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Telling the truth with tact


“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” — Ephesians 4:15 Do you recall the television game show called “To Tell The ...

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Windows 2 C U & Me


When I first learned about the Johari Window, way back in graduate school, I thought it had to be some kind of eastern mystical concept related to Hinduism or Buddhism. I remember feeling a bit relieved when I learned that ...

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My reality check bounced!


Around this time of year, when college finals have been given and grades recorded, I frequently get some version of the following message in my email: “Dr. Jenkins, I am so unhappy about my grade on the final exam. I ...

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How to be anxiety free

Coffee stress

First, some sound advice about coffee: Don’t drink 10 cups in one day. I have a friend who experienced a panic attack in the middle of the night after consuming a large quantity of coffee one day. As he was ...

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Cultivating a year-round attitude of gratitude

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” Philippians 4:6, NASB. I’m thankful for ______________________ (you fill in the blank). The list of things we can be ...

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When sleep is not refreshing


“The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.”   C. S. Lewis A friend of mine reported that her dreams were invading her reality.  While waking up ...

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