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Take Vulnerability Too Far

Take Vulnerability Too Far

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. — 2 Corinthians 4:7 VULNERABLE A few years ago, I learned about the difference between transparency and vulnerability. They sound similar and may even look alike from the outside, but the motivation and

Grateful Even When Bad Gets Worse

Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet… I will rejoice in the God of my salvation! — Habakkuk 3:17-18 Habakkuk described

What Is the Enneagram?

Learning the Essentials of This Ancient Tool Often misunderstood as simply a personality tool to describe quirks and traits of people’s individuality, the Enneagram goes much further than mere caricatures. The contemporary Enneagram of Personality (1) illustrates the nine ways we get lost, but also the nine ways we can come home to our True

Loving Well in a Broken World: We All Fall Down

Job is perhaps the closest equivalent the ancient world had to a jet-­setting, mansion-­residing billionaire. Considered the “greatest of all the people of the east,” he had “7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female don­ keys, and very many servants” (Job 1:3). And if that weren’t enough to make him great,

Suffer Strong: Post-Traumatic Growth

In sharing our story, we’ve given many people permission to share their stories back to us. Those stories cover all the ways a person can hurt — loss of a child, divorce, financial struggle, cancer, dysfunctional relationships, addiction — and naturally, many of them are stories similar to ours; that is, they’re related to stroke

How We Can Be Better Together

In The Creative Brain Dr. David Eagleman says that “creativity is imagining something that isn’t real yet.” Rather than one set of skills, creative people have mastered the art of taking ideas from one place and using them in another. Far from creating things from ‘nothing’ the best creators are ‘remix’ artists. Like the one

You’ll Never Regret the Pursuit for More

As I sat in my tiny apartment, tears ran down my hopeless cheeks. My freshly washed, yard sale pot and pan sat upside down draining on my twenty-five cent Goodwill dish rag. I had just tucked my eight-year-old daughter into bed, plopped like a deflated balloon onto a kitchen chair and cried. Is this all

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