arts & creativity, church, spiritual, writing

Words From the Wise

There's a question I've been wrestling with for a long time now, and I just don't know many people who could answer it. So, perhaps like Plato pursuing Socrates, I recently went out on a limb and sent my question to a handful of authors I respect and aspire to be like. The question shot… Continue reading Words From the Wise

church, spiritual

Contemplations on Confession

"Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. My last confession was...never." Let's be clear: I hate talking about sin -- especially my own. (This is probably normal. If you actually like talking about sin, I'd love to meet you.) But, this year, this Holy Week, I went to confession. For the first time in my life.… Continue reading Contemplations on Confession

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