The Carthusian religious order’s motto goes something like this… As the world spins, the cross stands firm. Today I am going to change it up a bit. As your mind spins, the cross stands firm. When everything does not make sense. When you feel like the word confused doesn’t even do it justice. When you… Read More The mind spins, the cross stands firm.
I looked under the rocks but found nothing there I looked beneath the sea and through the ocean air I searched the tree tops and across the jungle floors I searched the wheat covered fields and behind wooden doors I went into new towns and across state lines I walked for miles and miles and… Read More Found
Humility is an antidote to so many of our problems in life. It is the enemy to pride, which causes us so much internal pain. Pride leads us to be ever fearful. Pride causes us to constantly watch how we are perceived. It prevents us from loving others selflessly. Pride is a telescope pointed at… Read More humble me Lord, but not yet
You have the zeal of God written on your soul. Every breath is but another chance to dust off your past and begin again. Life only begins when you take action. You have a goal buried deep within you. The only way to reach it is to dig. You tell me, “I don’t know where… Read More zeal
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. -St. Mother Teresa. Lately, a lot of my posts have focused on not allowing the past to impact your future. The idea of letting go and moving on is so fascinating mostly because it is so difficult. Recently, I… Read More Rewind Kind of Mind
Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Choices are a part of life. They can free us or they can enslave us. Choices can bring us peace or anxiety. What we choose ends up… Read More He will take care of it.
You walk towards Him. He reaches out His arms to embrace you. You lunge forward and hug Him with every ounce of your being. Your fears melt. You are eternally safe. Yet, you feel a sharp pinch on the side of your head. You notice a thorn from His crown is hitting you. You feel… Read More When you hug God
Yesterday, after going for a walk, I see a giant box outside my door. What did I order? As I get closer I realize that it is a new chair. This is my last semester of medical school basic sciences. Basically, this means in May I have a test called the USMLE that plays a… Read More Do you have a screw loose?
One of life’s most difficult struggles is acceptance without understanding. There are many things in our lives going on right now that honestly don’t make sense. Why did I mess up in this class? Why did he or she break up with me? Why do I have mental illness? Why do I have cancer? The… Read More I Don’t Understand
The confusion which you face is the clarity that you need to abandon yourself to Christ. For in the turmoil of the moment, He reaches out and grabs you hand. In delusion He remains Truth alone. In the fear, He is security. In the restlessness and trembling, it is a call to let Him take… Read More Confusion Prayer