Elective Brain Surgery

It is interesting how we use different words and phrases to describe the different parts of our conscientiousness. We refer to our hearts when it is a matter of emotions and our heads when it is about knowledge. Mind, spirit, soul - it is a challenge for us to convey the complicated inner-workings of the... Continue Reading →

Chasing Contentment

Not long after completing last week’s blog, I purchased Chris Tomlin’s album Holy Roar,  to entertain me while driving to visit my parents. It wasn’t long before a new song was ringing in my head: Satisfied. It was another reminder that I have all I need in Jesus. Later on in the weekend, I began... Continue Reading →

Changing the Narrative

I remember once my grandpa telling me that he prayed for God to provide husbands for my sister and me, but only if it was in His will. Grandpa stressed the caveat. He wanted me to be aware that God’s will was the most important thing. This was a lesson that would take me years... Continue Reading →

What Am I Doing?

To blog or not to blog? That is the question. At its core, isn’t a blog a soliloquy? The longer I keep this blog, the more I ask myself what I am doing. I ask God that, too. Right around the first of the year, I knew that my WordPress subscription would be renewing, and... Continue Reading →

Jesus Was Single.

Many churches in America have become segregated societies. This likely comes as a surprise to those of you in the majority. But people who have never married know they are separated. The categorizing of people into groups seems to have been a response of larger churches to the need for people to connect with other... Continue Reading →

Skipping the Appetizers

I don’t suppose there is a greater compliment in this life than being sought after by someone of the opposite sex. Isn’t that the heart of real romance, being sought? Hollywood wants to make romance equivalent to lust. Being desired in that way may be flattering, at times, but it is no compliment to the... Continue Reading →

What Am I Forgetting?

I had a week off from work, and I spent some time with my family. I returned home feeling at loose ends. I turned on my desktop computer and it began making a loud noise. Almost instantly, anxiety welled in my gut. I complained to God: Lord, I know that I need to plan on getting... Continue Reading →

Jesus & Effexor

I have struggled with depression for my entire adult life. In a recent blog, I defined spiritual fitness based on a definition of physical fitness. Mental fitness is similar: a mentally fit person has the intellectual and emotional energy to handle the ups-and-downs of daily life, and as well as the larger difficulties that occasionally... Continue Reading →

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