Recently I saw an ad for ChristianMingle.com with the slogan “Find God’s Match for You.” My first reaction was a tinge of outrage for this seemingly unethical and immoral marketing ploy. However, their possible blasphemy lead to a question: Why don’t we search for our “true” religion in the same way we search for our “true” love? Most of us have found our current religion in the same archaic way that was used to find a mate; Mom and dad arranged it. Continue reading
A sincere word in a needing ear
I whisper to her
Promising her the world
And knowing I can deliver Continue reading
A man floating stranded in the middle of the ocean looks to the sky and asks,
“God, can I have a boat?”
Exhausted, the man falls asleep.
When he awakens there is an overturned boat floating next to him. He shouts,
“Thank you God!” Continue reading
I’m a people watcher… not in a creepy way. I’m just a fan of sociology and the quirkiness of human behavior. I always wonder what people are thinking or why they make certain choices. Many of us (myself included) waste much of our life peacocking with little to no result. Yet, we do it as if it was an ingrained part of our culture. Why?
You might be wondering, “what the hell is peacocking?” In the wild, the male peacock flares out his feathers when he is trying to get the female’s attention. In our world, peacocking is when a man uses some sort of accentuation or material possession to receive attention from women. This economy is fueled by peacocking and reinforced by every double take, smile, and/or stare that a women gives a man exhibiting this behavior. Continue reading
Every morning while riding the train to work, I am surrounded by individuals attempting to remain solitary, anonymous, and oblivious. They listen to their IPOD’s and concentrate on their newspaper, book or cellphone conveniently ignoring the world around them. Possible soul mates, business partners, or any other kind of life changing relationships never begin because no one dares to speak to the person next to them. For some reason, beings who were once innately social have become… anti. Continue reading
Get Rich Quick! Get Slim Fast! Find Love Now! It seems as though patience, attention to detail and dedication to excellence have become dead virtues in today’s society. We want it all; pre-packaged and ready now. Is this microwave mentality creating the same outcome as microwaved food… appetizing superficially but unappealing at its core? Continue reading
For the purposes of this blog, let’s liken cheating to the dormant genetic disease Eczema. Eczema is a slight defect in the immune system which when triggered by stress, irritants, or change in environment causes an insatiably itchy rash. As most people mature, their eczema diminishes and is less effected by triggers. Cheating is a defect in one’s morality which when triggered by stress, irritants, or changes in environment causes insatiable self-centeredness. Continue reading
Communication is key. We have all heard it before, but what does that really mean? Nothing. The cliché is incomplete and somewhat dangerous. Effective communication is much more important than just communicating. People communicate angrily, annoyingly and without considering their audience all too often. When expressing ourselves, especially in public, we need to remember that the things we say will never be unheard. Continue reading