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What Makes Us

Characteristic qualities are a huge part of what make up individuals. They are what define us more than anything. They are what influence are thinking, our feelings, our concepts of life and the world. For most of us, it seems we adapt to those around us. We carry on the traits of family and friends with out meaning to or wanting to. It's quite ironic that for many people, their negative qualities are normally very similar to those that they most despise. I'm not quite sure what encourages natural positive traits in people(besides the obvious: God). It seems, deep down, a lot of it is driven by selfish desires to be loved and respected. But I do think it is possible to be truly practicing good works with good motives: the more we are in tune with God and His words and ways, the more this is possible. I think it is also very important to truly understand what some of these concepts are, and how to implement them into our lives. The following are ideas of

Never-ending Joy

Everyone goes through those times when they just have to face their thoughts: the ones they don't want to face. And then they have to choose to be happy or not to be so. Have you ever found the busier you are the happier? And then comes that stale moment. Your thoughts hit. Doubt enters. And you have no idea what to do. Doubt is so easy to let in. So hard to rationalize away At times you are too afraid to use logic against it. Why ? Because doing so is opening yourself up for the options of hope. You become too optimistic. And that as often as not leads to hurt and pain and disappointment. Ah, yes. Those sort of thoughts. The ones that try to drain you of all joy. Even when GOOD THINGS are happening, I find myself constantly backing up - I can't just jump into anything. One minute I'm confident and happy. But the next? The next I'm trying to brace myself for something that will most certainly happen - because good things just don&

Peace During Patience

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” - Philippians 4:6 My family and I were sitting around the breakfast table several months ago. Mom had just read this verse. One of the kids laughed incredulously, “What is it saying? Be careful for nothing – live recklessly?” “No,” I answered quickly. My tone was very matter-of-fact, blunt, as if I were all-knowing. “It means do not worry.” The kids all nodded among themselves and life continued on for them. But for me life paused at my words. I had heard this verse soooooooo many times. I had always known what it meant. But now? Now it really meant something . “Do not worry.” This path I've chosen. I can not see it. I can not feel it. I do not know where I am. I have chosen to follow God, and no other. But why did He hide the light from my eyes? I must take a step forward. But I do not want to. How long w

How to be Depressed

This world is too happy. Look at the smiles everywhere! It's disgusting. Wide mouthed laughter? Squinting eyes? I mean, come on. Why!? People being nice to each other for no reason. It's not right. It's not realistic. It's disaster waiting to happen. And that is why I intend to bring it down…. show you all exactly how to be depressed in just a few short easy steps. Because, if we want to get rational, there is no point being happy for a time when we know that everything ends in death. That's right. Death. Dark, lonely, depressing death. Wipe that smile off your face… hey, even kill the imaginary one in your soul. Because it is time to bleed and cry. To feel terrible, worthless, pessimistic. 1. Just eat it. I don't care if it's full of sugar. Or chemicals. Or whatever they call garbage this day. If it tastes good, eat it. Perfect first ingredient to creating lethargy in your life. And lethargy means certain depression.