Most of us juggle multiple roles and responsibilities every day, and the boundaries between work and life are often blurred at best. Life happens around the clock. Smart technologies have enabled people across the globe to stay in touch and be responsive in real time. In fact, an article in the Huffington Post indicated that the average person checks their smartphone an average of 221 times a day. Continue reading “Dirty Secrets of Complicated Relationships”
Every human being seeks happiness without exception. Whatever different means they employ, everyone wants to be happy. What if I told you generally speaking, that you are as happy as you have made your mind made up to be? What if I proposed to you that most of our days are what we make them be? Simply stated to rejoice is a choice. All things considered, you and I can choose happiness or not any sour spirits, for the most part, are the results of a poor choice, not poor circumstances. Continue reading “Make it a Happy Life”
Many of us were taught at an early age to respond affirmatively to what is determined to be right. As a result over time, we develop a particular sensitivity concerning whatever has been determined to be wrong. This discipline or conditioning regarding what is right and what is wrong trains us and gives us our moral inclination and our mental sensitivity or conscience. As we continue to mature and learn from the circumstances of life, we formulate our own moral paths. The conditions of life and other experiences help shape our moral characters. An ideal character is one trained to be affected–pained even annoyed by those things considered wrong. Continue reading “Desensitized”
If you are anything like me, you have heard people say how they heard from God. Have you ever wondered why some people hear from God while others seemingly never do? Why can some hear, feel, see God yet some not at all? In the book of Isiah chapter 59 the prophet Isiah points out to Israel that our sin is what is separating us from God. They seek Him but cannot find Him. Why? Our SIN!! Continue reading “SIN”
“You’re not the boss of me!” What a familiar phrase, one flung at parents or an older sibling by a little underage insurgent. Standing angrily with fists firmly clenched and resting on hips, the body leaning awkwardly forward, chin protruding out and maybe even a foot stamping on the ground. These are the children we find asking themselves, why life has dealt them such a bad hand in giving them such a horrible brother, sister or parent like you! Continue reading “You’re Not The Boss of Me!”
We are always searching for solutions to our diverse often overwhelming problems presented through life. However, none of our behavioral scientists today have advanced solutions of lasting benefit because they fail to adequately deal with our greatest problem; our sick innate insatiable narcissism, we are unfortunately consumed by a desire to please self. The fact that so few people are readily willing to admit when they are wrong illustrates this deep desire to protect, defend and if possible to extend the Domain of self. Psychologists readily admit that our ego defense mechanisms distort or altogether deny reality. They are designed to defend self and to protect our fragile little egos from being bruised. Continue reading “Who is Fooling Who?”
Every now and then you cross paths with someone who leaves a lasting impression. This is the story of such a person, this person and I crossed paths and this is his story I hope you enjoy it as much as I d0.
As an adult, I have always thought I was above the law, an outlaw of epic proportions. I romanticized my life; I was counterculture, off the grid, living however I wanted. Then suddenly it happened. Although it was more than 15 years ago, I remember the day as clearly as if it were today. It was an unusually brisk and cloudy overcast September morning. My early morning routine of exercise activities felt different for some reason that morning. It was 5:50am I was already up, as I am everyday at that time completing my indoor exercise routine of push-ups, sit-ups, and various weight lifting activities, after completing activities inside it’s time to go outside for a bit of fresh air besides being outdoors helps to elevate my mood. As I begin to run, a slight breeze was catching the spray from a few nearby sprinklers as I ran by blowing a very cold mist over my face. The early morning traffic seemed unnervingly loud that morning or perhaps I hadn’t been this close to the street in a long time. I hadn’t been outside much without a razor sharp barbed wire fence blocking my view or anyone scrutinizing my every move longer than I cared to remember. I finished my run as usual in 30 minutes right about 6:30, and then I returned for my shower and shave. Continue reading “An Epic Escape”