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How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

You're reading How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Finding a sincere person is difficult. We are not always ready to share our innermost feelings and do not show a lot of emotions. People have a right for little secrets, but problems begin when we try to deceive ourselves. One's mind and heart conflict with one another, and ...
Tags: Psychology, Lying, Truth, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Melisa Marzett

3 Ways That Managers Can Improve Their Leadership Skills

In order to become a better manager, we first need to become better leaders Image Credit: Jessica Lucia So congratulations, as a manager you are already a leader. However, if you are like most of us you could probably become a better leader. If you took the time to take a look at all of your manager skills, where do you think that your biggest leadership challenge lies? The way that you can identify this is by spending some time thinking about where you’ve had the biggest challenges – com...
Tags: Hollywood, Leadership, Women, Trust, Integrity, Careers, Harvey Weinstein, Mistakes, Respect, Credit, Truth, Leadership Skills, Traits, Jim Anderson, Leadership Challenge, Values Of The Organization

A Pastoral Approach to Evangelizing Culture

“From the time the Gospel was first preached, the Church has known the process of encounter and engagement with cultures.” (Fides et Ratio, 70) The relationship between Holy Mother Church and our modern American culture is increasingly strained. The abuse scandals, the decline in public morals, and the encroaching secular ideologies make evangelizing the culture increasingly difficult. However, we must not despair. As St. Pope John Paul said, the Church is an institution accustomed to colonizing...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Culture, Athens, Truth, Christ, Jesus Christ, St Paul, PAUL, John Paul, TPAC, Paul VI, Gaudium, Pontifical Council for Culture, Catholic Truth

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but vows, 'I’m going to fight this'

Legendary "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. "Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In classic Trebek fashion, he closed the video with wit and humor, saying, "Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host 'Jeopardy!' for three more years! So help me.
Tags: Science, United States, Truth, Alex Trebek, Trebek

The Enthusiast: In Praise of bell hooks

Min Jin Lee on her former professor: “For me, reading ‘Ain’t I A Woman,’ was as if someone had opened the door, the windows, and raised the roof in my mind.”
Tags: News, Truth, Blacks, Hooks, Bell, Sojourner, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Writing and Writers, Min Jin Lee, Aint I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism (Book

GunFreedomRadio EP147 A Double Tap of 2019 SHOT Show, Originally Aired on 2.1.19

Gun Freedom Radio U.S.A. –-( This is our second round of  “mystery” interviews from the 2019 SHOT Show – it's a mystery because you never know WHO you will run into at the amazing National Shooting Sports Foundation, NSSF SHOT Show ! Hour #1 Guests: Zeke Stout – the Host and celebrity judge for the competition series, “Master of Arms” on the Discovery Channel. Zeke is also an advocate for Hero Hunts, Inc founded by Joe & Kim Towers. Joe Towers – a veteran of the US Co...
Tags: Guns, Rob, Truth, Gun Rights, Joe, Second Amendment, Nra, Dan, Kevin, US Coast Guard, Trey, Rob Pincus, Zeke, Marine Corps Veteran, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News

The Truth about the Weather in Australia This Summer

‘UK Set To Be Hotter Than Australia This Weekend’ Yeah, right. The sub-headline above has not been written by me, I’ve copied it from a UK tabloid who has been running with this story leading up to this weekend. Being a born and bred Brit, I like to keep up with the news in the […]
Tags: Travel, UK, Australia, Truth, Floods, Australia Weather, Heatwave, Australian Climate, Cyclone, Australia v UK, Australia Bushfires, British Weather

Be Bold for Christ

Each of us have causes that make us come alive, things that move us and make us eager and burdened with a word to share. God has given us passions, people, and things that we want to fight for. When the Spirit convicts our hearts and the words are on our tongues, our bodies just want to move and act, help and protect, love and embrace for Christ and His kingdom. Who’s with me? I distinctly remember one of the first times I felt this way. It was in Sunday school of all places, and the subject mat...
Tags: Justice, Inspiration, Spirit, Truth, Courage, Injustice, Social Justice, Christ, Bravery, Cost, Gospel, Bold, Boldness

