Fleeting Joy Leaves

Some days I feel worn down and weak, I feel like I have been robbed of my joy and just all around stuck.

The other day I was driving home from a literature class and listening to a sermon by Judah Smith.  It was all about joy.  He described two types of joy; 1. Temporary joy, where it easily comes and easily goes, 2. Permanent joy, the joy you find in God that never leaves.

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Melancholy Feelings and Golden Trees

As I stepped outside and nearly received a wet kiss from the low hanging branch of our tree, I noticed how yellow it had become.  It had a soothing, golden yellow contrasting with that of it’s still green partner near by.  Of all the seasons, fall seems to invoke the most emotions.  Winter is cozy, spring is new life, and summer is lazy days and play.  Continue reading Melancholy Feelings and Golden Trees

Just a Bad Day?

I sat there feeling utterly alone, sad, worthless, and exhausted.  I had one of my infamous headaches that I receive when I haven’t had enough sleep and I am slightly dehydrated.  I was so helplessly down that all I could see was the other people who seemed to have it all together; not just that, but they seemed to know people, were enjoying the time, and in general “doing it right”. Continue reading Just a Bad Day?

Does “Doing” Crowd out your “Why”?

This can happen in research, in doing a job, in a trail of thought, or in just about anything else.

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Let’s pretend that you are cleaning up.  Well actually you have just gotten a new desk and a bigger bed that you are going to put in your room, so naturally you have to rearrange and make space.  First, you start to clean up the corner that the bed will go in,

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