Yes To Life, In spite of everything – Viktor Frankl

“It was Kierkegaard who told the wise parable that the door to happiness always opens “outward,” which means it closes itself precisely against the person who tries to push the door to happiness “inward,” so to speak. I once had two world-weary people sitting opposite me—as chance would have it, at the same time—a manContinue reading “Yes To Life, In spite of everything – Viktor Frankl”

Fed A Lie

Fed A Lie “The definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates Health is not a result. Health does not begin with food or exercise. We have been tinkering with what we eat, how we eat, when we eat, why we eat and how much we eat for decades. What are the results? 88%Continue reading “Fed A Lie”

Cynicism

Lately, I have been thinking about cynicism and how it seems to suck the life right out of me when I hear it and even more so… when I participate in it. Cynicism is vacuous and devastating to growth, mercy, forgiveness, thanksgiving, creativity and relationships. (Basically, it is harmful to everything that is good, excellentContinue reading “Cynicism”

Cost of discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on faith and his book ‘Cost of Discipleship.’ Excerpt from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison.’ “In the last few years I have come to know and understand more and more the profound this-worldliness of Christianity. The Christian is not a homo religiosus but simply a human being, in the same wayContinue reading “Cost of discipleship”

Epiphanies and Epidemics

Today, I mowed. Mowing is not my favorite. If I had my way, then I would plant a food forest, a wildflower garden, native bushes or trees in every yard in America, and I would never mow again. But…I mowed and as I mowed, I prayed and pondered, listened to music and even cried (oneContinue reading “Epiphanies and Epidemics”

The gift of being lost

“Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.” Henry David Thoreau “And this is the simple truth–that to live is to feel oneself lost. He who accepts it has alreadyContinue reading “The gift of being lost”

Rights and Responsibilities

Regardless of the situation, we are responsible for how we respond. When I say we are responsible, I mean that I am responsible and you are responsible for how we individually respond…regardless of the situation. This is called personal responsibility. Yes, everyone has the right to feel or think and it is your personal responsibilityContinue reading “Rights and Responsibilities”

Podcast Fed A Lie

Our fourth podcast is up discussing Fed A Lie! Thanks for all the awesome feedback and encouragement. Check us out! https://soundcloud.com/user-912619556/jason-deeann-4-truth-sets-you-free

Imitation requires Action

“One single act done in true self-denial and renunciation of the world is infinitely more awakening and more of Christianity than one thousand or ten thousand or one hundred thousand or one million clergymen if they continue in ambiguity as to which is which, whether it is the job, the career, and the perquisites thatContinue reading “Imitation requires Action”

Power of Words to Kill or Heal

To redeem the season, resurrect life, rebuild our foundations and restore our souls, we must reclaim our words. Our words matter because “Not only the entire ability to think rests on language… but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.” Johann Georg Hamann The beginning of wisdom is the definitionContinue reading “Power of Words to Kill or Heal”