I watched the last five episodes of Scandal yesterday. I was really curious about how it would end. When the series began, I really liked it and then when the plot became overly complicated and the values became suspect, I stopped. I consume the arts primarily for inspiration. When they vex me more than they[…]

Why am I Unhappy?

I’ve been unhappy for days. While I’m not gung-ho or happy-go-lucky, I have an equilibrium that has developed over years. When my parents died, God stood between me and my grief. I could sense him lurking about. His presence has a way of calming me. As I studied the Bible, I found daily devotionals formulaic,[…]

People are Breaking Every Day

People are breaking every day. There’s a young man who thought he’d escaped poverty when he got a good job. Now, his retired parent has been diagnosed with cancer. He’s the only one of his siblings who earns an income. And so, he has become his parent’s health insurance. Every month, he pays hospital bills.[…]