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The fallacy behind 'depressive realism'

Some friends and I were talking the other day (yesterday) about depressive realism, which is the demonstrably true fact that clinically depressed people have a better understanding of life’s odds than non-depressed people. 368 more words

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Letting Grace do her work

Jesus Christ Prince of Peace (painting by Akiane)

My youngest just “is”. She is impossible to describe but she does me good every day. Unaffected, innocent, pure, without a trace of worry and unconscious of the good she is doing, she works on my soul like a tonic reminding me every day of her namesake’s work in my spirit soul body. 85 more words

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Seared Consciences

…seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron. 1 Tim 4:2

an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. 983 more words

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Biblical Psychology

I’m reading Oswald Chamber’s “Biblical Psychology”, a book I read perhaps 25 years ago with little understanding then.  It is a compilation of his lectures and is not an easy book to read.   431 more words

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If a cop tells you to do something, it's kind of dangerous to refuse to do it

Every once in awhile, you’ll see an article make the rounds on Facebook that’s all, “Know your rights! Never talk to cops!”

And those articles make a lot of sense…if you’re guilty. 469 more words

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Becoming a Better Salesperson

I consider myself a perpetual student. I love learning. I went back to school twelve years after I finished my undergraduate degree to get a Master’s degree, in large part just because I love learning. 1,398 more words

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It does feel really good to be back

When I write about the Bay Area, I really don’t want the take-away to be, “This place is better than other places,” because I don’t think that’s at all true. 962 more words

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