Category : Health & Wellness
More than a visit to Fenway Park
More than a visit to Fenway Park

Warm red sunlight washed through a gap in concrete that widened as I mounted Fenway […]

Onions
Onions

The house on Pine Brook Curve Knife snaps against cutting board. Birds chirp on the […]

Mental Health and the Military
Mental Health and the Military

A machismo environment This is a little late, I saw Sunday June 11 and mistakenly […]

Creating Your Own Happiness
Creating Your Own Happiness

Lifestyle Priorities Amidst work, relationships with friends and family, bills, and other responsibilities that pile up […]

Oh Brothers Where Art Thee
Oh Brothers Where Art Thee

The day after seeing Josh, while sitting at home alone in my apartment, I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t more excited to see him, and he, to see me. It’s not that we don’t love or care for each other; on the contrary, I deeply care about every one of my brothers, and would gladly give my life for their safety and happiness.

#blessed
#blessed

All these years later, her words and assurance stay with me: God is still bigger; than hate, which drove a man to walk into an Orlando nightclub and murder 49 people in the dark; than fear, which drives America forward on a vengeance path; than anger, which fuels the ongoing chaos in the world.

Dear Mr. Castillo
Dear Mr. Castillo

In the same way, this inmate had a choice about how to respond to his present circumstances. And he chose to write me an unpleasant letter. From his perspective, I understand that I must seem like a villian. However, I did nothing other than report the facts (of course, that doesn’t make me feel any better).

While on the mountaintop
While on the mountaintop

In the midst of all this jubilation, I’m reminded of a verse my father has told me many, many times: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

The Crux
The Crux

Infinite possibilities are borne on the wings of time as it ticks past. Unmade decisions; unrealized choices; unsaid words; they are all carried forward on the momentum of the present. Time is impregnated with excitement, adventure, sadness, pain, anger and every other possible human emotion; however, despite the importance of time, most seconds simply pass by unnoticed and disregarded, almost as if they didn’t carry any significance at all.

What Makes Us Human
What Makes Us Human

Recognizing that humans understand moral concepts is important in understanding what makes us human. Because we can know when we have been wronged, we are able to reflect the forgiveness and grace that have been given to us by a God of ultimate love.

We are human, when we embody the Creator, in whose image we have been made; when we love in the face of evil, we throw off nature, and put on something greater – something higher, and unnatural: We love, because He first loved us.