An Intention/Prayer for the Hopeless

You can use this as a prayer, or if you do not believe in God, you can turn it into an intention: For the hopeless, May they be held in vast and loving arms, May they know all feelings are permitted, That Love is not taken back by anything, That they do not have to … Continue reading An Intention/Prayer for the Hopeless

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The President Does Not Defend Christian Values: He Misses the Most Important One

The President recently claimed he was stopping the attack on Christian values in an address to a conservative group at the Values Voters Summit. The President’s claim is extremely odd given that throughout his entire campaign and presidency, he has promoted and acted according to values that are antithetical to the Christian vision of life. … Continue reading The President Does Not Defend Christian Values: He Misses the Most Important One

Are Your Politics Making You Sick?

Whether you are libertarian, republican, democrat, or something entirely different, this post is for you. In addition, I am not going to tell you what politics you should hold because that is not my job. Instead, I want to invite you to consider if your politics are making you sick and if so, what you … Continue reading Are Your Politics Making You Sick?

Today I Overcame My Fear of Going to the Doctor

I hate to admit it, but I have been pretty bad about going to the doctor in the past. In my defense, I have had some really unpleasant doctor visits over the years and have developed serious doctor anxiety because of it. Sometimes my past doctor visits were bad because of something very specific--like the … Continue reading Today I Overcame My Fear of Going to the Doctor

“The Fallow Time”–An Autumnal Reflection

If you find yourself in a time of stagnation or barrenness, this poem is especially for you. "The Fallow Time" When you are lying fallow, Surrounded by your leaves, Rooted in cold, unyielding earth And leaden sky overhead... Do not think that you are done.   You cannot live in constant Spring, Nor was your … Continue reading “The Fallow Time”–An Autumnal Reflection

A Dangerous Patriotism: What Colin Kaepernick Knows

What Kind of Patriotism are You Talking About? A recent brouhaha has broken out over the NFL players kneeling in protest during the playing of the national anthem at football games. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began this protest when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality against people … Continue reading A Dangerous Patriotism: What Colin Kaepernick Knows