Feeling Distressed, Distracted, or Stretched Thin by the Demands of Life? Here’s One Spiritual Practice that Can Help You Refresh and Reconnect to what Matters Most.

Feeling Distressed, Distracted, or Stretched Thin by the Demands of Life? Here’s One Spiritual Practice that Can Help You Refresh and Reconnect to what Matters Most.

To connect to the internet at my house, I use an old-fashioned Ethernet cable. One perk of this arrangement is that when I have a project that requires high concentration, such as writing a blog post, I can unplug the cord. Without access to the internet and its myriad distractions…

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Jesus Saved Me From a Life of Self-Hate

Jesus Saved Me From a Life of Self-Hate

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I used to write mean things about myself in my journal. This week, I decided to get really real and share a few actual quotes.

So (deep breath), here’s a peek at what my 15-year-old self was saying:

“Why am I like this…?”

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What Does Jesus Smell Like?

What Does Jesus Smell Like?

Wherever I went, the smell followed. It was spicy and earthy, like patchouli oil. Though I was certain I hadn’t used any patchouli scented products that morning, after a bit of sniffing, I confirmed the scent was definitely coming from me.

As I pondered how the patchouli could have gotten there, I remembered that earlier in the day I’d hugged a friend, and I realized her fragrance had transferred to me through our embrace.

We tend to become like the people we spend time with. The closer the association, the more we pick up another’s mannerisms, patterns of speech, eating habits and even smell…

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What I Didn't Realize About Easter

What I Didn't Realize About Easter

As a kid, I had a pretty simplistic view of Easter.

When I was really little, it meant spring time, chocolate cream eggs, and a new dress for church (I remember one dress in particular with a strand of plastic pearls sewn to the collar—it made me feel so pretty and grown up). As I got older, Easter came to mean “Jesus died and rose again so we can go to Heaven.”...

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