Being treated unfairly feels awful. People treat us unfairly in a number of ways. They might judge us and interpret our behavior in the worst possible way, even when they have no idea what we are going through. They might place unrealistic and unfair expectations on us. They might repay kindness we have sincerely extended … Continue reading Four Things You Can Do When People Treat You Unfairly
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
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
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?
First of all, I am not going to tell you in this post what you should believe. You probably wouldn't listen to me anyhow (and good for you), but even if you would listen to me, it is not my place to tell you what to believe. What I want to do instead is to … Continue reading Is Your Doctrine Making You Sick?
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
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