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Are you tired?

Do you ever just get tired? Do you ever get worn out by the day-to-day give-and-take in your life? Do you grow weary of your work and the monotony of the daily grind? Do you ever feel like you’re being asked to give too much? Are you never quite able to tackle your long list of todos? At the end…

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5 reasons to love fasting

Fasting is not just an excuse to live a healthier life or kick some bad habits. Fasting can be a profound act of love and a powerful spiritual weapon. Here are some reasons I love it. First, some demons can only be cast out by prayer and fasting. (Mk 9:28) Have something tough going on in your life? Or something…

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A Radical New Year

We’re off to a new year, which means new beginnings! New beginnings are essential to the Christian life. At any moment, no matter how badly we’ve messed up or what bad habits we’ve acquired, we can choose to start anew. And there will be some new things around here this new year! First, I’ve committed myself to write more. So…

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Don’t get too comfortable

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” – C. S. Lewis If I look for truth, I may find comfort – but I may not. Life is not about being…

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The minimum requirement

As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more of a minimalist. I want less stuff. I want less distractions. I want less good things in my life in order to make more room for the best things in life. I’m becoming a big fan of that kind of minimalism.  But minimalism can also be bad. Like when…

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Before the first skirmish

We all want to be productive. That is, we want to feel like our day was well-spent. That it was meaningful. But this rarely happens by accident. Waking up on purpose and winning the first skirmish is the key beginning to a well-spent day. But winning that first skirmish begins the night before — with bedtime. I feel silly even…

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