community, spiritual

Roots and Shoots

There's a question that's plagued me for years: Why would a person leave something he knows to be good in exchange for something he hopes to be good?  We've all done it -- or had the opportunity to do it. I think of colleagues who have left good careers in, say, law or engineering to pursue… Continue reading Roots and Shoots

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mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual

Jesus Heals a (Sort Of) Paralytic

Paralysis by analysis: the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. ~~~~~~~~~~ I used to be paralyzed. In the paralysis by analysis sense, I mean. While wrapping up my undergraduate degree and for several months thereafter, I had a variety of options -- too… Continue reading Jesus Heals a (Sort Of) Paralytic

emerging adulthood, spiritual

Making Tough Decisions (a.k.a. How A Raisin Box Changed My Life)

Parker Palmer famously wrote in Let Your Life Speak that “Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” I might also add that I must listen to my raisin box telling me what to do. Sound strange? I'll explain in a minute.… Continue reading Making Tough Decisions (a.k.a. How A Raisin Box Changed My Life)