Hate is not the opposite of love

If the opposite of up is down, and the opposite of right is left, then the opposite of love is hate, right? Not so fast. The opposite of love is NOT hate. Why? Because with the word Love, people have feelings and think about another person. And with hate, it is same with different intentions. So the opposite … Continued

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Walking the tightrope of parenting

There is a name that brings an image to mind. It’s the image of sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach, a quick trip to the bathroom, an internal conversation that goes something like, “Why would someone do that?” or “you must be out of your mind.” The name is Nik Wallenda. He was born into … Continued

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Conditional friendship

When I was a teenager, I had a friend named Adam. He was an odd kinda guy who was a loner – but a good friend. We hung out a lot, and our parents drove us to events and such frequently. But it was a conditional friendship. Over time, he started acting differently. He started wearing different clothes, … Continued

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The abundant life

I felt that the abundant life could be summarized by financial success. I achieved all of the success that I could have hoped for in my business and personal pursuits. But my big plan, which was going so well, left me unprepared for the challenge of leading my family through difficulty. I realized that I … Continued

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