Did you know that there are some common fears that you and I face, particularly if we are thinking about making some changes in our lives?

Have you have ever been discouraged, fearful, or anxious about making changes in your life, relationships, or business endeavors? I know I have.

Before…


Are you managing fear or is it managing you? In How to Overcome the Dragons and Faith Stealers of Fear you will learn to practical things you can do to manage fear and its cousin anxiety in a more effective way. (check out Jon Acuff’s link)

“Here be dragons” (Hic…


Avoid the COVID-19 Grinch

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” -C.S. Lewis

This is undoubtedly going to be a Holiday Season to remember! Sadly, the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is casting its gloomy clouds over the Christmas Season. The combination of…


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Planning for chaos and a returning to a new normal.

How are you doing today? If you are like most of us, you are probably growing tired and frustrated with the multiple impacts of COVID-19. Two to three weeks ago, you may have been thinking, “Hey, we’ve got this!” Now…


Coronavirus, Toilet Paper, and Fear, what a crazy title for a crazy time! In this article, I will reveal one practice that can give you peace in turbulent times. It is a practice that resilient people have used for centuries.

What a week! Whoever thought there would be short-term shortages…


Have you ever wondered why some people seem to crash and burn when they are faced with difficult times, and others seem to thrive?

Why is it that when adversity presents itself, some people feel forced to defend themselves against hard times, and others will take the same challenge and…


There has been this intrusive myth that the best leaders are the ones who make the best decisions. However, according to a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, one of the four things that set successful leaders apart is the ability to make decisions with speed and conviction.


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This is an update from an article I wrote after the death’s of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade in 2018.

Unfortunately, the rates of Suicide continue to go up. And quite frankly, the Church has done a poor job in helping stem these tragic deaths.

According to the National Institue…


The weekend of August 3, 2019was filled with horror, death, fear, anxiety, panic, and dread as news spread of the El Paso shootings and the second shock of the shootings in Dayton.

Even as this tragic news was breaking, I was anticipating being called to respond to the tragedy in…


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Married life can be very frustrating at times. In the first year of marriage, the man speaks, and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks, and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak, and the neighbors listen.

Forty-seven years into this adventure called marriage…

John H. Thurman

Counselor, WorkLife Consultant/Coach, published author, photographer, spouse and grandpa. Retired Army Chaplain www.johnthurman.net.

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