As I've been journeying through this Easter season, two themes have surfaced: 1) Living out loud (or losing my Christian anonymity); and, 2) meditating on Christ. My decision to live out loud has driven me to take public stands on things I may have supported more anonomously. Of course, when a person decides she will... Continue Reading →
Do We Really Want To Be Angry?
Just this week I saw a variation of this slogan on the bumper of a car in front of me in traffic. And I couldn't help but shake me head. Is this really how we want to be known as a country? A nation filled with angry people? A nation that thrives on outrage? Anger... Continue Reading →
I Wish I Could Meditate Like My Cat
Today, I was drawn into a very public, very childish argument on Facebook. With someone I don't even know. I'm not going to lie... this has not been my proudest moment. It all began the way so many social networking arguments begin: I commented on someone else's post about something I'm very passionate about. Someone... Continue Reading →
I know I'm a nerd, but I can't help but be fascinated by some of the brain science research being done today. One studythat particularly intrigues me involved using a fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to measure the brain's activity of Tibetan monks who were meditating on compassion. Now, meditating on compassion is something Tibetan... Continue Reading →