Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality

“The position [that belief in God is essential to morality] is highly prevalent, if not universal, in Africa and the Middle East. At least three-quarters in all six countries surveyed in Africa say that faith in God is essential to morality.   People in richer nations tend to place less emphasis on the need to believe in God to have good values than people in poorer countries do.”

Source: www.pewglobal.org

Interesting data in several different ways…Can draw different conclusions from this, and perhaps shed light on things that need to be modified/changed as it pertains to our belief… A balancing act of sorts…Thank you for curating this… Maybe it will help will cure certain beliefs we hold, individually, and collectively…

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5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping with complex issues. Both are qualities that can be learned and both require constant focus on improvement. Especially when the organization is facing potential adaptive challenges.

Source: www.forbes.com

Seems like we are all experiencing changes in the world we are living in. We have to go thru the changes necessary to succeed. This article explains some of what needs to happen in order to survive and thrive…

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CrisisWatch: The Monthly Conflict Situation Report

Mapping global conflict month by month.

Source: crisisgroup.be

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The Prodigal Sons

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The prodigal son parable provides an apt lesson as we strive to craft modern social policies.

God Is.‘s insight:

 Very insightful. Need to ponder on it…

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3 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself: Expert Advice

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Hard on yourself? Why it’s critical to be kinder

God Is.‘s insight:

It is hard. But it is not. When we fly, one of the things we are reminded of is to put the oxigen masks on ourselves FIRST. God teaches us to do that as well, all thorughout out Bible…

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How to Survive the Post-Holiday Blues

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Don’t let feelings of sadness get you down after the holidays. Here’s how to get back on track for a healthy and happy new year.

 

The holiday season is an emotional roller coaster and stepping off at the and can leave you with a case of psychological whiplash.  Whether it’s caused by feelings of guilt from overindulgence, unmet expectations, or a return to loneliness, depression after the holidays is a common condition. So common, in fact, that there is even a name for it – the ‘post-holiday blues.’

 

Feelings of sadness, guilt, and anger can kick off genuine symptoms of depression ranging from mild unhappiness to more troublesome symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, inability to eat or overeating, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and anxiety.  But you don’t have to let the holiday blues get you down.

God Is.‘s insight:

There is no such thing as the picture perfect family, or holiday, My advice? be good to yourself. Forgive. Forgive the past, Forgive those in the past. Forgive yourself. Accept what is. As I heard many times before, "It is what it is, and it ain’t what it ain’t"…

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How To Humble Yourself Before The Lord | Before The Cross

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Our culture typically treats humility in a negative way as a sign of weakness. As the Bible teaches on this, how do you humble yourself before the Lord?

God Is.‘s insight:

No more coincidences.. I was reading about humility yesterday in one of my Christian books I am currently enjoying…

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