book reflections, mental health & wellness, spiritual, work & vocation

Climbing the Ladder

In some recent posts, both This Is Not a Travel Blog and Roots and Shoots, I've mentioned Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's book The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture. Truly, it's one of the most necessary, even prophetic books I've come across -- prophetic because stability is not something twenty-first century Westerners practice and necessary because stability is something twenty-first century Westerners… Continue reading Climbing the Ladder

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arts & creativity, Scripture, spiritual, work & vocation

"Perish Every Fond Ambition"

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"

mental health & wellness, work & vocation

The Free-Spirited Achiever: A Collegiate Oxymoron?

As I described on this blog January 2nd, I got rather creative during my recent time-off from academia and decided that "perhaps I'll make some kind of resolution...to be creative somehow some way every day." Has that resolution panned out? Well, it's a hard resolution to gauge, but I don't think it's going so well. Despite reflecting over… Continue reading The Free-Spirited Achiever: A Collegiate Oxymoron?