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“You Suck” (And Other Things We Say to Ourselves)

“You suck.” When someone said this to me recently, it wasn’t the sound of the words that surprised me as much it was the person who said them. The insult didn’t come…

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The Empathy Trap

Sometimes the world can feel like a mess. The cruelty, the hatred, the gaslighting from every direction. The hidden agendas and loud, screaming voices. If you’re empathetic you feel all of it.…

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Sometimes I Struggle with the Bible

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You Are Being Rewired To Not Have Friends. (Or A Romantic Relationship.)

Is it really getting harder and harder to get along with other humans? Yes, it is. “Pastor Mike, will you pray for me? I’m lonely. Every time I start to get close…

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Embrace the Fear

. . . for man shall not see me and live—Exodus 33:20 We’re made for fear. We’re made to live with fear, not without it, as we’d like. It’s just, as so…

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The Importance of Excellence

It was a sculptor named Frederic Bartholdi who designed and built the Statue of Liberty. It was built and then dedicated in New York City In 1886. It would be nearly 20…

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I Hate All Criticism and Probably Shouldn’t

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P.R.A.Y.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone. Psalm 62:5a This promise speaks to me of prayer. The word P.R.A.Y. is a helpful tool for me as I explore ways to find…

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How Do You Respond to Loss?

How Do You Respond To Loss? Phil had it all. He was a leading executive at an influential engineering firm, getting paid handsomely after working his way up the corporate ladder. He…

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Will Setting Boundaries Make Me Seem Cruel?

I hear this question often and it reveals a conundrum that many people of faith face when it comes to setting boundaries. Many of you feel that you have only two options…

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