Habits

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“Sin is more profitable than innocence. Innocence had made me arrogant, sin made me humble.” – St. Ambrose Modern Man wastes both his innocence and his guilt. One to sin and the other to the loss of the sense of sin. Guilt has become a psychological complex in need of curing, rather than an opportunity […]

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I think I was about 12 years old. I had been given the new chore of raking the front yard. I hated it. We had a pretty big front yard with lots of pine needles and leaves and I was loafing about at it, grimacing at how long this was going to take. Apparently my […]

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One of my favorite scenes from Cars, the movie, is when Sally takes McQueen out for a drive…just to go for a drive. And they come upon a magnificent view of the landscape. One that everybody else seems not to even know exists anymore. Sally: Forty years ago, that interstate down there didn’t exist. Lightning McQueen: […]

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Right now, there are a lot of things you’re missing out on. Somewhere out there, you’re missing one of the greatest concerts of all time. Right now, you’re missing out on meeting a new friend that could help you most in your time of need. Somewhere on a shelf, you’re missing out on a book […]

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No, not your Idol – although it may be that, too. But what’s your idle? Each day naturally gives us idle moments. How do you spend them? What activities do you thoughtlessly gravitate toward doing when an idle moment hits? What’s your idle? Just like driving in stop-n-go traffic, we can easily spend a very […]

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going away to college - graduation at sunset

Well, it’s that time of year again. Those “kids” are all grown up and taking that next big step out into the world – college. And many of them will be leaving home for the first time to go away to school and take on the challenge all by themselves. Here are this year’s updated […]

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Have you ever tried really hard to be humble? Or found yourself trying to figure out how to act humble or appear humble? Not in a superficial pretending-to-be-humble kind of way. But in an “I genuinely want to be humble, how can I do it?” kind of way. I know I have. It’s a powerful […]

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Do you ever just get tired? Do you ever get worn out by the day-to-day give-and-take in your life? Do you grow weary of your work and the monotony of the daily grind? Do you ever feel like you’re being asked to give too much? At the end of each day, do you find yourself […]