Category: General

  • Christian Buddhist Chronicles – Episode 2

    Hell has lost another one…I am free. The biggest challenge I have at church is reconcicling how many constructs there are in Christianity that are largely made-up, and what makes it most frustrating is that most Christians don’t even know how made-up these ideas are. The Theology of it all also makes little sense to…

  • Christian Buddhist Chronicles: Episode 1

    Before we get started, some definitions: Repent: that is to turn 180 degrees from your current action About 6 years ago I left the church. Not exactly like that. I didn’t walk away. I left my hometown community for a grand adventure I thought would only last a year. Instead it changed me. I was…

  • Observations about myself

    South Fork, Colorado. This morning I had a bit of time in meditation and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the things that bring me comfort. I’m a person who tends to avoid pain and discomfort. I enjoy being warm, comfortable, well fed etc. Over the last week it’s been a struggle to…

  • Having vs Being

    I’ve been meditating for a while now. At least 100 days. I’ve found it to be a wonderful practice and something I genuinely look forward to. But I’ve also changed because of it. I feel more connected with all things. My intentional practice of mindfulness has made me much slower to anger and faster to…

  • God.

    I realized tonight that I don’t believe that God has a gender. It’s not really a new thought to me, but it is a new conviction. I was texting a friend tonight, talking about God, and I said I realized that God was everywhere, and when I started describing the personhood of God, I didn’t…

  • I had a friggin panic attack.

    Hello, I’m Joseph – It’s been 1 day since my last panic attack. Before that, it’s been 2,034 days — or 5 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks and 5 Days. I feel like that should count for something. For me, it’s the power of medicine, and the cost of forgetting it. It’s been a busy…

  • Living life on purpose

    I struggle with anxiety When I say that, I mean, I really struggle with anxiety. Specifically, I worry about my health and am at times convinced I have cancer / heart disease / kidney disease etc. I’m a closet hypochondriac. This causes me to fear a lot. My greatest fixation of that fear is my…

  • Living in judgement of others prevents us from glorifying God

    Note: If you’re not a Christian, I would like to apologize. Christians have often been judgmental and sometimes very outspoken about it, but that’s not an accurate depiction of Jesus. I’m sorry that you’ve been judged and made to feel unworthy in the past. Please don’t let these interactions dissuade you from the joy and peace Jesus…

  • Realizing my fears – and what happened in NYC

    As mentioned previously, I struggle with certain anxieties. One of the anxieties that crops up every time we take a trip is the fear of travel, or rather, the extreme dread of travel. If I’m alone, I’m not as nervous, but travelling with my family provides an extra layer of elements that I am responsible…

  • Why Chic-fil-A is the best fast food environment

    Just about every Tuesday, my wife and I take my daughter to Chic-fil-A for dinner. We love our experience there and our daughter does too. The environment is terrific, and after giving it a lot of thought, here’s why. 1. The people who work there at least behave as if they enjoy their job. In…