The Rooney Rule and the SBC

In 2002, after the firing of head coaches Tony Dungy and Dennis Green, the NFL diversity committee crafted the Rooney rule.  The rule requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for all head coaching and senior personnel positions.  Has the rule worked?  Today, there are only one Hispanic and two African American head coaches. There’s a growing chorus of pundits who understand the problems with the Rooney Rule.  The major obstacle to minority head coaching hires is a lack of ...
Tags: Church, Religion, NFL, Bible, Culture, Christianity, Faith, Kansas, Rooney, Jesus, Truth, God, Christian, Christians, Grace, Gospel

When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy

African-American women were written out of the history of the woman suffrage movement. As the centennial of the 19th Amendment approaches, it’s time for a new look at the past.
Tags: News, Truth, Dorothy, Baker, Women's Rights, Anthony, Height, White Supremacy, Garrison, Wells, Ella, Frederick, Stanton, Sojourner, Douglass, Susan B

Naked prayer.

I’ve always prayed. To heal. To have. I pray for people I love and people I have a hard time liking. I’ve sat in prayer circles petitioning rain and for someone’s cancer to dissolve. I know dozens of prayers from various faiths. I’ve published prayers. Danced them. Sang them. Sweat them. In reverence, in shock, in exquisite thanks. I pray differently now. For so long, my prayers were a nuanced negotiation . I thought if I gave The Divine my strongest, most capable, grateful, diligently-beli...
Tags: Inspiration, Truth, Prayer, Danielle LaPorte, Encouragement, Desires, Delete, Devotion, For pure encouragement

Big City: Is a Planned Monument to Women’s Rights Racist?

Next year Central Park will get a long fought-for statue of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Not every feminist considers this a victory.
Tags: News, Truth, Ny, Women's Rights, Anthony, Blacks, Central Park, Gloria, Steinem, Susan B Anthony, Stanton, Sojourner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B, Elizabeth Cady, Monuments and Memorials (Structures

The Truth about Improving your Site SEO in 3 Simple Steps

If your business has a website, you know how important SEO is. Learning and mastering search engine optimization is a tactic most online business owners should prioritize. It’s not the most exciting thing to do, but it can pay off tenfold. For starters, building your organize SEO is free. All you have to spend is time. Once your site’s SEO improves, you can reap the benefits of increased traffic and leads. I know some business owners who rely heavily on SEO to drive their 6 and 7-figure busines...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Truth, Haro, Marketing Tips, Publisher Channel Content, Redirect Broken Links Google

Conspiracy theory

Nehemiah 4:7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, 8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it. Satan and his hordes hated to see the work of God going forward. They began to conspire together to see what they could do to stop or hinder the work of God. Th...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Truth, Nehemiah, Daily Bible Devotionals, Tobiah, Sanballat, Sofia Sforza

Let’s Change the Questions We Are Asking

“What’s wrong with me?” I asked myself in a frustrated and condemning tone. I had forgotten an appointment and missed an important call that morning, so that same question had popped into my head more than once. But it wasn’t just a question, it was an assumption, a label of defect I slapped on myself every time I asked it — not just that day but on so many other days. When I forgot to do something important, was late for a meeting, yelled at my kids, lost my keys, missed a deadline, or walked i...
Tags: Identity, Inspiration, Satan, Truth, John, Lies, Christ, Don, Christ Jesus, Encouragement, CSB Notice

Whoa, who saw that coming?

Whoa, who saw that one coming?  Nick Saban’s teams do not catch a beatdown very often.  The Alabama fans didn’t see it coming.  They moaned and wailed every time Clemson scored, and sounded like they were on the Titanic.  (People dying from hypothermia is not funny, but the sounds emanating from my television were akin to the sounds from James Cameron’s epic) Dabo Swinney didn’t see it coming.  Did you see his face at the post game interview?  Guy looked like he just won the powerball jackpot. D...
Tags: Tim Tebow, Church, Religion, Sports, Alabama, Bible, Culture, Social Issues, Iowa, Christianity, Fca, Faith, SEC, Jesus, Truth, God

