“Live This, Not That” Guide to a Blessed Life via Psalm 1

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the …

Ought is Not… again.

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

So much of my work in the cryptology of meaning amongst waking and sleeping in sequences has pivoted around the anguished burden of an unsated sense of ought. Children ought not be killed. Quickly I think “ahh, column 2”.  The creation in rebellion to the Creator stirs disorder, chaos, evil and so much that is just wrong.  But I’ve been reluctant to write about it, even on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  The despair is of ordering meaning and hope concisely in response to evil and concerns about how and why and …

The ‘ought’ and ‘not’ of the 5 column Crown Heart World

Russell Minick Biblical Story, Crown Heart World, Crown Heart World

Column 1 is where we get our sense of “ought”.  We ought to know our creator, and we ought to be defined by love, and we ought to be wisely ruling over creation in healthy ways.  Life ought to be good.  When it is, we are extra-convinced in the existence and virtue of “ought”. Column 2 deals with the ways that what “ought” is not.  Why is it that our hearts are so battered and broken?  Why are we driven to addictions and distractions?  Why do we seek something ultimate …