Why is God on mute?

Scripture doesn't skirt tough issues like suffering, struggling to believe in God's goodness in tough times, and God's silence. Biblical authors often didn't find resolutions to their struggles, but lived in tension, destruction, and bereavement. The Psalmists' doubts, despair, and depression; sorrowful books such as Job, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations; Habakkuk's complaints; John the Baptist's questions [...]

How ‘Moral Agency’ is part of the vast right wing conspiracy

This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labour. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? [...]

How responsibility is more tempting than a Cinnabon

They are the nectar of sweetness. Aromatic, inviting, and tempting. Sometimes, they are purchased from an impulsive craving. Those who love cinnamon rolls crave Cinnabons. What does a Cinnabon have to do with responsibility? Simple answer: Everything! It is the craving for the sinfully delectable treat. Somehow, it soothes us with it's sweetness. One derives [...]

If You’ve Never Lived In Poverty, Stop Telling Poor People What To Do

This article was published by Hanna Brooks Olsen. It is important to understand that those who have not experienced poverty, ought to consider the feedback and advice they are about to give. She articulates her insights with her own personal experience and journey. Well-meaning people who have never been poor are convinced that they know [...]

The Darkest Time is the Perfect Time to Sing — Heather C. King – Room to Breathe

Then the world dimmed and a chorus of wildlife roared into  activity.  Crickets, frogs, cicadas–all the singing creatures of the night snapped awake and sang. They cut through the darkness with their music. Moments later, the moon slipped right out of the sun’s path once again and normal resumed. Back to  normal  light and normal [...]

How To Be Resilient | Thrive Global

Part of our human experience is to face our challenges. By doing so, we increase our resilience. Here is a good article on how to be resilient in life's challenging moments.  How can we be more resilient? How can we shrug off huge challenges in life, persist and — in the end — succeed? So [...]

Facing your Goliath on the battlefield

"...for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands." (See, 1 Samuel 17:45-47 in context). NOTE TO READERS: This article is an adaptation from a previous article I had published at another blog, and a teaching given by Mormon President Thomas S. Monson. The relevance shares insights in furthering our [...]

Premise Three: Having a vision to move forward

In the last three articles, we explored the following: Human authenticity and conscious living; Premise One: Authenticity is essential to the human experience; And, Premise Two: Emotional intelligence and our human experience. In this third installment, the discussion focuses on having a vision in order to move forward. Vision gives us a sense of direction. [...]