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  • Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First

    For today’s Daily Pause, check out this 4-minute video answer to one of the questions you guys sent in last week.

  • Humbled but Hopeful

    We at ScreamFree were humbled yesterday by the incredible response to our Daily Pause invite for your summer questions. Humbled by the number of your responses, because there are so many folks who look to us for daily practical peace, and humbled by the nature of your questions, because there are so many of you really hurting, and searching.

  • Podcast #56 — Be Yourself

    We frequently tell kids, “Just be yourself.” But do we mean it? And what exactly do we mean by it? Do kids even know who they are? Do adults? On this week’s episode of “You Must Chill”, Hal and John discuss our ideas of identity and how we can be both together and separate at […]

  • Complaining Complainers and the Complaints They Complain

    We all know someone who complains about it being cold in January but then complains about it being hot in August. Some people just love to complain. Okay…maybe all people love to complain. This week Hal and John talk about complaining — why it’s so addictive and what to do instead. Listen Here

  • And Let it Begin with Me

    “He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.” (Benjamin Franklin) Everyone could use a little more peace this year, but most of us want it to start with someone else, somewhere “out there” — few of us are willing to say, “Let it […]

  • Podcast #46 — The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

    In this week’s episode of “You Must Chill” Hal and John discuss the way our expectations of the “perfect” holiday often create a sense of disappointment. Some say the solution is to give up any kind of expectation altogether. Others say this is impossible. But what role does the Advent theme of Hope play in […]

  • Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” (Mark Twain) Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most endearing qualities you can possess. When you stop and think about the people in your life who you just love to be around, the people who bring you joy, chances are, they are […]

  • Podcast #45 — Peace on Earth

    On this week’s episode of “You Must Chill”, John and Hal discuss the season of Advent and the idea of “Peace on Earth”. It’s surely one of the most universal longings, but it so often eludes us — as witnessed by the recent events in Ferguson, MO. Perhaps it’s because we don’t have a proper […]

  • Podcast #44 — A Matter of Life and Death

    On this week’s episode of “You Must Chill”, John and Hal talk about our society’s strange relationship with death and dying. We’re drawn to spooky things like ghosts and goblins, but we’re repulsed by the idea of our own mortality. Still, death is the one inevitability facing each and every one of us. We’re all […]