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Lose Weight, Not Yourself

It is no surprise that many of us struggle with our weight. We are bombarded with images in advertisements and on TV of thin, muscular, fit people even up into their gray-haired years. We look in the mirror, suck in our guts, and think, that should be me. Thoughts dash through our minds. This time I’ll do it! I will lose those ten, twenty, forty...

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We’ve All Got Issues

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEncgA9N144] Media Thanks to SoulPancake Behind every face is a person struggling. When the facades drop, we're left on level ground: every one of us human, all facing challenges and carrying scars. What does it take to trust someone enough to show them who we really are? Will they scrutinize and judge?...

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The Secret of a Happy Family

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYT3a3LBYRs] Video Thanks to SoulPancake It’s not easy being a good parent, but the rewards are so worth it! There’s nothing quite like seeing your child beaming ear to ear, becoming the person they're destined to be. As Julien says, “Being a good parent isn’t about how much time you spend...

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Don’t Guard Your Heart

Stop guarding your heart. Maybe this seems counterintuitive. "Guard your heart" is an expression thrown around a lot, especially in Christian circles, and it's commonly taken to extremes. It's supposed to encourage you to be modest, to protect yourself, to keep the bad guys out of your head and heart. But there's a danger when you try so hard...

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Living the Single Life

[youtube https://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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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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Empathy Matters

[youtube https://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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