“Worry Not?” Are You Sure?

Everyone gets anxious at some point. Maybe it’s on a first date, or during a class presentation, or maybe you’re starting at a new job. In all these cases, anxiety is an expected, normal reaction. But there are times when our anxious reaction is out of proportion to the situation. Though “out-of-proportion” is a measurementContinue reading ““Worry Not?” Are You Sure?”

Must I Choose between Pride or Shame?

The other day over coffee, my good buddy and I were talking about our week and I brought up my blog. I told him about how I feel pride and shame are two sides of the same coin, like I wrote about some here. He immediately told me I was right on the money, andContinue reading “Must I Choose between Pride or Shame?”

Too Good to Not Believe

Time to get real. This world we know is a flaming dumpster nuke fire of injustice, disease, and pain that, if we saw the true extent thereof, we’d look away in burning scorn, searing tears, and stinging heartache. You think your individual life is a mess? Consider the billions alive today suffering in some wayContinue reading “Too Good to Not Believe”

Jesus Calms the Storm

“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor!Psalms 107:28‭-‬30 NLT Not the reference you expected? I was reading Psalm 107 when that section came upContinue reading “Jesus Calms the Storm”

Justice or Righteousness?

Consider the following: Hatred is not really the absence of love. Neither is love simply the absence of hatred. But effort, you see, is needed for either emotion to exist. The lack of one or the other could just mean indifference, an ideal state for some: that neutral, unbiased, and objective position that logicians reachContinue reading “Justice or Righteousness?”

O Death, You Filthy Piece of Crap, Where is Your Sting?

Death is final. It is the end of all things. It catches up to us all, for it is the most powerful and unstoppable force in existence. No one, not one, can evade its bony grasp. We must all succumb to the darkness and be forgotten. There is no escape. All that is a lie.Continue reading “O Death, You Filthy Piece of Crap, Where is Your Sting?”

It’s Okay to Feel, pt. 2

See part 1 We tend to separate, quite artificially, our “mind/brain” from our “emotions/hearts”. The ancient world didn’t view the mind or emotions as separate things, but as one, which we in English still called “the heart” up until early modern times. The “heart” in this sense was the metaphorical “core” of a person, notContinue reading “It’s Okay to Feel, pt. 2”