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Get More Done by Slowing Down

An important part of reaching our goals is to slow down. Corporate culture tells us to work and work and work, but reality and truth tell us to take time to think and rest Continue reading

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Reject Corporate Culture and Find Something Real Instead

Surely, our culture must be more than working too hard, constantly feeling overwhelmed, and burying our faces in our phones? Continue reading

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The Power of Doing Nothing

Busy, purposeful, efficient, enterprising — these are words of excellence and worth in American culture. When you think about it, the U.S. doesn’t actually have a culture, unless you consider going to work, thinking about ways to get rich, spending … Continue reading

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Defining Success

“If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19:42) When I was in college, I endured an extremely unhappy and bitter professor who, as … Continue reading

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“Hello,” “Good-bye,” and “Jesus Loves You!”

I don’t know how you answer the phone, but generally I say, “Hello,” or “Good Morning (Afternoon, Evening).” Sometimes, when I do the Good Afternoon routine there’s a pause at the other end until someone timidly asks, “Is this a … Continue reading

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Christians Are Not Citizens of Babylon

The 6th century, B.C., was a tumultuous one for the Hebrew people. Always beset and troubled by enemies, the Jewish state, barely holding out in the territory of Judah and its capitol city, Jerusalem, was finally and fully conquered by … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Feminist Revolution and the Fall of Old Fashioned Courtesy

In protesting the offense of men opening doors for women, is the solution for nobody to open doors for anybody? Continue reading

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It’s a Good Hair Day and I Can Do Anything!

I know that some people spend hours to get this messy look, but seriously, it only takes seconds. Of course, it doesn’t look stylistically messy, the same way true minimal makeup doesn’t look like artistically applied minimal makeup, but either you have time for breakfast or you have deliberately premeditated, artlessly unstructured hair. Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My (extremely expensive, Italian leather, got them on sale) Sandals

I might also add that Ruby the Repulsive Rat Dog exhibits a literal taste for expensive footwear as well, and thanks to her sharp teeth, has reduced my $14.95 find of the century to masticated pulp. Continue reading

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Are they Brats or Simply Bored Children?

In other words, they behaved like normal children in a 12 x 15 room with nothing in it but fishing magazines and a flat screen, and they didn’t sit still, and they weren’t quiet, and they didn’t just watch the movie and stop bothering people the way adults, trained to glue their eyes to the screen, expect them to. Continue reading

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