Fear and Judgment (5YTL)

Recently, I shared a link to a piece that I read online via social media.  The title of the piece is "Real Christianity vs. Whatever The Heck It Is Conservatives Actually Follow."  Having shared that, I received varying types and levels of feedback, and I want to be clear about my feelings on the topic and perhaps focus more clearly on my thoughts, versus the broad brush with which the author painted his opinions. When the author of that article dubbed his interpretation of modern day Christi...
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No Shame In Your Game (5YTL)

We've all experienced it. There's something(s) in your past that has haunted you.   It was something that you said.   It was something that you did.   It was something you ignored that you regret.   I'm talking about shame. What is the price of shame?  How does it rule us when we allow it to?  Why do we do it? As we sit here is the wake of an unprecedented US Presidential Election, we've all seen a great deal of behaviors that could invoke a sense of shame.  I, myself, ha...
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Run To The Fire (5YTL)

We all know that firefighters are tasked with running into live fires.  It is an insanely difficult job, and I am glad it is not mine.  After all, the fire is where the danger is.  The fire is also where people have the greatest opportunity to make a difference. A few years ago, when I had the pleasure of attending Donald Miller's Storyline Conference in Nashville, I learned that a big part of his life's mission is to "save many lives."  He teaches that our lives are stories, and well-crafted...
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Your Imposter Syndrome Is Actually An Imposter (5YTL)

Have you ever felt like an imposter? The truth is that everyone has felt like this at one point or another throughout their lives and careers.  The imposter syndrome is that voice inside your head who knows you better than anyone else in the world.  It's the voice that says "Who Do You Think You Are?"  It's that voice that lets the negativity of others into your head and begins to build truth with it.  The good news is that this voice isn't you, and it doesn't speak for you.  It is an IMPOSTE...
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