Regardless of the experiences subjects personally dealt with, whether they had personally been the victim of a crime or known someone close who had, those who believed the world is ultimately just retained a 13 percent higher level of life satisfaction. (Lipkus, Dalbert, and Siegler). I'll take my 13% and roll with the punches!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
You know, there are a bazillion problems in the world that are very obvious to us all. It is hammered at us through the media, trials and heartaches of loved ones, death, and family issues. I always TRY to take comfort in the notion that eventually good prevails! Whether your focus is on the criminal justice system or spiritual system, realize that those who have wronged the world will eventually pay some price. It is the waiting for them to pay that is hard :)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Many years ago our church started a program called random acts of kindness. You would go through a drive-thru and pay for your meal and also pay for the car behind you. You simply asked the cashier to give the car behind you a card that said have a great lunch on us. It was cool. It was actually fun. You never met the people (except the ones that actually visited the church because of the kindness!) but it certainly was rewarding. Don't you love it when good things, great things, or miracles hit you just out of no where. I feel like I am getting hit with kindness and love out of no where! It is awesome... I pray the same for you.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Chinese proverbs...eh. Seems like a ton of my friends are so worried about "life." It really is tough on a lot of people to deal with career choices, marriage, money, kids, depression, all sorts of things that make you make a choice. I don't have a lot of good advice there other than the fact that I agree with the old chinese guy. Don't just sit there and think or sulk or whatever. Go with Nike and just do it. Right or wrong at least you are moving. I know that with the right kind of leadership, friendship, and Lordship you are going to be going up no matter what. It might be slow or down a winding crazy path but you are going to get there! Believe in you, I do.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
a 15 year old this weekend with a 2 kids and one on the way. His girlfriend got pregnant on his 13th birthday for the first time. He is an awesome kid. Yeah, he has a lot to deal with, but truly an awesome kid. Problem, he feels like he has nothing. He believes as soon as he leaves therapy he will go to jail. There is nothing I can do to change that fact. He believes I can't help him. He is right, Jesus help us, I can't do it!