It’s Advent (Sigh) Pt II

On Monday, I wrote about my problems with Advent. After a rather snarky start, I said Advent was hard for me, in part, because of the words associated with it: hope, peace, joy and love. At the end, I said that I would take a word a week and write about my problems with it. To […]

Praying to God

I’ll be honest with you, I have a problem with prayer. So much so that I rarely pray in the conventional sense. I don’t set aside time to pray every day; at best, I only pray when I absolutely have to.During public prayers, no matter how hard I try to contain it, my mind wanders all over […]

The Obligatory “What I’m Thankful For” Speech 2012

Last year, after reading Tyler Stanton’s “More Trivial Things I’m Thankful For” (he’s done it again this year), I wrote “The Obligatory ‘What I’m Thankful For’ Speech” (reposted Monday 11/21) where I talked about people saying they’re thankful for friends, family and all manner of “good” things and how I think that’s really disingenuous because what we’re really […]