A Little Lesson in Fruit Inspection

by Steven Norris A few weeks ago, I was brought to tears by the vulnerability of a friend. In an online post, he shared about an incident with his son. My friend had completely lost his temper and gotten to the point where he recognized fear in his son’s eyes. It was...

When Being Right Isn’t Enough

By Steven Norris I love to be right. I mean, I really love to be right. There are few things that I dislike more than having to admit that I am wrong about something, though it does happen. If I am not careful, however, it is entirely possible to be completely wrong...

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...

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