God’s gift to man (no, not a super-model)

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I am supposed to teach wisdom. It sometimes feels like a burden. Why? Ultimately the closer I get to figuring something out the more distance I discover between me and the ideal. Arrggghhh. When I do regular chores, all I can think about is life, and meaning and mystery. But when I actually get paid to think on these things, it’s different. Then I have a half-baked idea of doing something more concrete, though I avoid the specifics (because that might ruin the delusion). Is it o.k. just to do …

TGIM

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Monday starts a new week. Temptations toward depression for some: more work than they can keep up with, or conversely, not enough direction to feel useful.  Mondays are not universally welcomed. Then again, Monday is a fresh reminder that we are alive, and even though life is not easy, good happens as we live. So the temptation toward depression needs to be resisted. Gratitude for goodness, and the hope of sharing it, should be my attitude. I’ll have plenty of time to deal with problems and chaos and dissatisfaction… right …

Ahh, just right!

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Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, (25) for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? Thinking deeply and all has its place… between episodes of regular life. I tend to get too caught up in the edges of knowledge and am invariably left unsatisfied. Some of the things I learn when I probe can be helpful, but for what? Life …