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People Are Who They Are and They Don’t Fit Into Perfect Little Boxes (People. Matter. 03.31.17)

There are two things that are especially true when it comes to people. First, every person is different in a thousand ways. Second, no one is perfect nor can they be if they tried.

Our differences and our imperfections are what make us who we are. You wouldn’t be you without these components and I wouldn’t be me. Too often, however, we forget in the overall discourse of life that we are as separate as our fingers are from our toes. We try to make everyone fit into a perfect little box, just the way we want them to be. Or we judge others because they don’t live up to our ideal expectations. Read more…

Guest Post by Megha Shah: How Criticizing Others Affects Their Self-Esteem (People. Matter. 02.14.17)

Even God doesn’t judge a man until his last moments — then who are we to judge others?

More often than not, we take it for granted that people will behave and talk like we want them to. It is human nature to expect a certain kind of response from any person. Failing to get such a response, we tend to, very conveniently, tell them hurtful things — things that when told to us would result in anger and rage.  Read more…

Why People Matter (People. Matter. 01.05.17)

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It should go without being said that all people matter in our society. No matter one’s race, ethnicity, creed, religion, or socio-economic status, all people are unique and significant. Every person is also entitled to his or her opinion and freedom to express that opinion. Read more…

Accidents Don’t Happen (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 354)

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“Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.”
— Elbert Hubbard

As human beings, we have a tendency to act as though our problems are the only problems in the world. We often make our issues much bigger than they really are simply because that is the only thing we can see at the present moment. When we are trapped in our own boxes of human self, we claw and scratch our way to hear only what we tell ourselves. And we miss out on all the insight and advice that could offer the solutions we need. Read more…

We’re Are In the Family (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 344)

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Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

One human need that is common throughout all of humanity is the desire to belong. All people want to belong to a family because it means we are loved, valued, and worthy. Even God wanted more than a physical world with plants and animals. He wanted people. He didn’t want to be alone. And that is why He created and continues to create boys and girls, men and women so that He can have the biggest family possible. The main reason we exist is to join God’s heavenly family. Read more…

Appreciate People (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/31/16)

Appreciate People (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/31/16) (Right-click to download)

Appreciate People (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/31/16)
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Without interactions and interrelations with other human beings, collective humanity would largely be lost. Learn to appreciate people.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Mortal As We Are (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 254)

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“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
— Anaïs Nin

It’s not in our nature to have the control of our lives in someone else’s power. After all, we did, as a country, fight for independence. And individually, to this present moment, people are still fighting for the right to be free and to govern their lives according to how they see fit. There are very many things we can control in this life. What we eat, where we live, the religion we choose to embrace are all in our power to control. But death isn’t one of those things safely in our grip. Read more…

Weakness as a Tool for Strength (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 254)

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Psalm 84:5a (NLT)
What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord.

At times, we get tired. We grow weary after a long day of work. We feel physically weak, even exhausted. We run out of energy, time, and resources. Sometimes, we run out of emotional and mental capacity to handle all of the difficulties and struggles that inevitably exist in our lives. The main reason we feel tired and run out of energy is because we’re human. This is a part of what it means to be a part of humanity. Read more…

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