Category Archives: Right Side Up

God’s “Anti-Loneliness” Drug

The shock factor built into the headline worked, and I was drawn into a recent article in a British newspaper. The lead-in was a simple assertion: “Loneliness is as deadly as smoking 15 cigarettes a day”. The piece was obviously … Continue reading

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Have You Found the Right Soul Buffer? Guest Post by Katy Kauffman

There’s no way that our cars shouldn’t have hit. I was a preteen sitting in the passenger side of my family’s car, while my mom was driving. All I remember is that a car came so close to us, that … Continue reading

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Compassion—Who We Are, Not Just What We Have

First it was Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma. We’re witnessing something in this country that is, I think, very “American”, and not just American in a generic sense, but that unique definition of American that has its roots in the … Continue reading

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A “Flood” of Opportunities

This is the weekend that we celebrate the concept of work here in America.  We pause to honor all of our citizens who engage in it and whose labor sustains the shining symbol of freedom and prosperity that America represents … Continue reading

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A Biased Look at Good News

Last week I indulged in a little sarcasm directed toward what appears to be an obsessive tendency in the media these days to suppress, deny, avoid, or challenge information that most of us would classify as “good news”. That trend … Continue reading

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Addiction Rewired ~ from Heartache to Heaven

In last week’s post, Addiction—Hardwired for Heartache, our cat, Dusty, helped to briefly illustrate one facet of the pervasive plague of addiction, perhaps the most persistent, destructive, and costly epidemic our nation has ever faced. We mentioned that the obsessive pursuit … Continue reading

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