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How to Answer Kids’ Toughest Questions

Photo by Carina Chen Thought for the Week Who created Stonehenge? Or the statues at Easter Island? And how were the pyramids built (were Legos involved)? All great mysteries. But the greatest mystery of all is, “How do we answer … Continue reading

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Humility vs. Self-Absorption

Photo by Mariel Reiser Thought for the Week According to a recent study, only about 50% of men over age seventy are still sexually active. But when surveyed, nearly 100% of them say they are. Apparently, it’s not diamonds, or … Continue reading

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“Wisdom Begins in Wonder” ~Socrates

Thought for the Week A child’s sense of wonder is a priceless commodity. Perhaps the only thing of equal value is the retention of that commodity into adulthood. ⇓ “Kids think with their brains cracked wide open. Becoming an adult, … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass it On

Photo by GAIMARD Thought for the Week “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2 A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children–physically, verbally, sexually. Other people may … Continue reading

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Hitting the Creative Bullseye

Source: The Van Gogh Gallery Thought for the Week When you’re “a creative,” i.e. a person who creates original works of any type, you struggle continually to make something meaningful. Your art form—writing, music, photography, whatever—probably has some kind of … Continue reading

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Yesterday I Was Foolish

Thought for the Week No one can remain young–although some manage to approximate it by remaining foolish. Sadly, our world encourages the behavior. And always has. The phrase “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” derives from a … Continue reading

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Mercy Is Strength in Disguise

Thought for the Week Our current culture loves to point out people’s failings. It makes us feel strong, righteous. But how often do we really know why others act–or fail to act–the way they do? Before we ridicule or punish … Continue reading

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Commitment Takes Courage

Photo by Andre Gaulin “Have you ever committed yourself to something without realizing it would permanently alter the course of your life?” ~The Wishing Map Thought for the Week Planning is making a list of ‘Things to do at the … Continue reading

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Comparisons: Reverse Your Perception

Photo courtesy of pixaby.com Thought for the Week “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~Steven Furtick Comparing ourselves to others is hardly a novel topic. There are plenty of articles … Continue reading

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Your Only Real Competitor is Yourself

Thought for the Week And the country with the most Olympic medals per capita this year–and in fact ever — is…drumroll, please… San Marino! That’s right, with a population of just over 33,000 and three Olympic winners last week, one … Continue reading

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