Posts in Character
Paying It Forward on a Budget

Paying it forward is when someone does something for you, but instead of paying the person back directly, you pass it on to another person. And that got us thinking: Does paying it forward really have to involve money?

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How to Deal with Your Fears

Biologically speaking, fear is essential to our survival. It protects us from potential danger and alerting us to respond accordingly. So if fear tells us to step out of the way of an oncoming car, what makes it the bad guy?


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Staying in the Uncomfortable

Whether it be taking on a new job or ending one, moving out of the house, moving to a new city, starting new relationships or ending old ones, stepping out is usually associated with big changes. Not so much for me.

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To Microwave or Marinate?

I heard in a sermon as a teenager that we live in a “microwave state of mind instead of a marinating state of mind.” As a teenager, I remember thinking the pastor was just old and slow and didn’t understand how he didn’t appreciate that the times are a-changin! But, over the years and perhaps after marriage and motherhood, I’ve come to see that the need of immediacy or “instant gratification” well, isn’t that gratifying.

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