Unbaked Cookie Dough

I think most people feel like an unbaked bowl of cookie dough for the majority of their lives. We feel like an unbaked bowl of dough, or a blank canvas, or an unfinished math problem. And, for most of our lives, we constantly ask when the dough will be baked, the canvas will be painted, … Continue reading Unbaked Cookie Dough

For the Cowardly and Conceited

Then Moses said to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go, … Continue reading For the Cowardly and Conceited

Time Management Trouble

It's confession time again. Last week, I spent six hours on a question-and-answer assignment that should have taken two; and I spent six hours working on an essay outline that also should have taken two. What a time-waster I am. And you know what? We waste time all the time—and we hate ourselves for it. … Continue reading Time Management Trouble

From Calm to Crazy

In my short life, I have identified (and experienced) three different kinds of fear.1 Rational Fear: This is a fear that’s totally normal and acceptable. For instance, a fear of crocodiles is rational. They have the power to eat people alive, so it’s okay to be afraid of them. Because of this fear, you probably … Continue reading From Calm to Crazy