What if we just quit bothering with the world? The easiness of essentialism.

What if, instead of worrying about the world and its expectations, we focused on only a couple of key items and let the rest of world just . . . go on its way? Think about that: maybe there‚Äôs only a handful of things we really need to worry about, and as for the millions … Continue reading What if we just quit bothering with the world? The easiness of essentialism.

Why God won’t always let the door open when you pound on it, and why that’s a good thing

I have a distinct memory of being five years old and walking home at lunch time from kindergarten. (Walking two blocks to home was still acceptable in the 1970s.) My teacher, Mrs. Madrin, was a bitter woman who never smiled and yelled at us for the full three hours we had to endure her. After … Continue reading Why God won’t always let the door open when you pound on it, and why that’s a good thing