Every year we approach the polls with some sense of self-responsibility, sometimes in a selfish way. We do our best to research the candidates, the tax levies, the state law measures and in the end, we will inevitably ask ourselves. “How will this vote affect me?” This question is asked while worrying about a tax … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Voting
One evening while sitting at my kitchen table, I scrolled through YouTube looking for the perfect music mix to enjoy my snack with. However, a question passed through my mind that gave me pause: “How often do I allow time to simply be present?” Where every morning I typically get the same things accomplished by … Continue reading Life Without Music
My coffee is hand grounded fresh every time I drink it at home. This might not be the most efficient way to grind coffee, but the practice has become a helpful experience to the start of my day for a few reasons. It keep my mornings from being rushed: Every morning I wake up between … Continue reading Why I Hand Grind My Coffee
"Joy is the happiness that is not dependent on what happens." - David Steindl-Rast We seek happiness as if it is lost. We try to find it in our jobs, the things we buy, what we own, or even people. When we are not careful, our happiness becomes dependent on material objects or the presence of … Continue reading Your joy is not dependent on happiness.
Three years ago I made the decision that I wanted to take control of my health and lose weight. Getting up from my couch, I went to my fridge and poured the two liter bottle of soda down the drain and cleared out all of the meat. Having one more steak dinner or glass of … Continue reading Endless Tomorrows
When we come face to face with the one who has been instrumental in our pain, it is easy to hope for their demise. We want revenge for what they have done to us, our families, loved ones or the country we live in. Retribution is not the way toward peace but is a deterrent … Continue reading Demise
The world is full of wickedness with an abundance of grace to pave the way toward a future where love, justice and mercy reign. The reign of the Divine on earth is seen in the story of the One who was sent to show us our humanity. In the suffering babe born humbly to wander, … Continue reading Prepare