Tag Archives: fate

Dandelions are Human Weeds

It’s that time of year. Even amid hushes of snow, the dandelions appear. How like us they are, arranging themselves about their clocks, terrified of being uprooted. Created to live for a season and then die beyond themselves, instead they push their … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

You

Swedish diplomat, economist and author Dag Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in 1961. “It is not we who seek the Way, but the Way which seeks us.”

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Poetry, Quips and Quotes, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Free Will!

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare Are we free? Or is the ability to choose an illusion? Why is our understanding of this subject so dim? It seems clear that we are … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Know Thyself

Jung was right. If we don’t understand our own unconscious impulses, we are slaves to them. But that doesn’t mean constant self-focus (“what do I feel, what do I think, what do I want?”). True self-knowledge comes from beyond ourselves. … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

The Wishing Map 61

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny Previously: Zack and Gina finally made up, commiserating over the fact that they would (presumably) never return to…

Posted in Books, Humor, Story Power, The Wishing Map | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Choices

“You can’t control your fate by refusing to make choices! I didn’t discover my destiny until I faced my circumstances. I had to make hard, awful choices, choices I didn’t want to make. I made terrible mistakes, but that was … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Quips and Quotes, The Wishing Map | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Wishing Map 8

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia (continued) Previously: Gina and Zack’s mysterious Aunt Aloysia arrived, announcing that they had serious “business to attend to.” ⇔…

Posted in Culture, Humor, Story Power, The Wishing Map | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment