A song recommendation from Maverick City Worship and reflections with Isaiah 43. Continue reading “So Don’t Fear, I Will Be Your Song”
My values for work and my work ethic have been influenced by many, Ernest Hemingway on the attractiveness and persuasiveness of brevity; Ray Dalio on embracing the natural bents, strengths, and weaknesses of others, Shane Parrish on the many mental models I could employ to make smarter decisions, and Marcus Aurelius’ father on how to treat your co-workers, to name a few. Continue reading Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work
I was catching up on an online service (service en ligne) from Hillsong France this past Sunday, and one of the two worship songs they began with was Tu M’aimes… Continue reading Meditation from Early January
A list of gratitudes to mark the close of one calendar year and the start of another. Continue reading What I Am Grateful For in 2020
My God, I pray for a change of heart, an absolute 180, a world that wakes up for the flight of our black American brothers and sisters.
Mon seigneur, je prie pour un changement du coeur, un revirement absolu, un monde qui se reveille a la situation déplorable de nos soeurs et frères noire américaine.
하나님, 이 세계에 모든 아픔을 감싸해주세요, 정부에게 보호를 못받는 제 흑인 형제들과 자매들을 대신 하나님이 보호주세요. 온 세상의 완악한 마음을 가진 인류들… 그들의 마음을 재발 변화시켜주세요.
What I was thinking about before the work day’s start: 1)our human tendency to yearn/be discontent/search, and 2) to rise through the air. Continue reading To Ascend
What does it mean to really respect instituted authority, respect entities, and respect individuals despite encountering drastically differing opinions, values, or personalities?
What does it mean for our mental and emotional states when we choose to do the opposite? Continue reading On Respecting Authority or Differences in Opinions and Considering the Harm Done If We Choose Otherwise
a prayer of humility, fearlessness, protection, thanks, and hope. Continue reading Victorious
“A walk down Arundel Street in London remains, after all, the best introduction to philosophy. Keep your eyes to the left as you descend toward the river from the Strand. You will observe that the Christian World is published at … Continue reading Science and Spirituality
I am embarking on a reading journey through Psalms, and I’ll update this post here as I find words daily that resonate with me in some way or potentially for where I am at a given point in time. Feel free to check in and follow along: Psalm 1: Blessed is the man[a] who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law[b] of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its … Continue reading On Psalms
6.3.2019_Monday_Paris After reading Acts 8-9 Lord, sometimes we go on our ways thinking it is the right thing to pursue only to find that we’ve been working against you and your glorification. We’re praying all along, but we’re not praying for the right things, asking to see the right things. Help me God to better hear your voice. Teach me to pray and meditate so that I may be closer to your heart and your will. Continue reading Prayer
“Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” – John 2:23-25 Because Jesus was well aware that we all, men (all people translated to today’s cultural norms of who is considered a person with full rights), are simple. We run to at the simplest signs of magic, value and treasure (I would say for NY it’s the … Continue reading Nominally Better Than an Animal
May 5, 2019_Sunday To be happy for the rest of my life, no stops– Not just in me because I’m human – fallible. I make mistakes, do stupid things. Think stupid things. Desire, the stupid things. Not in this world because we messed up. Not in treasures or people, because the treasures go and the people human Not in drugs, because they don’t stay Not in power, because it beckons the artificial I don’t want just stillness, enlightenment, fragmented transcendence, serenity, clarity, purpose. I’m not asking the impossible, I’m asking for what’s possible. I want joy, everlasting joy. Continue reading Found
Let me tell you a bit of my story. I had some scary things happen to me in my life: I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder in the 7th grade, was sexually assaulted by a family relative in the 10th grade, had my parents divorce after a traumatic narrative that spanned years, and was raped my first year out of college. This in tandem with my naturally emotions driven self brought forth a very unbalanced, and very unhappy Susan for a lot of my adolescence and into my early twenties. I could be happy and “on,” yes, but I … Continue reading A Piece of My Story
Anxious I see you Want to tell you It’s okay But actually You know I don’t know Who am I to say if it will all be okay, in the way you want it to be okay. I just want everything for you to be okay is all I really mean to say. Their eyes trail slowly down the length of this body They see in the delicacy the raw the void the power the weakness the depth Beauty. #astanleyknife #slashes #luciofontana #human If you were to cut my natural emotions open You’d probably see something akin to an … Continue reading Saturday
The main narrative this holiday– Thanksgiving 2018. Continue reading Fragile Humans
Rituals give to me the time to cultivate the things most important to my life.
On Sundays, I will allot 2 hours of my afternoon to read in a cafe with good lighting that makes me happy and keeps me alert. I try not to switch around locations. Continue reading Rituals
Resolutions written by 18th century theologian, John Edwards, at the tender age of 19. Continue reading The Resolutions of John Edwards
US label Perspectives Global, a streetwear brand founded in 2012 by brother duo Cody and Devon de Jardin takes the phrase “the medium is the message” seriously. In their most recent campaign the talented duo took direct inspiration from one … Continue reading Perspectives Global: A Young Streetwear Brand with a 2,000 Year Old Message.
“The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love.” Continue reading Band of Friends