Oodles of Books, January Playlist

I have a few lessons that I have learned over the years when reading books. One lesson: don’t waste your time on a bad book. Second lesson: if you can tell you aren’t going to get anything out of a book, get out as fast as you can. I say this because I started reading one such book as part of my list from last month that I immediately put down about twenty pages in, and I didn’t look back.

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New Year, January 2019 – Let’s GO.

Real Ones Do Real Things

I love Shea Serrano. The guy has such a way with words, and he uses them for a mission. As much as I love Shea’s writing, his tweets are just as gold. He doesn’t have a HUGE following – around 262K followers – but they are some of the most loyal, supportive folks I’ve seen on twitter. And he encourages them to action to help others which is amazing. But I mention him here because I love his quote – “Real ones do real things.” It makes me think about how we are real because of what we do. It is what makes us real. So in this new year, I want to do real things. Join me!

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It’s Anxiety, Bro.

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 are the ammunition that anxiety uses to feed us lies. Anxiety sits … Continue reading It’s Anxiety, Bro.

The Shame of Anxiety

There is a certain shame in anxiety, especially if you are a Christian. If God is all-powerful and Jesus is always with us, why are we entrapped in fear and anxiety and depression or any other internal mental problem we might have? We must not believe in Jesus that strongly, right? If we did, we wouldn’t have anxiety; we wouldn’t worry about things like we … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety