Five Lies that Undermine Your Sense of Belonging

C.S. Lewis once commented that belonging to a group is the strongest emotional drive a human possesses. I suppose social media is just the latest arena, though I think most people have some pretty visceral memories of the popular crowd in middle school. I haven’t thought about being popular in decades but it ranked among […]

Is Your ‘No’ Broken? Reinforcing Healthy New Boundaries

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Some people seem to have the gift of no.  Boundaries seem to come easily to them. When asked for favors, money, or permission, they hand out noes with blithe unconcern.  Others, like me, feel guilty about denying the requests, even demands of the people in their lives.  But if you are naturally compliant, suffered under […]

The Fish in Your Dark Subconscious Sea

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Large bodies of water are heavy with mystery. Under the surface live strange creatures, both comic and terrifying.  Movies show monsters, though more common are the schools of shimmering fish that fill dinner plates.  But the sea is often a metaphor for our own minds, our will and emotions battling under the surface of our […]

God’s Miraculous and Timely Intervention

I suppose I was prepped to believe that God’s intervention can happen miraculously by a youth spent devouring the books of evangelists.  These men and women of God proved over and over how He can and does aid those who for whatever reason find themselves caught in unforeseen and overwhelming circumstances. For instance, the story […]