Happy as a kid?

Russell Minick think~be~do

Calvin and Hobbes street art in SE Portland… pic.twitter.com/11F5GzXI3r — Mike Vogel (@mikev) September 8, 2014 As a kid, Calvin was free to live in the moment, just him and Hobbes and their fanciful ideas. Why? Because the responsibilities of grown up decisions and duties were taken care of. Grown up Calvin is sad because he can’t just do what he wants to, he has to think and act responsibly. But it’s killing him. I don’t want to be a sad Calvin in a suit. But I can’t go back to being …

Stories to Live

Russell Minick

The general human failing is to want what is right and important, but at the same time not to commit to the kind of life that will produce the action we know to be right and the condition we want to enjoy. We intend what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it reality. – Dallas Willard To want what is right and important is what we wished we wanted. Too often what we desire is what we wished we wouldn’t want. And so we are left …

The FAQ section of the Sermon on the Mount

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The whole premise of my connecting Psalm 1 with Matthew 3-7 is that Jesus is the model and the way to actually live out the tree image of Psalm 1.  The key terms are blessed and righteous and the image is of a tree planted by streams of water, representing the revealed ways of God, which provide the tree with fruitfulness, freshness and fulfillment. In Matthew 3 John the baptist describes the religious elite as dead trees to be treated like the chaff, the imagery for the wicked in Psalm …