Wiser

There is an ancient proverb that says, “He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool—shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child—teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep—wake him. But he who knows and knows that […]

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Plausible deniability

Sometimes when I am truly honest, I must admit that the most manipulative, sneaky person I know is me. There is something in the fallen part of my nature—the part of me that the Bible calls the flesh—that is constantly on the lookout for plausible deniability. I want to be able to plead my innocence […]

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A non-anxious presence

Jewish Rabbi and family therapist Edwin Friedman coined the term “non-anxious presence” to describe a person who carries and imparts a calm, peaceful, and empowering presence to others. These “non-anxious” people are able to bring a sense of peace and security amid moments of fear, panic, or controversy, and our world today, with its ever-increasing […]

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Acting how you want to feel–fake or faith?

Don’t you hate interacting with people who present themselves as sincere but you can tell that they really aren’t? It’s kind of a bummer to relate with fake, phony people. Sometimes people act loving when they’re not, and it is both shallow and annoying. On the other hand, sometimes people act loving when they’re trying […]

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Eating Summer 2019

Have you started yet? A few years ago, my brother, Cheyenne, posted a memorable picture of himself swimming up out of a pool with his mouth wide open like he was about to take a giant bite. His caption read: “I’m eating summer.” I hope you are able to do that this year too. Whether […]

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