When To Take It Personally

By Steven Norris “Don’t take it so personally.” How many times have I heard that phrase uttered in my lifetime? Usually, it is followed by something that feels extremely personal, not to mention painful or offensive. Over the past couple of months, I have been...

Just Breathe

By Steven Norris Have you breathed today? I’m guessing that if you’re still reading, the answer is “Yes.” But, when was the last time that you went outside in the cool of the evening, inhaled deeply, and felt the cool night air hit the back of your throat and expand...

Using Our Voice For Good

By Steven Norris I am absolutely convinced of this truth: I am the most brilliant person I know . . . about thirty minutes after I need to be. Maybe you know that feeling. It seems that every time that I get into a tough conversation, I seize up in the moment, but...

How to Stop a Feedback Loop

By Steven Norris We’ve all been there. Whether it was a church service, wedding, funeral, or concert. Someone steps up to the microphone, preparing to sing. We sit up on the edge of our seat, anticipating the soothing beauty of the voice that is about to take us on a...

Be a Barnabas

By Steven Norris Once again, that familiar voice on the other end of the line was there right when I needed him. I don’t know that he told me anything novel or that he imparted any great wisdom, but he reminded me of my identity. He reminded me of my calling. He...

Uncovering Hidden Dangers

By Steven Norris Last week, I sat dumbfounded as I watched a 30 second video on social media. Someone had noticed a series of small fires in the port area of Beirut, Lebanon and pulled out their cell phone to record what was happening. All of a sudden, an explosion...

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