This Bruce Lee Quote is the beginning of the book, Declutter Your Mind. "It's not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the in-essentials." -Bruce Lee What do you need to cut out of your life? (I have been working through the book "Declutter Your Mind" and making art based on its … Continue reading Decluttering the Mind
I am thankful for things that don't go according to plan. Specifically, I'm thankful when things don't go according to my plans. As much as I may be 'wise' about decisions, I'm - in the end - a human with fallible reasoning and destructive patterns. Anybody who disagrees with this is not being honest about the … Continue reading Thankful Day 04
2 years. Maybe this wasn't what God had planned for us. Several doctor's appointments, medication prescribed and taken, and no announcement. Damaris and I were feeling discouraged. We were on the verge of giving up. And then we decided over the Christmas season that we were going to let God do what He wanted; His … Continue reading Thankful Day 03
Let's drop the comparison game, folks. Their 'best' does not dictate your value We are all amazing in our own ways. Comparing our value to others does not increase anyone's value, it diminishes our ability to do good things. It wastes energy. Comparing has been a trap for me. I acknowledge that. And comparing myself … Continue reading Moving from “Better Than” to “Great”
Pain doesn't mean you are doing something wrong; it means you are living. Bad things happen and not always because you did something to 'earn' it. Some people think because you are suffering (especially Christians) that you have automatically done something to earn it. These folks have somehow ignored the book of Job, and - … Continue reading The Mysteries of Suffering and Pain
I was talking with my friend Chamberlain recently, and it centered around our struggles with Anxiety. And he was talking about how things 1, 2, and 3 were causing him anxiety. And something immediately came to mind. These things - whether they be relational, emotional, career-based tensions and stresses - aren't what causes anxiety. They … Continue reading It’s Anxiety, Bro.
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Running a hundred miles an hour and my brain doesnʼt sleep. Two years of anxiety and 6 months of hell. My throat closes, I canʼt speak and all I can say is why? Why now? What is my lesson? Maybe there is no lesson to learn, maybe itʼs just that Iʼm not who I thought … Continue reading Honesty is Vulnerability is Recovery is Purpose
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