How you see the world is based on your values and the choices you make each day. If fear and hate fills your heart you will have a difficult time accepting your neighbor as your own. If fear cripples you into inaction and anxiety you will be unable to find true happiness and fulfillment. You... Continue Reading →
Meredith and I headed out from Fort Collins, Colorado towards Laramie, Wyoming before detouring straight east across Highway 80 to Sidney, Nebraska. On our return back to Fort Collins we detoured through northeast Colorado through the aptly named Pawnee National Grassland. Talk about some wide open spaces. The grassland is roughly 30 x 60 square miles or nearly 200,000 acres that are virtually uninhabited by mankind.
There is hiking and camping in the park although we didn’t have time to stop on this short day trip. The area doesn’t look too different than parts of North Texas where we live with buffalo grass and blue stem being the main grasses growing on the prairie.
The day was a mixture of sun and clouds and while we didn’t get rained on you could see massive clouds bringing down rain in the distance. Another great day exploring a place off the beaten…
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I was recently introduced to a successful business owner who is an author, motivational speaker, and “life coach”. The title of one his books “You Need More Money” claims, as the title states, that the key to happiness is making more money. In the book’s introduction the author claims “…the truth is that everywhere you... Continue Reading →
I ran across a video Floating Island of Trash that really caught my attention and reminded me of something that I am thinking about more and more. And that is, "What are we leaving for the generation behind us"? The obvious problem seems to be that we are a throw-away society and manufacture more and more things... Continue Reading →
There is a strong interest in Minimalism and the desire to not be weighed down with earthly possessions and the burdens that are often associated with them. Some would argue that the world offers you nothing of value and that the continued pursuit of material possessions leads to misery and countless disappointments. I tend to... Continue Reading →
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always... Continue Reading →
Sadly when I think of theology and philosophy I first think of the famous Monty Python skit “The Philosophers' Football Match” instead of anything I learned during 36 hours of theology and philosophy courses at The University of St. Thomas. The Philosophers' Football Match was a Monty Python sketch depicting a football match in the... Continue Reading →
What does it mean to be “One with God”? Is it an emotionally charged experience? Are you like a Pentecostal speaking in tongues, or deep in a meditative state like the Dalai Lama? Is it even possible, or is it just reserved for a chosen few? I am going through a study that talks about... Continue Reading →
I have to say that I under estimated how ambitious this 4 day hiking trip was going to be. I mean look at that photo which seems to be right out of the Sound of Music... how hard could it be? After months of training which included running, hiking, and weight training surely we could... Continue Reading →