: 3 Steps to Authenticity

I recently watched the movie Swiss Army Man, and it taught me a lesson about the importance of authenticity and the dangers of living an inauthentic life. As the movie opens, Hank (played by Paul Dano) is stranded on a desert island and is trying to kill himself. The...
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