The danger of affirmation

We all like and long for approval.  We desire affirmation.  We want to be liked.  We want the thumbs up of approval and the back slap of affirmation.  We want to hear “good job” after a presentation, an “I’m impressed” after a house project, and a “you’re a great parent” from our parents when they […]

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Approved by God

It was an incredible offer.  Thousands and thousands of dollars were at my disposal. Power, I was told, would be mine.  Prestige.  Privilege.  All because I had been pre-approved for a Platinum Visa.  Or if I preferred, I could opt for the offer of a Gold MasterCard that came from another bank that same day.  […]

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