Tag Archives: honesty

Let’s Grow Wise and Surprise Everyone

Thought for the Week “The older we get, the faster we were” (printed on t-shirts at a college runners’ reunion). We can’t buy wisdom, we can’t inherit it, and we certainly can’t download it. Yes, it’s based on experience, yet … Continue reading

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A Religion of One

Originally posted on Jewish Young Professional:
When I was five, my dad misinterpreted that verse from Leviticus about not cutting your flesh for the dead as a prohibition against piercing your ears, so I never did, and only in high…

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Own Your Errors

Thought for the Week “Admit your mistakes,” is hardly the motto of our current culture. If anything, it’s the opposite. Being exposed for having ever been anything other than what one claims to be can mark the end of a … Continue reading

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Be Real

“She couldn’t tolerate lying from anyone, except, when absolutely necessary, herself.” ~The Wishing Map “The truth about lies is that first, it’s to fool others, and later it’s to fool yourself.” ~Mystqx Skye “You can fool yourself, you know. You’d … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action

Originally posted on Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor):
The countdown begins. The band begins to play. A worship team skillfully sings the latest and greatest worship songs while those in the back flash lights and cue the smoke…

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Block Out the Noise

The traditional season of Lent has begun, a time of quietness, contemplation and repentance. In other words: truthfulness with oneself. How rare a thing that is in this “modern civilization” of ours. It’s also traditional to give up something for … Continue reading

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Be Real

Be real. There’s a world full of people out there who’ve forgotten how. Be the person who shows them. Be you.

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Use Me Not

Note: this post includes frank talk about sexuality. Many women (and a few men) are speaking openly about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. And this has caused a lot of men to ask, “What qualifies as sexual harassment … Continue reading

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Is there someone in your life who regularly disables your ego defense system, and who actually prefers the “unimproved” version of you?  Hold on to that person! ~From The Wishing Map 62

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