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Mental Health: Acceptance (Part I)

Originally posted on K E Garland:
Around 2005, I found my biological mother’s side of the family, and with that came a narrative about my family’s mental health. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent me a thick…

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How to Hear God’s Voice

Originally posted on Saturated In Seattle:
I hung up the phone and promptly fell into a heap, sobbing uncontrollably. Unable to catch my breath, my mind raced from one tragic event to the next, spiraling deeper into despair with each…

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How to be Funny

How to Get a RISE Out of Your Audience In Four Key Elements of Humor, we learned that a funny story begins with a crisis. Now we’ll talk about how to build on that crisis so your story will RISE … Continue reading

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How to be Funny

Four Key Elements of Humor* In Why Funny Matters we looked at the what of funny. Now let’s look at the how. First and foremost, comedy feeds on conflict, or at least the potential for conflict. It can be an … Continue reading

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How to be Funny

Why Funny Matters Whether you’re a writer, teacher, politician or mortician, this three-part series will help you be wittier–or I’ll refund every penny you’ve paid! My first career was about funny. I spent 13+ years in sketch comedy (Isaac Air … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Hear God’s Voice

Originally posted on The Church Revolution:
Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of audibly hearing the sound of God’s voice with our own two ears. I mean, that would just be awesome! I feel like my life would be so…

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When Wolves and Lambs Lie Down Together

Originally posted on A Pastor's Heart:
*A publication I read some years back carried the story of an annual church Christmas Dinner.  Over the years it had become a  family affair which welcomed everyone, including people off the street.…

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