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Living the Single Life

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lREZ6Bg_Y4E?feature=player_detailpage] Julian, the host of The Science of Love by SoulPancake, asks a handful of single people a few questions: If you could, would you wake up tomorrow single or in a relationship? What are you looking for in a partner? What do you think other people are looking for? Their...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Hot Pursuit

"I heard a story once, an incredible story, an amazing story. It told of one who was relentlessly faithful and loves with an unwavering love. It was said that his sorrow was over broken people, it was said that he tirelessly pursues each lost one, never giving up until...until…" Does your heartbeat quicken when you sense someone behind you while...

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Plastic Jesus

Imagine a person receiving a check for $1,000,000 and then placing the huge cardboard check on the mantle above their fireplace just to look at. Day by day they continue to miss out on so much because they never actually take it to the bank and deposit it. That's how some of us approach faith in God. When we hold back from giving our lives to...

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Empathy Matters

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw?rel=0] Video provided by The RSA Empathy fuels connection, sympathy drives disconnection. For many people, the first reaction when we hear that someone is going through a tough time is to cheer them up or start by using those dreaded words: at least. We're trying to make it better, but that...

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The Void

I prefer to live in constant distraction. I do whatever I can to occupy my mind. I make my life busy. I keep my life noisy.  I try to avoid the moments when everything is still. I chase after awards and accolades hoping they’ll ignite a passion in me. I see other people living, but I feel like I’m just existing. Sound familiar? If you’re...

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Looking for a Way out of Resentment

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I are married.”  I wanted to be accurate, but also reassuring....

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A New Definition of Success

For most of her life Jane was a people-pleaser. What other people thought about her mattered a lot. At 41 Jane was making good money and gaining a reputation as an excellent realtor, but she was also headed toward burnout. The loss of her father later that year completely changed her career path and set her toward a completely new definition of success....

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Picture Perfect

If you want to know God, it’s simple. All you need to do is ask! If you’re not sure how, you can pray a prayer like this: God I need you. Please forgive me for the things I’ve done. Forgive me for turning my back on you and going my own way. Take control of my life and make me more like you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins....

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