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The Way We are Created

The Way We are Created

Courage means full-hearted participation. Have you ever become discouraged, or lost heart, attempted to withdraw yourself from caring or hoping, and someone helped you return your heart to courage again? In other words, have you ever been discouraged and been...

Humility and Greatness

Humility and Greatness

The disciples asked Jesus who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. To answer the disciples, Jesus called a little child to stand among them. He then said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore,...

Sickness of Rage vs. Truth of Anger

Sickness of Rage vs. Truth of Anger

Rage is a deeply impaired experience of fear, a fear that a person cannot and/or will not tolerate. Rage is a closed fist to ward off or destroy something or someone to eradicate vulnerability. Anger exposes us to vulnerability, because it shows the internal caring...

Anxiety and Fear

Anxiety and Fear

Anxiety takes us away from what is true and makes us fretful, distrustful, impulsive, and controlling. In anxiety, we rob ourselves of daily living and its experience. Instead of living in the present we try to control our future in order to prevent a recurrence of...

The Vital Importance of Chores

The Vital Importance of Chores

Chores often get thrown into the category of worthless things one does to get to all the things that we want to do. They, indeed, are the things that are routinely done, task-focused, and usually offer no immediate reward. However, they are, even more, the things one...

Ambition and Transience

Ambition and Transience

Last week, Sonya and I got to go to Ponte Vedra beach for a week. The beach was deserted, with the time of year and the offseason. I was running sprints (at least, I call them sprints) by the ocean waves below our cottage one morning, feeling myself getting faster and...

The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

I believe very much that we need to push ourselves. We need to be able to take the next step, work hard, find out that we can persevere in hardship, and find within us the ability to get the job done if at all possible. We need to be able to press on because doing so...

We Don’t Need to Save Face

We Don’t Need to Save Face

Tigers do not pretend that they are something other than tigers. When I have watched them walk about, they seem very content to be tigers. I am very aware of the tiger in the tiger, enough to stay out of their cages or watch out for them if I were ever in the jungle...

Courage and Neediness

    Courage in its simplest form means full-hearted participation. It says, “I’m all in.” When it comes to full-hearted participation, children seem to do it best. They don’t know all about the foibles and terrors of their futures yet, usually. They openly bring the...