Freedom's implication is that it must come at a price. And the result should be, well, freedom, right?
As I sit in this coffee shop, I'm making an effort to pull up the memory archives and look at everything that I've gone through these past 6 months. Half a year. What have I learned? What do I wish had been different? Was I fearful? Was I judgmental? How has the journey been so far?
We live in a society where science is not the enemy of faith; more like Target, Facebook and The Walking Dead.
Every beginning of the year I read this book of the Bible called Ecclesiastes. It's a simple reminder of where my focus should be. In hindsight, it wasn't difficult to resist minimalism and its benefits, simply because this theme actually is found throughout the Word of God.
This December, the last month of the year, take a moment to review your life and recent days. It's a good time to question the things you buy, the things you do, the habits you have, and the people you relate to.
Thankfulness is a state of mind. It should be practiced every day we get to just wake up and take our first breath, because life itself is the most precious gift of all.
Remembering the darkness of 9/11 on this day, sixteen years ago, but also the light and hope that impacted so many of us because of that horrendous moment in history.