Monthly Archives: April 2019

I Only Ask Two Things

I only ask two things: 1) For the universe to be constantly rearranged to suit my whims. 2) And for everyone to be OK with that. Thanks, everyone, you’re the best! Well, OK, maybe not the best (I mean, that … Continue reading

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Your Coming of Age Crisis

No one gets to opt out. For most of us, it happens somewhere in our mid-20s. But it can begin earlier, or later. Usually there’s an external trigger, possibly more than one: the death of a family member, a physical … Continue reading

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What is Worship?

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C. S. Lewis If you forget everything but God you have remembered everything that matters

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My Age of Anxiety

Conclusion: Life Beyond the Tunnel (To read Part One, click here) It would be nice, though less epic, if my story of anxiety had ended at year seven. It didn’t. But something had changed. I’d moved from trying to control my … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part Three: The Healing Wave (To read Part One, click here) I’d become interested in Jesus’ teachings months before I entered the dark tunnel of despair. I’d sat on the roof next to my second storey apartment window reading a … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part Two: Into the Darkness (To read Part One, click here) I’m an optimist. So how can I speak of such darkness? Because to reach the light at the end of the tunnel you have to go through the tunnel. The … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part One: Step on a Crack (True story. Wish it wasn’t. Then again…) There were signs early on, but I was too young to know what they meant. When I was in primary school I heard the phrase, “Step on … Continue reading

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