Why avoiding conflict keeps you trapped in it forever

workplace confict

Lisa McLeod Most people don’t like conflict. It feels risky and time consuming. They’re either afraid of it or they don’t want to expend the energy to deal with it. The problem is, avoiding conflict doesn’t work either. It doesn’t reduce tension, if anything, it escalates it. A reluctance to deal with conflict is hugely […]

More laws create more chaos

Robert LeFevre was one of the bright stars of the freedom movement before his death, but whose legacy remains. He once said when most people feel threatened that their freedom may be taken away, they try to take away the freedom of those they fear. In other words, in their fear they become the thing […]

Cowboys not afraid of honesty

My father left his parents’ Texas home at age 14 with 36 cents in his pocket. He became a cowboy, one of the best in the business, and he never moved back in with his parents and eight siblings. Actually, he never went back for a visit, either, until he was 32 years old. My […]

Grandparents real inspiration

If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Every single person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an aspiration. In […]

My turn: Don’t be afraid to settle for what’s on earth

I’ve heard many keynoters tell their audience not to “settle.” It’s inspiring — but could inspire dissatisfaction. Shooting for the stars is great if you own a spacecraft, but most of us live with more pedestrian transport. The nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is 270,000 times farther than the 93 million miles to the sun. Allegorically, […]

Thomas looks to God for guidance

Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Tamika Thomas   Age/Birth Date: 21, May 7, 1984   Hometown: Amarillo, Texas   Occupation: I’m a full time student and I work in African American Affairs at ENMU.   Family: Lon Thomas (Dad), Connie Thomas (Mom), LaTrell (sister), DeShawn (sister), LaToia (sister), Lon Jr. (Brother).   Hobbies/Involvement: […]