Agony Qs this faith-related portion of Butcher’s Word blogs.
It’s almost New Year’s Day, time for reflection and resolutions. Many of us have also been arriving at our 1 year anniversaries with F3 in the Columbia/Lake Murray/Lexington regions and have had some amazing results in all of the 3 … Continue reading
Looking over the pile of gifts given in the Agony homestead, one would wonder if we re-entered the 1980s, 70s and 60s.
The triplets had their pile of retro Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, my daughter was excited by her sewing … Continue reading
Even the tamest most defeated #SadClown was once a boy born with a hero’s heart. Given that heart, the fact that by the #Third500 of his life this #SadClown has found himself in deceleration (maybe full stop) must be a … Continue reading
Cognitive Dissonance: “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.” (Wikipedia)
In a community without male leadership, something else rushes in to take it’s place. Nature abhors a vacuum.
In some communities, the absence of male leadership is made obvious by a lack of male physical presence. These are the … Continue reading
If you accept the fact that each of us is made in God’s image, then you have to believe that He has many different facets. We say that because we are all so different from each other. We vary … Continue reading
Every man wants to be a hero. This innate desire to be a hero starts young in our lives. Just look at my boys choice of costumes from Halloween. They wanted to be Spiderman and Batman, and were distraught when … Continue reading
As the cool weather drops, I was rummaging through my closet when I found my father’s old military jacket. It caused to me to reflect on the stories he has shared from serving in the Navy during Vietnam, and how … Continue reading
For me, anxiety comes from two sources. It is either revisited shame for the actions and omissions of my past (coupled with concern for the consequences that they might yet have on my present), or worry about the future. … Continue reading
Fatherhood. It was Fatherhood (doing it poorly, actually) that finally led me to seek God. Before that, I was my own god (a very poor one, actually) who thought he didn’t need to submit to anyone or anything outside … Continue reading