One of the good guys…

See, there's this thing called biology...

I really appreciate Literary Life, Rick Wilcox, his many words of wisdom and faith. He left me a comment the other day that I have been  unpacking and chewing on, contemplating.

“The meaningfulness of our lives is measured in faithfulness which always begins with the willingness to engage the world as it is encountered. Ours is not to write the script. It’s simply to be more like Jesus at the end of the day than we were at the beginning.”

Those are wonderful words that really sum up the entire nature of my walk with Jesus Christ. (Well, usually I am walking. All in good humor here, a few times I suspect  He may have actually been dragging me kicking and screaming, but we’ll just call it a “walk” for dignity’s sake.)

“Engaging the world as it is encountered……” Yes indeed, receiving the world as it is and not…

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CAN THE METHOD BE THE PROBLEM?

All About Healthy Choices

image-axdWith the new year 28 days in the making, many New Year’s resolutions have already hit a brick wall. The infamous:

  • “I want to lose weight”

  • “I want to be more physically fit”

  • “I want to feel like I did when I was twenty years old”

is a recurring mission many of us undertake, but few of us successfully achieve.

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WHAT MAKES THIS MISSION SO DIFFICULT?

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After 20+ years working with patients, I have concluded that people insist on following patterns of behavior that have achieved (AT BEST) temporary results. They seem to believe the PLAN was “sound,” but their commitment (at some point) waned for a multitude of reasons. They believe this time, however, “it will somehow be different.”

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For most people, it won’t be different! Initiating “new attempts” using the same FAILED approaches results (typically) in the same FAILED outcomes. The real problem is…

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Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy: People often ask “where are the bloggers?” Where are they not? Bloggers are annoyingly everywhere and you have new platforms popping up every day. Here on WordPress most bloggers find new blogs off the WordPress “Reader” which works off tags and active posts. People then subscribe to sites and add…

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Worker

Rise up, obligations, devotions unclear,

hot shower, it’s pounding his scalp and slouched spine-

Surging anxiety  fights despair and fear,

dull hope and wish that it gets better with time.

Back home, he collapses while craving a beer,

falls asleep to a funny game show  “Whose line…”

The life he imagined is now dead and gone,

he’s lost all his dreams he can’t find a new song.

 

News

Blue-hued parasite,

feed from my hands

on the cold screen.

Heads screaming,

faces redder than my hair.

Leech a light and joy from me;

Then, relief and exhaustion

at extricating myself

as I collapse into the lazyboy.

The Answer To Everything…

See, there's this thing called biology...

Jesus, Jesus Christ is the answer to everything. Just read the instruction manual, He explains everything. 🙂

But I wanted to speak to something else I have learned. The answer to all impertinent questions like, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” is  “Honoring God.”

Why are you still single?

Because I’m honoring God.

“What’s your calling in life?”

Honoring God.

“Why are you getting married?”

Because I’m honoring God.

“Are you finally going to do something useful with yourself now that the kids are growing up?”

Uh yeah,  I’ll be honoring God.

“A water pipe has broken and the kitchen is flooded, what are you going to do about it?”

Honor God.

“How do you fix your marriage?”

By honoring God.

“What do you do when your grown kids get all lost?”

Honor God.

Adam was actually made to commune with God. His job…

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