Whirlwind Season

The whirlwind of life has stuck it’s finger down into my brain and swirled up my mind. This week, I have been full of excitement and nervous energy, and I can hardly think straight. It is difficult to focus on my Bible reading or to keep my train of thought when praying. At work, the... 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 →

Where There’s A Will

I heard someone say recently, that when he is asked for advice about life, he tells the person to do the thing that they don’t want to do. His premise is that the thing we don’t want to do is usually the right thing to do. It’s an astute observation of our sinful race. The right... Continue Reading →

Death & Taxes

Last weekend, I filed my taxes. A strange fact about me: I love completing my taxes. This is probably a combination of the fact that they are simple and that I always end up getting some money back. But there is joy for me in completing my taxes that comes from a different source. Each year,... Continue Reading →

Self Pity Party Of One

I haven’t been feeling well for most of this week; I even thought about taking a “sick day” from blog writing. But really, my pity-party began when I was still feeling well. I had a nice long weekend, last week, and enjoyed spending a few days with my parents. I should have returned from this... Continue Reading →

Tenting

My mind has been flooded, this week, with non sequitur thoughts and incomplete ideas. It is not often that when Saturday morning arrives, I am still contemplating the theme of the week’s blog. This morning, I got myself up a little earlier than usual for a Saturday, so that I could beat the rush to... Continue Reading →

My Days Are Numbered

Forty is just over a week away. I don’t want to be obsessed over my age or a number, but I do tend to evaluate my life when my birthday rolls around. What have I accomplished? I look at my life, which statistically speaking is more than half over, and I think of the failures,... Continue Reading →

I Choose Joy

The heat of Summer has descended upon Southern California, and with it, the usual complaining. It seems as though people here complain more about the weather than average. So, a few years ago, I decided that I was not going to join in any longer. Yesterday, I decided to take it a step further: I... Continue Reading →

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