Shredding The Paper Tiger 79: Joyful In Suffering Pt 2

I recently went through a very difficult summer and fall.  One of my grandmothers and one of my grandfathers passed away.  We lost out on two separate promotions that should have been automatic.  In fact, we got a letter saying “Yes, you should be promoted, but there are no positions available” for one of them. …

Shredding The Paper Tiger 47: Draw Near To Him

Sometimes we feel wholly unworthy of His love, of His promises to us.  Sometimes we either feel so small that He could not possibly notice us.  Or we feel too sinful to be in His presence. Sometimes we are just so busy, we neglect to come to Him during the day.  Maybe we feel that…

Ungodly Shame Pt 1

Joel 2:13 "...And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.   I am contemplating the danger of shame in the life of the Christian. I am not talking about godly and…

An Experiment In Love

I am an INTP.  Now, now, don't roll your eyes regarding "fake science".  Actually, Jung was pretty accurate, IMO.  As Bohr (I believe) said "All models are wrong, but some are useful.".  I find that with the MBTI, once you get past the meme-y, fortune telling stuff and into actual cognition.  In fact, I have…

Are You Helping Your Tribe?

An anime, a rom-com, and a youtube from a Catholic priest all walked into my head... 😀   I have been thinking about families and tribes and friends and groups and 'bands of brothers'.   Are you and I actively seeking ways to help others in their quests, struggles, activities? Are we acting like a…

Love.

37Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’d 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’e 40All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40   My goal…