The Serendipity of Suffering

For the past 15 years or so, I have suffered from a condition called peripheral neuropathy, apparently resulting from a one-time vitamin B12 deficiency that caused deterioration of the nerve sheathings in my feet, which caused the nerves in my feet to die. So basically, I have no feeling in my feet.

Besides just being weird, this has created a series of other problems with my feet.

Book Review: The In-Between

The In-Between
What is the next “Big Thing” in your life? Graduation? Marriage? First job? New job? Job promotion? Vacation? Retirement?

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the middle, spinning your wheels, just “biding your time” until that next big moment?

What if the really important stuff in life wasn’t the big moments, but the waiting, the “biding your time”, the filler … the In-Between?

And what if you missed the really important stuff because you were looking right past it, not even seeing it, because you didn’t even think it was the important stuff?

Count Your Blessings

(cc) Paul O'Rear

(cc) Paul O’Rear

The old familiar hymn encourages us to “Count your many blessings, name them one by one”. That’s actually not a bad idea. When the economy is in a slump, and gas prices are high, and lots of people are out of work, it’s easy to become pessimistic.