Why are we so attached to our things? – Christian Jarrett | TED-Ed

Do we abide better when we learn to let go of material possessions? What if The Dude had just let go of his rug? Something to think about. After witnessing the “violent rage” shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget – a founding Continue Reading

Happiness

Positive Thinking Won’t Lead You To Happiness

Good morning, dudes! If this were a traditional church, we would probably begin by singing some hymns or maybe having a live band guide us through some of our favorite songs. This is not a traditional church, though. I mean, you can hum something if you want, we won’t fault Continue Reading

Old Man Talking

How To Abide While Not Becoming A Victim Of Terrorism

There’s little question that terrorism is a bad thing and if we’re all quite honest with ourselves we’d really rather not get all caught up in any part of that mess. The problem is that no one ever knows when or where a terrorist might strike. They seem to look Continue Reading

The Old Man Talking

The Chillatitudes: A basic guide for learning to abide

While reading, the Old Man suggests playing this in the background: grew up in an extremely religious family. My late father was a Southern Baptist pastor and Mom was the quintessential pastor’s wife. Everything we did revolved around the church. We said grace before every meal regardless of how public Continue Reading