Negative vs Positive Talk

People respond best when they receive positive talk. A person feels shame, guilt, regret, sadness, fear, loneliness and physically weak when people who they love and admire most, who’ve they’ve made themselves vulnerable to, speak negative to them. It’s the ultimate way to crush someone’s spirit. On the contrary, speaking positive words to someone charges …

How to Be a Good Steward By Becoming an Ecopreneur

Written by guest contributor Joyce Wilson. We are stewards of this miraculous planet. It has been entrusted to us and as such, we should strive to take care of it when we are planning to start a new business. This is what being an ecopreneur is all about. It’s not just some catchy name. It’s …

“Draft-era ‘shark attacks’ on Army infantry recruits are over”. The rebuttle.

I recently saw an article in the Army Times about the Army putting the Kibosh on the “Shark Attack” style of soldiering for Basic Training recruits. The premise, or bottom line, is that it’s just mean and that there are better ways, more constructive ways to motivate soldiers and prepare them for battle. Interesting. Most …

Does Your Suffering Have Meaning?

Viktor Frankl is my favorite author when it relates to choice, attitude, struggle. In a very small nutshell, he survived 4 concentration/death camps in 3 years during WWII. He lost everything. He lost his job, home, identity, wife, parents and purpose. He regained one of those things, however. His purpose. He found that his purpose …

What Can Be Gained From Philosophical Discussions

For some time, now, I’ve been on this path to read from a list of authors who have taken that deep dive into Meaning, Thinking and Existence. It can be a bit sketchy for a Christian to do this. I believe the more you read, the more you have to think about. Not necessarily the …