What Are You Building?

It is in our DNA to build things, make things, whether we are taught to or not. Wherever people are, so are buildings, corrals, tools and other inventions. The tasks of building keep us occupied and challenged. We want a sense of accomplishment for what we build. But, as Children of God, should we build…

How Happy is Your Brain?

Several studies on the temporoparietal junction of the brain (TPJ for short) provide a biological basis for altruistic (unselfish) behavior. One study found a strong connection between the volume (size) of a person’s TPJ and their willingness to engage in selfless acts. The larger the TPJ the more likely the person is to do nice…

Do I ever lie to myself? Do I believe my own lie?

There were many times when I told myself a lie and believed it, or at the least acted as if it were true. I didn’t like that about myself, so I made a checklist to help me stop lying to myself and help me stop believing my own lies. I would go through the list…

A Lesson Through Character and Charity

In an article by Jason Godin, associate editor of Fathers for Good, an initiative for Men by the Knights of Columbus, Godin talks about Oscar winning actor, Henry Fonda: The 1968 film “Yours, Mine and Ours,” stars Henry Fonda as Frank Beardsley, a U.S. naval officer and widower with 10 children who marries another widower…