Jesus: My Snarky Friend

Jesus is my friend. But what does that really mean? Who is Jesus? He knows me and knows I’m…well,, He knows me. I’ve been thinking recently about how I understand Christ and my relationship to Him, since that’s a thing we’re counseled to ponder [you know, it kinda is eternal life. So that’s a thing. […]

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The Power of Pain

Everybody hurts (at least R.E.M. told me so…). “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”  John Keats “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The Princess Bride   Aaron Eckhart asking about the pain. Start right […]

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X-Men and the Master of My Fate

 The future: a bleak desolate, place. Mutants and the humans who helped them, united in defeat by an enemy we could not stop. Is this the fate we have set for ourselves? Could we have done nothing to stop it?- Prof. X Yes, today, I am inspired to write about fate, agency and free will […]

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Today, I Believe

Today was testimony meeting and I bore my testimony and received quite a few compliments and thanks. So, I thought it might be worthwhile to share some of my thoughts here.  Here goes- Most of my life I’ve struggled with the idea of knowing something without a doubt. Perhaps that is driven by my skepticism […]

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