New Year’s Anxiety

Two thousand twenty-one has arrived, but I’m not happy about it. As much as everyone seems to agree that 2020 was a bad year, the arrival of January 2021 has only filled me with dread. I know that living with fear or dread is not how I am called to live in Christ, “For I... Continue Reading →

Critical Thinking

If having this blog has taught me anything, it is that no one is hanging on my every word. So, why am I so quick to speak? Recently, there was a situation in which my opinion was entirely irrelevant. I hesitated, and then I shared my thoughts, anyway. Later, I realized how obnoxious this was.... Continue Reading →

Dropping Anchor

Just when it felt like life might return to normal, my state’s governor took measures to close down churches and businesses, again. This week, I felt the anxiety and discouragement wash over me. I don’t think that I have ever been so concerned for my community or the future of my country. Uncertainty seems to... Continue Reading →

Knowing How The Story Ends

What is it about a good story that can keep me up until 2:00 a.m. reading? Sometimes, even a mediocre story can be compelling. There is a human curiosity to find out what happens next. Sometimes, we already know how the story ends, but we can’t wait to find out how that conclusion is reached.... Continue Reading →

Enough IS Enough!

Following Christ is like going up the down escalator. You can make progress with a focused effort, but if you stop to look around at all, worldly cares and the desires of the flesh carry you in the wrong direction. The world is constantly pulling on you. The only way up is to look at... Continue Reading →

Stop Asking Questions!

When my alarm went off on Thursday morning, I was discouraged to realize that I felt just as unwell as I had when I had fallen asleep the night before. I hit snooze, and took a couple of Tylenol before putting my head back on the pillow. It was the third day in a row... Continue Reading →

Get Used To Disappointment

At times this life can be so filled with disappointments and discouragement. We see this world around us is filled with sin, evil, disease, destruction, and despair; yet all of us have this idea in our minds of how good we think our lives should be or will be. It seems like we all set... Continue Reading →

The Positive Pessimist

Some see the glass as half-empty and others see it as half-full. Both are correct, so I am not sure that this idiom is really an indication of a person’s outlook. In my view, it is less about the current level of water in the glass, and more about how concerned a person is with... Continue Reading →

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