renewing-your-mind

Make Your Second Life Special If You Destroyed Your First One

How A Destiny Gets Hijacked A baseball movie is not supposed to make a dude cry, but that’s exactly what Bernard Malamud’s The Natural did to me. My ability to hold it together was undone during the story’s “all is lost” moment as Iris Gaines taught a powerful lesson of …

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Consolation in Christ is The Best Solution

“The family has requested for you say a few words as they bury their father. You’ll need to be there in an hour. Can you do you it?” That’s pretty late notice for this type of thing, but of course, I could. Although I wasn’t their pastor at the time, …

starting-a-career-at-40

I Want More Than a Happy Family. Is That Wrong?

My two oldest sons compete over everything. It drives me nuts. It makes me proud. They fight to near death to see: …

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The Most Spiritual Move to Make Is To Not Make One

Want to be happy? If you can pull these four things off, you have a shot. Think of something you need to …

midlife-parenting

How to Loot Your Child’s Happiness to Make Your Life Better

A good friend of mine recently contracted the West Nile virus and it almost killed him. He’s a lot better now, which …

midlife-transition

The Best Way to Waste Your Money on Therapy

Albert Ellis defeated his fear of talking to women in a most courageous way. He sat on a park bench at the New …

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Stop Beating Yourself Up. You’re Not the One Getting Hurt.

My English teacher’s tooth fell out during a self-flagellation scene of “The Scarlet Letter”. Mr. Baker got so cracked up by the …