Tag: judgment

I really don’t know what to do

      Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.      Emily Dickinson I really don’t know what to do. She reached out to us with these words, plaintive and despairing.  She feels lost, alone.  She is uncertain if a dawn will come to her again.  But still she reached out…
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Telling Secrets

We’re on this perilous mission together.  I’ve found that when men can share anything with each other, anything, it creates a certain esprit de corps. Based on actual events, the 2003 film, Saints and Soldiers tells the gripping story of a small band of World War II Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines with information that…
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Judging Others By the Names We Call Them

Once you label me, you negate me.     Soren Kierkegaard This morning we had a discussion on how we often unconsciously put labels on people without even recognizing that we do. We have the tendency to put a person’s circumstances, color, class distinction, job, disease, disability first before we look at someone simply as a person…
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A Gut Check on the Attitudes We Have About Others

Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.      Brennan ManningIt’s our common struggle to look at others, not seeing their inherent worth. It seems far easier and more natural to see the faults, failings and flaws of everyone else than…
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Yesterday Tiger Woods won his first big PGA golf tournament, since November 2009, when his life and game deteriorated in a wrenching public scandal. Much press coverage was extended on the run-up to this victory and many sports commentators voiced many opinions on his abilities, his future and his character. This happens a lot when…
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Becoming Our Authentic Selves

Being authentic is the ability to be true to oneself. Living an authentic life requires the ability to be true to our own wants, needs and desires and not live our lives by the opinion of others. Being authentic is the ability to make self-honoring choices and stand firmly in who we are in our…
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