The Log

The Log of Fragmentary Pleasures

“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?”

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”

This is me

I’m not naturally an extrovert, so I have to put in the effort to put myself out there. I used to think becoming a PA would be 10x more difficult because of my introversion. But it turns out I can turn my preferences into a strength if I understand them. Now I say preference ratherContinue reading “This is me”

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?”

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”

Interlude

I drew this 15 years ago for a local paper. One of my old favorites.

It’s Okay to Feel, pt. 1

I’ve thought of myself at varying periods of my life as either a logical person or an emotional one. My teenage years were the coldest and most rigid with logic, I thought, and I’d pride myself in reasoning out everything I could, finding flaws in other’s thinking and work like a treasure hunter. But thenContinue reading “It’s Okay to Feel, pt. 1”

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