Light and Shadow

Challenges in religious and spiritual life

Dropped Balls & Missed Flights: Facing Personal Limitations

Balls were falling all around me. And they were balls that I had dropped. In the span of one week, I missed a deadline for a paper, failed to post my blog on time, and fell further behind in my administrative tasks. I even missed a flight. Failing to live up to expectations—my own and those of others--creates a real sore spot for me. And I know that I’m not alone in this. Read More

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Julie Exline, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.


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