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The Beauty of Hardship

The Beauty of Hardship

My three-year-old wants to drink espresso. He thinks he wants to drink espresso. Of course, he doesn’t realize coffee is an acquired taste. As with Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate, we learn to enjoy coffee’s bitterness — at least some of us do! It’s much the same...
Are You a Warrior or a Worker?

Are You a Warrior or a Worker?

Parker Palmer says most people view the world through the predominant imagery of warfare. While the Bible is replete with warfare imagery (and there’s nothing wrong per se with this), Palmer says it’s not the most helpful metaphor for life. Why? Because...
My Journey Toward Generosity

My Journey Toward Generosity

Giving is a difficult topic for many, myself included. Prior to marrying my wife, my giving was sporadic, minimal, and mostly non-existent. My wife, on the other hand, was giving beyond measure. At first I was terrified and intimidated by her generosity. What about my...