Tag: flourish

Tough Love & Boundary Setting

Protecting Yourself and Others From Those Who Would Hurt You In addition to the radical love ethic toward enemies (the FIRST WORDS), there are two more exceedingly important pieces of guidance. This guidance is also in the Bible. Because they are closely related, I’ll describe them together. You can and must (1) practice tough love […]

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Life Shrinks or Life Expands

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.” Aristotle “It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.” Edward Harriman **************** Before I share a few of my thoughts on courage, here are the counts […]

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Flanguish (or How to Make a New Word)

Let’s have a little fun with today’s post. There are always new words being added to the English language. The words below officially made it into various leading dictionaries (Oxford, Miriam-Webster) in 2016. Bitcoin: Digital currency. (I’m not sure what this is, but I don’t think I have any.) Breakfunch: A small meal consumed between breakfast […]

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Life…and a Lot of It!

In Him Was Life. I stared at those words for some time. They are found in John 1:4. The entire verse reads like this: “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” I had read them at least 100 times before! This time, they hit me with new power. I […]

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