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Don’t try to be creative. Try to be receptive

Don’t try to be creative. Try to be receptive

For creative inspiration, it takes more than just having an idea fall out of the sky. Here’s why being open-minded and observant can make you more creative.

Dear Christians, we need to talk about body image

Dear Christians, we need to talk about body image

Body image is a major concern for many people – so why aren’t Christians talking about it? Here’s why we need to start the conversation – and what to say.

What victims of abuse really need from Christians

What victims of abuse really need from Christians

Now is the time for every Christian to think about how to respond to victims of abuse in the church. This is part two of my two-part series on forgiveness.

What forgiving an abuser means (and doesn’t mean)

What forgiving an abuser means (and doesn’t mean)

In an age of sex scandals, do Christians understand what it means to ask a victim to forgive? A personal reflection on abuse and its misconceptions.

The most important lesson I learned from 42 days of creativity

The most important lesson I learned from 42 days of creativity

Facing a difficult month, I opted to pursue 42 days of creativity. What I discovered was a surprising lesson in how creativity can boost your health.

New Year’s resolutions and the age of cynicism

New Year’s resolutions and the age of cynicism

Cynicism – in an age of Trump, it’s both common and fashionable. For many, cynicism seems like an alternative to disappointment. But is it healthy?

Is self-care getting too selfish?

Is self-care getting too selfish?

Self-care – it’s a phrase that’s launched a thousand wellness blogs. But when you’re putting yourself first, where does self-care end and selfishness begin?

Christmas is subversive. At least, the first one was

Christmas is subversive. At least, the first one was

How real is the Nativity you see at Christmas? Here’s the gritty reality behind one of the Bible’s most famous stories – the birth of Jesus.