Sharon Mindy

Faith & Spirituality

Is the Truth Supposed to be Offensive?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard this: A pastor or church leader says something like, “If what I’m saying makes you upset, that’s the Holy Spirit convicting you” or “So-and-so left our church because they didn’t want to hear the truth.” Sound familiar? “Truth” is always presented in these scenarios as disagreeable and divisive. It should make you feel uncomfortable and ashamed. It’s medicine that’s supposed to taste  ...

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On the Lighter Side

May Holidays

Well, April has come and gone, but the COVID quarantine endures. Hence, I present you with this infinitesimally small consolation prize: obscure and ridiculous holidays for the month of May. Enjoy, and keep your fingers crossed that by the time June rolls around, we’ll all have better  ...

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On the Lighter Side

April Holidays

Yes, I know April is already somewhat over. (Aren’t you glad?) This means you have a whole year to look forward to the days that have already passed. April 1: To kick off the month we have, not only April Fool’s Day, but International Fun at Work Day. However, thanks to COVID-19, no  ...

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Faith & Spirituality

Of Faith and Falterings

Overall, I think I took the news rather well. But I will admit to feeling some slight uneasiness when my accountant informed me that there would be no tax refund this year. Thanks to a slight bookkeeping oddity in my company’s payroll department, I actually owed taxes for a change —  ...

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