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Today for most of the Christian world and next Sunday of Orthodox Christians, we observe the greatest moment in the Kosmos. Unfortunately for many, this is a cultural holiday lightly observed that has very little connection to the meaning of life. For us who believe in the Resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate this moment every day. As a result, our hearts are full, our spirit is at peace and our passion is… Read More

As a concerned parent, who doesn’t dread the thought of their children going wayward. As an over enthusiastic and empathetic friend, boss or manager, who doesn’t dread the thought of their friends or team being bullied or struggling to cope. OVER PROTECTION, Let me illustrate. I’ve recently come into the world of being a green finger, wanting to help my wife around the garden. I believe greatly in routine and systems, so… Read More

Shame often operates from a power imbalance. Regardless of motive, shame can move strong individuals to a place of brokenness. Bosses, managers and those in lead roles can use shame to deter others from misbehaving. Given the circumstances, most individuals carry a greater weight of authority beyond their character. Character and integrity may have been the instruments that opened up the opportunity to take on a lead role, they aren’t always the… Read More

I had the privilege of sharing some of my story to a large group of recovering addicts, only because the founder of the rehab facility wanted my HOPE to rub off on them. The room was electric, men and women from all walks of life, young and old desiring freedom of the soul. In my thirty minute session, I shared a handful of stories injected with real life experiences and I could… Read More

Have you ever taken the time to mock yourself and see the funny side of all your seriousness? Being offended or being surprised that others would dare mock you is both naive and sad. Naïve, because we’re not that grand in the world scheme of things. Sad, because we miss an opportunity to see ourselves in light of another person’s landscape. When we’re the but end of someone’s joke, we’ve achieved an… Read More

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