Posts from December 2023

Posts from December 2023

New Year’s Resolutions

A common practice that coincides with the start of a new year is the making of New Year’s resolutions. A New Year’s resolution is a personal declaration of what one intends to do at the start of a new year in order to change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve one’s life. Setting such resolutions can be beneficial because they provide a strategic plan for how you intend to make beneficial changes in the…

Big & Little Sinners

While Jesus reclines at Simon the Pharisee’s house (Luke 7:36ff), a woman of the city, apparently with a sinful reputation, approaches Him.  Weeping, she falls to the ground at the feet of Jesus, and wets Jesus’s feet with her tears.  Her hair then becomes a towel to wipe up the sob-filled mess.  She finishes by anointing Jesus’s feet with an ointment she has brought.  “As oft as I think over this event,” says Gregory the Great, “I am more disposed…

What Inspires You?

In the early 2000s, Walt Disney Imagineering (the creative geniuses behind the Disney Parks) set out on a mission to build a thrill ride that could rival anything in the world. Instead of simply building an epic roller coaster, they wanted to tell an immersive story that allowed guests to feel like they were legitimately going to face peril in a setting that was not in the United States. They wanted to build a ride that seemed to journey through…