"We need to talk." What do you think of when you hear those words? I've been realizing over the last several months that, when I hear something like that, I immediately assume the worst. I worry, sometimes for days, that either a) I'm in trouble or b) someone close to me is in trouble. But… Continue reading We Need To Talk
As a kid, I was terrified of getting shots. (Who isn't, right?) But, one year, when I was 10 or so, the phobia started to fade. I gripped Mom's hand, scared as ever, and the nurse told me to pick something happy and focus on it. I started to run through a mental rolodex of… Continue reading Ready Or Not, Here We Go
In one week, I'll be embarking on a 9-month journey of aiming to live out the very 2 topics I've addressed lately on the blog: community and calling. Specifically, in one week, I'll be starting a program called the Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows Program, based out of Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, TX. The Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows… Continue reading The Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows Program: A Year of Community & Calling
Last week: a blog inspired by pop music. This week: inspired by personality psychology. Yet, they both manage to address central concerns of emerging adulthood -- community and calling. When I recently read Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian by psychologist James W. Fowler, I think I was hoping for a how-to guide. But it's not. At all. Instead of… Continue reading Emerging Adulthood According to James Fowler: A Reflection on Calling
This morning, a nice, folksy version of this hymn called "Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken" came on my Pandora, caught my attention, and got stuck in my head. So, I'm writing about it. Verse 1: "Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow thee. Destitute, despised, forsaken, thou from hence my… Continue reading "Perish Every Fond Ambition"