Tag Archives: growth

My Experiment in Becoming Human

The Key to Fulfilling God’s Promise I recently wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing more on others. This, I concluded, meant altering my habit of speaking all of my thoughts aloud. However, there’s often … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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Isolation Sucks, and yet…

We seem to have hit critical mass. More than any other time during the pandemic people are suffering the effects of isolation: loneliness, depression, anger (domestic violence is up), longing for escape (drug sales are soaring). But if we to … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Achieving from Harry Potter

My Featured Blogger this week is Meschach Kanyion. I don’t know much about Meschach, except that he’s a pastor who says “I study the life of Jesus so that I can become like him and help others do the same.” … 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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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part Two: Oil and Water (To read Part One, click here) Now, about that woman I was “destined to marry”… I was leading the performing artists group at a large church in Southern California. There…

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The Right Person

We spend so much of our lives waiting for “the right person.” The right person to marry. The right person to hire us for that career-making job. The right person to make it happen, whatever “it” is. Many years ago, … Continue reading

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Journaling for Life

Part Two: How to Write a Life Journal for Present You and Future You (including suggestions on how to use fewer words than this subtitle does) I argued in Part One that the future benefits of journaling are at least … Continue reading

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7 Views on Writing

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Hey, remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?  “If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  ~William Faulkner Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain. “Write drunk, edit…

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I Always Knew You Loved Me, Mom

(See video below) Mom was twenty when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned ten, I suddenly realized she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached twenty she would … Continue reading

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