Stereotypes Stink

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us, but also those that we have of ourselves.  – Shirley Chisholm

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest.  When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.  – Ed Koch 

Writers Beware

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A writer uses words to pour their heart and soul onto the page.  As a result, they leave themselves open to the world.  What happens next is out of their control.

People may react with love, kindness, or admiration.  They have the ability to inspire the writer to continue their work.  They lift up the writer’s self-esteem and give the writer a feeling of power,

People may also respond with ridicule and hate.  They have the ability to rip out the writer’s heart and stomp on it until the writer is left broken and dejected.

Writing can be dangerous.  Writers need to have an inner-strength to continually put their words and ideas out there for the world to see.

Make Rest a Priority

In Matthew 11:20-12:21, we learn Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and he wants to offer rest for our weary souls.  All we need to do is follow Jesus.

Rest is often undervalued in our society.  There is so much to do at work, at school, and our options for entertainment are phenomenal.  Granted entertainment is fun, but it can also prevent us from getting the rest we need.

Jesus offers us spiritual rest.  We can trust in his acceptance and forgiveness.  He invites us to destress our souls and spend quite time with him in worship, prayer and meditation.  He wants to help us overcome our anxieties and our fears.

We know rest is important and we know the consequences of not getting enough rest.

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of disease
  • Decreased ability to function
  • Decreased ability to focus
  • Anxiety
  • Increased aggression

Make rest a priority in your life and you will notice the difference.

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