Before any introverts go on a (quiet) rampage, muttering that introverts are just as good as extraverts and it's just because of the way culture is set up that they're at a disadvantage etc. etc... I am and always have been a major introvert. I do the whole stereotypical act: reading books late at night,… Continue reading Why Introverts Should Try to Be Extraverts (Sometimes)
Have you ever had to spend time with someone who is incurably negative? I'm sure you have - we all have. I confess that I am often that person who drags others down alongside herself. When we're in a mood to be negative, we only see the bad side of things. We think the world… Continue reading Let’s Be Positive
I will be the first to admit that our generation (the ones just coming into adulthood or just barely there) is a group that wants quick fixes. I recently wrote about how that doesn't work for our relationship with God, but almost every facet of life could benefit if we took our time. Gone are… Continue reading Slowing Down in a Speed of Light World
For me it is good to be near God. (Psalm 73:28a) I've been caught up in a lot of stuff lately. I just turned in my first two college applications, my car keeps breaking in expensive and obnoxious ways, I've just had to leave a steady nanny job to look for different work, and so… Continue reading It is Good to be Near God
Dishes are not as important as changing the world. Or so I would like to believe. I have to credit one of my very dear friends with the idea of this post and the torture that she has caused me these past few weeks as I think about her words. I love you Laura! Luke… Continue reading Faithful in a Little
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a conversation which you absolutely hated, only to discover that it was due to the other party's constant whining about their circumstances? Have you ever been in a decent mood and dragged yourself downward by dwelling on all the things going wrong - or at least… Continue reading An Experiment in (not) Complaining
"You seem to be disenchanted with life this morning."
What makes you feel good? What seems to give you satisfaction in your life? Maybe it's friends, work, money, parenting, relationships, or something else entirely. We all enjoy good things.
For a different angle on the same subject, you can read this post. A friend of mine wrote it around the same time I wrote mine (the same day, I believe) with no collusion whatsoever. And even though we appear to be of opposite opinion, I entirely agree with what he says.
This world is crazy. We don't need to go over that again. We are all guilty of getting caught up in all of it, of placing mountains of importance on temporary things and forgetting the eternal for a while.