8 Steps to Jumpstarting a Truth-telling Workplace Culture

Guest post from Jim Haudan and Rich Behrens: What do a water cooler, bathroom, and hallway all have in common? These are three places in the workplace where people feel “safe” to tell the truth. Many leaders believe that their people feel safe in telling them what they think and feel. But this is a misconception—or a blind spot, as we call it in our book, What Are Your Blind Spots? Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back.  Consider these stats: the 20...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Workplace Culture, Change, Truth, Rich, Jim, Berrett Koehler, Dan McCarthy, Blind Spots, Edelman Trust Barometer, Jim Haudan, Rich Berens, Root Inc, Rich Behrens

Facts Have No Feelings

The following post is the one I was referring to when I wrote The Moment You Realize You Aren’t Comfortable With What You Wrote. After I wrote it, I searched around for the quote but came across links to a speech by Ben Shapiro titled “Truth Is A Microagression” along with a bunch of commentary about Shapiro suggesting “Facts don’t care about your feelings” and counterarguments that “Facts do care about your feelings.” I got sucked into a rabbit hole of trying to understand the discussion, debat...
Tags: Quotes, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Philosophy, Truth, Facts, James Comey, McIntyre, Comey, Shapiro, Ben Shapiro, Feld, Post Truth, Lee McIntyre

Why 2019 Must Be Your Church’s Year to Wake Up, Get Equipped, and Reach Out

Happy New Year! It could be a great one, if we’ll finally wake up, get equipped, and reach out. That’s why I want to ask you to take thirty minutes to watch at least the first half of this video. Dr. Michael Brown and I were talking on his Line of Fire radio program about my Stream article, Church, Wake Up! An Urgent Call to Action. (Also mirrored on this site. The Line of Fire title you see below is for the show’s second half hour.) This took place a couple weeks ago, but I saved posting it unt...
Tags: Podcasts, Church, Religion, Michael Brown, Jesus, Truth, Prayer, Michael, Jesus Christ, Cross, Posts, Apologetics, Anti-Christian Hostility, Spiritual Readiness

The Word Became Flesh

by Bill Carroll     Like the Gospel it introduces, the Prologue of John holds at least two sets of claims in tension.   On the one hand, there is the universal and efficacious illumination of the divine Light of the Logos/Word/Wisdom, who is forever with God and is God, distinct in person but one in being with the First Person of the Trinity, or Father.  We find universal illumination in John 1:4:  “in him [i.e. the Logos] was life, and the life was the light of all people” and in John 1:9:  “T...
Tags: Church, Religion, Jesus, Truth, God, John, Kim, Oklahoma, Canon, Jesus Christ, Martin Luther, Virgin Mary, St Thomas Aquinas, Gospels, Southern Ohio, COL

Truth to Hold onto When Everything Is Changing

Three years ago, I taped four pieces of paper to my bedroom door. Before I face the day, I come face-to-face with a calendar from 2016. Here we are at the close of 2018, and I’m still standing in front of these pages, stumbling out of bed and rubbing sleep from my eyes on a chilly December morning, whispering the words I know by heart. Each month features a specific verse beautifully lettered by Jenn Tucker, one of the designers behind many of the (in)courage images you know and love (and the ar...
Tags: Inspiration, Truth, New Year, Matthew, Emmanuel, Isaiah, Zephaniah, Encouragement, Emmanuel God, Jenn Tucker

Comparison. Resiliency. True Love.

I was going to title this: “Dear 2018, What the actual f*ck? But thanks!” I’ll start with the conclusion: 1. Don’t compare your real life to a filtered one. 2. If you’re going through hell, keep going. 3. We’re all in this together. Really, really. Footnotes: 1. To state the obvious: My life is not what you see on Instagram. 2. The not so obvious: 2018 was the toughest year of my life. 3. I love you.   I will elaborate. On comparison: Social media can feel like Comparison ...
Tags: Inspiration, Social Media, Truth, Comparison, Hail Mary, Danielle LaPorte, Resiliency, Delete, True Love, 2019, WTF Bootcamp

Jayson Tatum's lofty goal: "I want to be the next Paul Pierce"

Pierce was quick to recognize it. "He looks like an older version of me," The Truth said even before Tatum's rookie year, referring to how much more developed Tatum's game was in his first season. Tatum has embraced those comparisons in an ESPN interview with Sam Alipour, stating boldly, "I want to be the next Paul Pierce."
Tags: News, Truth, Espn, Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce, Pierce, Tatum, Sam Alipour, Jayson Tatum

Further reading: Do You Want to Read More About China?

