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First and Foremost, Trust Yourself

Of all the people we are instructed to trust, when are we ever encouraged to trust ourselves? Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Parasites Define Who You Are

Both religion and science have their own version of the doctrine of original sin. It’s wise not believing in either of their teachings. Continue reading

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The History of Real People Isn’t Boring

When I was a schoolgirl, history bored me. But then again, my only exposure to it was through textbooks, which have a knack for distilling entire civilizations into lists of emperors, kings, conquerors, presidents, financial magnates and military generals, whose … Continue reading

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Problems Are Mountains and Mountains Can Be Climbed

If there is a large mountain in our way, and we have to get to the other side, it doesn’t do much good to pretend that it isn’t there. And yet, we do this all the time, not so much … Continue reading

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The Power We All Possess

Most ordinary people feel as if we have no power. I’m not talking the “calm the wind and the waves” and “heal the blind” sort of power. Even the most delusional of earth’s mighty men and women know that they … Continue reading

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Why Your Life on This Planet Means Something

All human beings like to feel that we¬†have a reason for existing. It’s not narcissistic: created in the image of a creative God, we have it in us — in our genes, in our DNA, in our soul, in our … Continue reading

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When Christian Leaders Say, “Jump!” Do We Leap?

“If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.” James 1:5 For many years, my literary junk food was celebrity people magazines. Once every two weeks … Continue reading

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Blogging Pays — Even When You Don’t Make Money At It

“The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good . . . for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45) If you blog, for any reason, you’ve no … Continue reading

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Christians: The Extraordinary Voice of the Ordinary Person

Within Christianity, there are many many voices telling us all sorts of things: how to pray, how to not pray, how to read the Bible and with what study resource, how we should vote, whom we should hate or be … Continue reading

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Are You Too Ordinary to Make a Difference?

As a writer, my primary focus is on ordinary life and ordinary people, because for all that politicians, writers, seminar speakers, and the movie industry talk about real, regular human beings, they don’t get it. I’ve always enjoyed Hollywood’s interpretation … Continue reading

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