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Self-Awareness [What kind of mirror do you look into everyday?]

Self-Awareness [What kind of mirror do you look into everyday?]

Atlantic City. America’s Playground. It’s like Las Vegas—only dirtier. It is underpopulated in the winter and overpopulated in the sum- mer. “Atlantic Ave” is a yellow space on the Monopoly game board, and it’s actually named after Atlantic City. I was visiting this diamond in the rough with one of my best friends, whom we call Goody. He loves to dance so much so that he’ll often drop it low even when there’s no music. Or dance floor. And he’ll do this entirely by himself. But this time in AC, he had music. We had just...

A Roadmap to Resetting Your Vision

A Roadmap to Resetting Your Vision

It might be the first important question any of us are ever asked.

Most of the questions of childhood are mundane: “Would you like more...

Getting Wet

Getting Wet

I have a friend who had a dream. In the dream he was zooming and zipping down a whitewater rapid. He had no life...

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For I Was Hungry…

For I Was Hungry…

7,340 miles away from my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC lies a village of a few hundred in the far north of the African country...

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Seek and Find Purpose

Seek and Find Purpose

Last week we talked about purpose. We made the point that we are not competing for our purpose but rather we have one specifically...

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Hearing from God

Hearing from God

How do you hear from God? For me, the answer changes frequently; it seems every time I hear, it’s a little different. Sometimes, I...

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Walk in My Grace

Walk in My Grace

Do as I say, not as I do.

It’s a common parental refrain, and the older I get, the more I find usefulness in that...

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Shift Your Focus

Shift Your Focus

The new year has only just begun, and with it a new semester of graduate school. As it always seems to go with new...

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What Baked Potatoes Taught Me about Renewing My Mind

What Baked Potatoes Taught Me about Renewing My Mind

For nearly two years now, I’ve been seeing a counselor every week. This week, we talked about something I never expected: baked potatoes.

Here’s the...

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Lifting Our Eyes

Lifting Our Eyes

Recently, at various times and in various places, I’ve found myself feeling a little purposeless. On the days when life feels like it’s passing...

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