Here are some suggestions from The Times Book Review archives to get you started.
Tags: News, China, Truth, Frank, Peter, Daniel, Chang, Kevin, Mao Zedong, Chu, Fincher, Hessler, Books and Literature, Economic Conditions and Trends, Friedberg, Cultural Revolution

Ten Blessings of Spiritual Reading

To advance in our spiritual life, we should utilize all of the means, methods, and practices that are at our disposal. Jesus calls all of us to seriously pursue our own sanctification, as well as the sanctification of the whole world. His words are clear and to the point: “Be holy as your heavenly Father is holy.” (Mt 5:48) A soldier must be well-armed and equipped; an athlete must be fit and trim and prepared; a student must know the subject; married couples must know and use the tools and mean...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Jesus, Truth, Francis, Saints, Christ, PAUL, Phil, Saint Paul, Thomas Aquinas, Dominic, Ignatius, Saint Ignatius, Faith & Spirituality

Fort Worth Star Telegram Report on Sexual Abuse

The Forth Worth Star Telegram has published a four part series detailing a culture of sexual abuse within the Independent Fundamental Baptist Network.  The series was written by Sara Smith.  She reported on the Paige Patterson situation earlier this year, and, from my research, has been a leading journalist in exposing abuse in religious institutions and denominations. If you have time, go read the series.  It is scary.  The Star Telegram interviewed over 200 people who were subjected to all kin...
Tags: Relationships, Church, Religion, Culture, Social Issues, Sexuality, Christianity, Faith, Jesus, Truth, God, Sin, Christian, Christians, Forgiveness, Grace

Man sentenced to probation in Studio City hit-and-run death of singer-songwriter Robert Meurer

VAN NUYS — A 55-year-old man who fled the scene of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash in Studio City that killed a musical collaborator of singer Christopher Cross was sentenced Monday to three years formal probation. George Ronald Nicoletti, who earlier pleaded no contest to hit-and-run driving resulting in death, was also ordered to complete 18 months of mental health counseling as part of the sentence negotiated with prosecutors. George Ronald Nicoletti, seen above, was arrested in the hit-a...
Tags: Music, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Truth, Local News, Anne, Arthur, San Antonio Texas, Beth, Los Angeles Police Department, Cross, Studio City, Hit-and-run

Character Matters: George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush was the first President I remember.  I was eight years old when he was elected and I remember he beat that guy whose tank helmet was too big for his head. George Bush was beacon of civility in a cruel profession.  What I have learned about him since his exit from office is the exact opposite of what we see in politics today.  His character was above reproach and his character mattered to him.  Here are some of the highlights: He was the son of a wealthy Senator, yet ch...
Tags: Politics, White House, Love, Religion, Culture, Bill Clinton, George Bush, President, Christianity, Faith, Truth, God, Christian, Christians, Christ, Kuwait

Houseplanters Who Do YouTube

Monika’s houseplant-filled terrace somewhere in India The article “Meet the Plantfluencers” in the New York Times seemed to demonstrate that the much-pursued Millennials DO garden – just not outdoors. They love houseplants and they show that love on Instagram. So I wondered if these popular plant “influencers” are using video, and found about half of them with channels on YouTube (as revealed in the first 10 pages of YouTube search results for the term “house plant”). To my surprise, the hou...
Tags: Gardening, London, Instagram, California, India, New York Times, Connecticut, Truth, Times, Tucson, Logee, Susan Harris, Monika, Deya, Summer Rayne Oakes, Rayne Oakes

Houseplanters Who Do YouTube  by  Susan Harris

Monika’s houseplant-filled terrace somewhere in India The article “Meet the Plantfluencers” in the New York Times seemed to demonstrate that the much-pursued Millennials DO garden – just not outdoors. They love houseplants and they show that love on Instagram. So I wondered if these popular plant “influencers” are using video, and found about half of them with channels on YouTube (as revealed in the first 10 pages of YouTube search results for the term “house plant”). To my surprise, the hou...
Tags: Gardening, London, Instagram, California, India, New York Times, Connecticut, Truth, Times, Tucson, Logee, Susan Harris, Monika, Deya, Summer Rayne Oakes, Rayne Oakes