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100 Good Things

My issue is that I focus on the one bad thing when there are at least one-hundred good things. My mind stretches toward perfection, a deep yearning for something this world does not contain. There is pain, suffering, and sorrow. There is not ONLY pain, suffering, and sorrow. There is also joy, peace, rest, excitement, and fulfillment. My focus easily […]

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Conditionally Happy

I’ll be happy if all of the conditions of my life meet the standard I’ve set in order to allow myself the luxury of feeling happy. If the bills have all been paid and I have money left over, if I have the job I love and don’t hate, if I’m in relationship with the […]

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The Wins We’re Worthy Of

I always notice that the posts that get the most likes on almost any social media platform are the ones where there’s a win involved. What do I mean by a win? Just a positive life experience. A good move in a good direction.

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Trust?

This is not something I am particularly good at. I’m very weak here actually. I definitely would not teach a class on being a better truster. Trust is one of the hardest things I’ve ever tried doing. What goes on in my head does not match reality at all. And I believe all of it. […]

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At the End of Yourself

I host a podcast called, The Craven Effect, and on an episode called, “The Waiting Place”, I interviewed a great friend of mine. Pastor Dave and I talked about the different moments in life where we are going through a process and where we are in a place of waiting. That’s not what I want […]

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