To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.–Malcolm X There are a couple of things I have to make clear before I begin the story: The story is only from my perspective. Because of this fact, I have only stated … Continue reading What (really) Happened.
Our bodies, in our fight or flight reactions to pain, try to protect us by avoiding difficult situations. Physical anxiety is merely our bodies’ protection response, providing us with more energy than we need to problem solve, but enough to escape the threat. However, most of our threats aren’t physical. There are not animal … Continue reading Running from Pain
For those of us with anxious tendencies, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other seasonal holidays can present their share of tensions as we deal with our own expectations and people overwhelm. The fact that we want to enjoy these times, can make the experience even more stressful. These are the points in life when we need to … Continue reading Happy Holidays for the Anxiety-prone
For many of us who struggle with anxiety, spiritual references provide a more objective source of comfort during anxious times—a tool much more stable than the voices taunting us in our heads. One Bible verse that brings us solace is from 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but … Continue reading If He has not given us the spirit of fear, why am I still anxious?
Relevant: adj. practical and especially socially applicable. Truth: n. that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. Adulterate: v. render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance, typically an inferior one. What do we mix with the truth we give our children? If the goal is to make the truth entertaining, does it remain true? If … Continue reading Relevance
I have just self-published a chapbook of poetry containing all of the poems I have written for Dominion Christian Schools’ seniors over the last nineteen years. Because I’m not so keen on the whole self-publishing thing, I’ve also thrown some in that have been published by real literary journals so you don’t feel ripped off. … Continue reading Chapbook
“Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.” Saint Augustine We all have insignificant things that we enjoy on earth because they bring us a certain amount of happiness. For me, one of those things is my love for fountain pens. I love the way the nib glides on the paper; I love the ritual … Continue reading The Parent Trap