Oh the constant battle.
I was outside putting my feathered friends to bed, when I had a realization. As I dumped a
bucket of Layina Pellet into the Duck’s feeder I realized I had an idol I din’t even know existed. In fact, I had 2! Continue reading Duck Coops & Deep Thoughts
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.
Continue reading Fleeting Joy Leaves
When we get to heaven and God is looking over our actions and thoughts, imagine how saddening some of it may be. Just to realize that you thought that. This is not meant to be a threat, because God does not operate on shame, guilt, or fear. But instead it should be a contrast of our earthliness. Continue reading The Eternal
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
Why do you become friends with some people and not with others? How do you make friends?
I was in a discussion group a few years back when the conversation turned to this question. Some of the answers were if you have similar interests, or if you enjoy being with them. But none of them satisfied the my curiosity for the real reason.
Continue reading Why Are You My Friend?
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?
On the last day of my co-op classes it was encouraged to write thank you cards to all my teachers. When I write my thank you’s I feel it is too boring and does not show a lot of thought to just write, Continue reading Thank You Cards
This can happen in research, in doing a job, in a trail of thought, or in just about anything else.
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,
Continue reading Does “Doing” Crowd out your “Why”?
How often do we stop thinking?
Each night I go outside and put my chickens to bed, give them feed, collect eggs, etc. During that time my mind does not need to be engaged because I do this every night and I have a pattern. I have found that even then I don’t turn my brain off.
Continue reading Turn Off Your Brain!!
This is a thought that I have had more and more often when a conflict arises. “I am a human in this imperfect world, with other imperfect people trying to understand and navigate life. Quite often we bump into each other
Continue reading Living in a Human World… With Humans