We are inundated daily with ads and commercials that project what the world sees as "perfect" or "right" or "complete" and especially politically correct. Signs and billboards, TV, movies, magazines, newspapers, online and offline, they are wherever we look in our daily life. It's the stuff we need to train ourselves to immediately ignore, look … Continue reading Don’t Conform
Life is what happens when you're making plans. No one-- Christian, Jew, Muslim, atheist-- no one is immune to the trials and tribulations common to the Human Race. We all make plans. We all have hopes and dreams for the future, often based on what is happening at the current time, whether they look promising … Continue reading Life
I sat in church Sunday morning and wept as the congregation sang “Just As I am” with a bridge of the chorus from “I Come to be Mended” by Travis Cottrell. Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me; And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, Oh, … Continue reading Why Do We Weep?
For several years now the medical community has been learning about "mindfulness" -- the idea that we can, and should, become more aware of our physical well-being by learning to take mental assessments of our well-being, or, as the Mayo Clinic page says "being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, … Continue reading Mindfulness