Mom always said I'd lose it...
Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire.
Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful)
puts us in control of our appetites rather than vice versa. It deposes
our lust and permits truth, virtue, and integrity to rule our minds instead.
John F. MacArthur Jr.
Since I first heard about it, I've always liked the idea of choosing a specific word to help define and focus your thoughts and actions for the year. I've not, however, actually done so. Until now. For so long, my focus — my purpose — was my family. […]
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
I haven't felt like writing anything for a while. This is mainly because I haven't felt like myself lately. For about a month now I've just been going through the motions in my daily life mostly because I simply haven't had any energy at all. There have been days where I've actually fallen asleep at my desk for a few moments and have to get up and walk around for a bit to clear my head. This has affected others to a small degree since, after […]
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Sometimes you have to give up what you want in order to get what you need. [Ed. note -- Gee, I guess I could have used a Rolling Stones quote for this one, huh? But that would have been pretty low hanging fruit and lately, I've been expecting a little better of myself. ;-) ] Anyhoo, what I've wanted […]
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from
place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a
place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do
very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.
E.M. Forster — "A Room with a View"
On Monday of last week, I was among the — what was it, hundreds of thousands or […]
It's not enough to care about people or to understand them. They have to feel understood and cared for. If they don't, you're not doing it right.
"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly." -- Pablo Neruda
Apparently, being sappy has made me a sap. But that's a tale for a different time.
You know that guy who always parks at the far end of the parking lot for no reason? That's me. I've been doing it […]