When my blood runs freely in the streets, I wonder if it will have been worth protecting the ideals of things like free speech. I wonder what it means when someone who knows me, who sees me, takes the time to say, "I sympathize, but...." when I tell them I don't feel that Nazis shouldn't … Continue reading Death By Logic
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God. -- Exodus 20:8-10a
Doing nothing means being just as present and mindful in our rest as we are in our activity
Why are our systems able to so easily allow someone to be awful, but require multiple layers in order to be kind in a specific way to a person or group of people most of the time?
While I generally prefer the pure and positive types of motivations for my tasks, I am finding that 2017 is presenting more than a few strong cases for doing good things purely out of spite. That website my friend needs but his project partners abandoned him on? Watch me build that out of spite. Those … Continue reading Spite
Lately, as part of things I am going to unfold about myself, faith is going to be one of them because it infuses and informs everything I do. Today, I'm going to talk about one of my favorite things in church: praise breaks. Imagine being so filled with joy that you are overwhelmed by it. Just … Continue reading Faith and I: Praise Breaks
I've been on vacation for four days (it's April 24th) and have yet to spend an entire one where I haven't checked on the team for fear the world may have stopped turning. However, the hours between checks has gotten longer. I felt more disconnected today and that was good. I stepped into the Mediterranean … Continue reading Tuning Out, Turning Off