Kierkegaard applied to health and wellness

In the mid 1800’s Søren Kierkegaard wrote about the invention of Christian scholarship to distract Christians from imitating the way, the truth and the life of Christ. In recent years, I have come to the conclusion that we can easily apply Soren’s candid and accurate observations about Christian scholarship to just about everything under theContinue reading “Kierkegaard applied to health and wellness”

Opinions

“You are not obliged to have an opinion about what you do not understand. No, On the contrary, you are eternally excused from that. But you are eternally responsible as an individual to render an account for your opinion, and for your judgment. And in eternity, you will not be as inquisitively and professionally, asContinue reading “Opinions”

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”

Restoration of Words

One of the most important things we can do to today (besides Love God will all our heart mind, soul and strength and love our neighbor as myself is) is to redeem words, which is…an act of loving God, ourselves and our neighbor! Words Matter! Our language as Johann Hamaan said in his dismantling ofContinue reading “Restoration of Words”

My Hope-My Calling

I am sharing a thought provoking series called “Let Food Be Thy Gift.” My hope is that we can start to address our participation in our own sickness and disease by resurrecting the definition and sacred understanding of health, the honoring and respecting our bodies as holy temples through the receiving and giving of foodContinue reading “My Hope-My Calling”

The Sin of Moderation

“This is and always has been and always will be an offense to the understanding. The understanding says: Too little and too much spoil everything; moderation, the middle way, and medium size, this is the truth. Therefore the understanding would certainly recommend dispensing with the star at the birth—that is too much, or so muchContinue reading “The Sin of Moderation”

Are We Amused?

Neil Postman’s book “Amusing Ourselves To Death” explains to a large extent why we want our social media feeds to be full of puppies and entertaining bite-sized pieces of morality, theology, self-help, history, psychology, philosophy and news. Even more, it explains why we say the things we say, feel the things we feel, believe whoContinue reading “Are We Amused?”

Imitation is Faith’s only work

“Imitation, the imitation of Christ, is really the point from which the human race shrinks. The main difficulty lies here; here is where it is really decided whether or not one is willing to accept Christianity. If there is emphasis on this point, the stronger the emphasis the fewer the Christians. If there is aContinue reading “Imitation is Faith’s only work”

Overshadowed

I live in the shadowOf God’s loveI am the roseOf Sharon My beloved is mineAnd I am hisTogether we lieIn green pastures Our love runs deepWild and freeLeading meBy still watersI become a lilyOf the valleys On a broad place I standMy roots grow deepIn his bosom I restBy his right handI am restoredThrough hisContinue reading “Overshadowed”

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”