Entries by Rebekah Ross

Second Thoughts: Be Yourself (No, Really)

Author: Thomas White | Living Church of God, Editorial Department “Be honest. Don’t hide who you are. Be genuine. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Be yourself.” We’ve heard all of that before. Even Mr. Richard Ames’ recent assembly, a powerful message of improving one’s interpersonal communication, addressed the importance of openness and honesty—in […]

Second Thoughts: Sonder and You (and Everyone Else)

Author: Thomas White | Editorial Department, Living Church of God There’s debate on whether or not it can be called a real word, but if you type “sonder” into Wiktionary, you’ll get this definition: “The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex as one’s own, […]

Second Thoughts: Presumption, Assumption, and…Reputation?

Author: William Williams | Editorial Department, Living Church of God Have you ever been in a situation where you knew something you planned to do wouldn’t “look right,” but since you believed you weren’t going to “do anything wrong,” you went ahead with it anyway? Perhaps the “Mike Pence” rule just seemed inconvenient that one […]

Second Thoughts: Paid in Character

Author: Thomas White | Editorial Department, Living Church of God  “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect [mature] and complete, lacking nothing.” – James 1:2-4 We can memorize the […]