I want the Lord to solve my problems and save me from the worst things I suffer. I know it’s up to me to work for these things, too; I’m trying – sometimes very hard – to do that. And yet, He does not save me from them; not in the way I think I … Continue reading What God really saves me from
Confession: I’ve been binge-ish-watching a TV series the last couple of weeks, which I’ve obviously become addicted to, with full knowledge! I’ve watched two seasons – the 22-episode kind. I do this, sometimes, with good things. Stories are especially dangerous; they provide such a complete world, with well-drawn characters you can come to love and … Continue reading The profound gift of life
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting on the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life. And now, behold, … Continue reading The always-ness of ‘enduring to the end’
I don’t really bother with New Year’s resolutions, but I did read a good article today in that vein, which was less about a new year and more about continual change. It was quite perfect, actually, for me, because I’ve been struggling with something ‘new’ (there’s always something); my weakness in trying to ‘be better’. Which I’ve been doing all my life, and haven’t achieved yet. (Like there’s a point at which I could achieve it – bing! You’re better). Continue reading Am I better yet?
I’ve been struggling lately, like I always do, really, but with moments of respite, with who I am and where I am in life; what’s happening and how and why and all of those life and existential struggles. It pretty much fills my journals! Sorry to whoever has to read them in a hundred years. … Continue reading How life is like the Ancient Greek Games