church, Scripture, spiritual

How to Decide What to Give Up for Lent

Confession: I just Googled "what to give up for Lent." The almighty Google offered links to some decent advice, for instance in this blog by a Catholic youth ministry and even in this BuzzFeed quiz (go ahead, give it a shot). But here's the thing I have to remind myself about the almighty Google: it's… Continue reading How to Decide What to Give Up for Lent

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