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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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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
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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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
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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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
God Punched Me in the Face!

God punched me in the face when I was sixteen. I can still look in the mirror and see the damage it caused to my tooth. But really, I don’t mind at all. I’m actually really glad that he did. But before I tell you why, let me back up a little and tell you my story. I grew up in a wonderful, stable family where I felt loved and learned about...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
The End of Our Exile

Could it be that we've all lived threads of the same story? There's an ancient narrative of paradise lost then regained, of wandering lost in exile until God himself came down to bring us home. Here's how the story goes: God created us for life to the fullest. To know Him personally, with nothing coming between. Never hurting others or being...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Questions First?

You've got questions, we've got answers. (Well maybe not ALL the answers, but we'll do our best. )         What would you like to talk about? A mentor will connect with you shortly. If you'd like to talk with someone right now, stop by our chat rooms.

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Making Memories: Life Without My Mother

My mom passed away when I was in my third year of university. She missed my college graduation, my wedding, and she’s going to miss the births of my children. This is one of the most painful realities of being the one left behind. You can’t make any new memories with the people you love. From now on, they’re going to miss every birthday, every...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
So What if Jesus Rose From the Dead!

Would you like to attend a TED conference? I know I would jump at the chance! My brain would be stretched in new directions—untapped synapses igniting, my imagination exploding with new possibilities! Why is TED so popular? One reason is the high caliber of speakers they garner: innovators, out-of-the-box thinkers, people carving out new ways...

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