What I Am Reading These Days

I am currently working on several writing projects. My early morning routine consists of devotions, reading, and writing. Seasons of life vary for me. There are times when I do more reading and less writing. Then I will cut back my reading so I have more time to write. Right now I am in a […]

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Happening to Things…

One of the best books I ever read on learning was a book about Leonardo Da Vinci. How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael Gelb is NOT a self-help book. It is a manual on learning, thinking, growing, creating, and stewarding the knowledge and wisdom God gives you. […]

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Quotes I Am Pondering

Greatness is not a final destination, but a series of small acts done daily in order to constantly rejuvenate and refresh our skills in a daily effort to become a better version of ourselves. Maurice Ashley (the first African American International Grandmaster in Chess) The key to a great life is simply having a bunch […]

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What Exactly is an Emotion?

This question seems simple and innocent. Instead, it opens the door to a snarky and tangled complexity. It is not easily answered. Biology, psychology, and spirituality provide different insights. Here is how I see it. When you feel angry (i.e., have the emotion of anger) you are not only having an emotional experience, you are […]

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Self-Awareness and the Emotional Life

Clueless is Never a Compliment! Being clueless about your emotions is never a good thing! Self-awareness about your emotions is the first step toward healthy emotions. This is one more reason why I love the psalms. The psalmists were profoundly self-aware about their emotions. They felt deeply about their experiences. They knew what they felt. […]

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