The Pandemic of the Preoccupied Mind

3 months ago I stepped away from social media. I had become too immersed in what was happening online. I frequently got into squabbles. I cared too much about how people critiqued what I shared. I watched what people were doing and saying all the time. I felt like I had a life there, toContinue reading “The Pandemic of the Preoccupied Mind”

Discussing Righteousness

Being a righteous person and being perceived as a righteous person are not always synonymous. Being righteous sometimes causes people to perceive you as wicked. And being perceived as righteous sometimes requires a person to do wicked things to maintain that perception. The difference is in the secret motive of a person’s heart. Take theContinue reading “Discussing Righteousness”

“Idol in Tow”

“Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal, but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, for where your treasure is, there will be also yourContinue reading ““Idol in Tow””

Sexuality and Christianity

I am troubled by how we have become so over aware of sexuality. Most every advertisement, every song, every article of clothing, every thought has been steered towards sex and sexual attraction. Sex, being a perk of life and the point of procreation is a wonderful facet of life. Despite popular opinion it is notContinue reading “Sexuality and Christianity”

convenience

Interesting enough, we Americans have used our Christianity to reinforce our violence, our careers, our family structures, our personal wealth, our dominance over one another, our social security, and our popularity . While Jesus’ teaching did not reinforce any of these. He most accurately taught in opposition to these things. Naturally, we have to questionContinue reading “convenience”