Words Matter

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When I write, I understand that words matter.  Sometimes I struggle to find the perfect word to convey what I am feeling or thinking.

I come from the corporate world where words also matter.  But it’s a little different there.  No matter what company you work for, there will be a special vocabulary.  Buzzwords and phrases.  Taking things offline, one-off, piggybacking on something, push-back, if I’m hearing you correctly.  The list is almost endless.  Often, using these buzzwords show that you’re a good fit for your team.  You’re seen as part of the “in” crowd.  But use them too much and you may find yourself the target of a buzzword bingo sheet.

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Mental Illness, Suicide, and the Church

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Someone I knew from the recovery group at my former church committed suicide this week.  He had been dealing with mental illness for a while but everyone thought he had it under control.  Tragically, that was not the case. Continue reading “Mental Illness, Suicide, and the Church”

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

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This question starts getting asked when you’re young enough to understand what it means and continues, albeit with different wording, until you graduate from high school or college.  I work on a college campus and I find myself asking my student workers what they want to do after they graduate.  And now that I’m back in school, Continue reading “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”

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