Category Archives: acceptance

That Incredible Thing You Do (and Make)

When is the last time you made something with your hands? Better yet, when is the last time you valued something that you made with your hands? We live in a world of mass production, of products churned out on … Continue reading

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When Will You Be Honored for What You Do?

“What is your favorite color? Your favorite food? Your favorite animal?” Children ask these questions incessantly (as do social media quizzes, but the latter are mining information for advertisers). It’s difficult to explain to seven-year-olds that while you may like … Continue reading

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Do We Like What We See in the Mirror?

“That’s not me, is it?” Most of us are surprised, not necessarily pleasantly, when we unexpectedly catch sight of ourselves in a shop window, mirror, or, nowadays, tagged in a Facebook post. We always look older, wider, sloppier, more stooped, … Continue reading

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You’re Unique — So Be Unique

Every human being is unique, different, and distinctive. The imaginary world of movies pretends to celebrate this fact, and maverick protagonists are popular. But their problems aren’t our problems, and their issues are rarely if ever solved in a realistic, … Continue reading

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Think Like a Child

Do you remember how you used to think as a child? Most of us don’t. Inoculated by the education and entertainment industries, we learned — while still far too young – to prize being cool over being honest. More important … Continue reading

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Church Christianity: Teaching Two Things That Can’t Be Simultaneously True

For years I struggled to believe two opposite statements that cannot possibly be true at the same time. But because they are standard teaching in evangelical church Christianity, and since for too long I believed that these statements reflect what … Continue reading

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Do You Suspect That You Don’t Matter?

Truth drops into our laps when we chit chat. During one such light conversation, a business colleague mentioned her frustration in dealing with a quasi-non-profit organization — ostensibly out to help small businesses — that runs just like a government bureaucracy. … Continue reading

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Housewives, Unemployed, and Other Invisible People

We live in a society that validates — or condemns — people based upon the title of their occupation, and how much they make doing it. To this end, we are conditioned to see people like doctors, lawyers, priests, U.S. … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the (American) Way, Truth, and Life?

It is not easy to live life on this planet. Most normal, ordinary human beings simply want to live — to love their family, feed that family, have time to be with and enjoy that family and their friends. But … Continue reading

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Desperately Trying to Fit in

I spent far too much time, as a child, desperately trying to fit in. It’s understandable, given that our school system — like our corporate office culture — is designed to homogenize people, reducing everyone’s individuality to a standardization of … Continue reading

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