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  • Exclusion as a Violation of the Self

  • Last week I came across this article that stated, being ignored is worse than being bullied. I had to stop and think about that statement for a second. Nevermind the article and the research, I wanted to just think about that statement, especially since we hear so much about bullying in the media these days. I can't come out and say one is worse than the other...they are both painful experie[...]
  • "Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry"

  • Not long after moving to Chicago, I called a wise friend to ask for some spiritual direction. I described the pace of life in my current ministry. The church where I serve tends to move at a fast clip. I also told him about our rhythms of family life: we are in the van-driving, soccer-league, piano-lesson, school-orientation-night years. I told him about the present condition of my heart, as best [...]
  • Runnning as a Meditative and Prayerful Practice

  • In yesterday's post Running as an Antidote for Anxiety and Depression, I told you about why I love running and how it has transformed my life. One aspect that I didn't tell you about is how running not only helps with my anxiety and depression, but it's a great activity for my prayer life. I spend a lot of time in prayer during my runs, as well as listening to music sporadically throughout the[...]