The Present Moment

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THE PRESENT MOMENT: A CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS Wonderful words from the Gospel of Luke—I’ve recalled them often in times of worry, both great and trivial. But can we possibly live without anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s built-in response to perceived danger—the brain’s “fight or flight response.” But sometimes our bodies respond as if we…

Everydayness

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THE VALUE OF EVERYDAYNESS Day to day life is the perfect opportunity for self-growth. We tend to measure our lives in terms of milestone events such as graduation, marriage, job promotions, the birth of children, moving, health-related events, and the passing of people we love. We often reflect on how those milestone events have affected…

Choices

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WHEN LIMITING CHOICES BRINGS FREEDOM Choice – it’s an American value that’s wrapped up in our idea of freedom. Isn’t that what our forefathers fought for? Freedom of speech, religion, the press…we get to choose what we say, how we worship, and what we publish. It’s the foundation of what makes America what it is and hence…

Posturing in prayer

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POSTURING IN PRAYER Prayer is time spent on and in our relationship with God. It can be conversation, contemplation, meditation, or activities offered to this end (in the same way that we work on our human relationships through self-growth, fixing hinges or dinner, working to support our spouse and children, etc.). Truly profitable relationship-building demands…

#MeToo and pornography

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PORNOGRAPHY AND THE #METOO MOVEMENT The world is finally waking up to a problem that has been an open secret for too long: sexual assault in the workplace. While there have been many articles, news segments, and coffee shop conversations about this issue, there appears to be part of the discussion that is only being…