Morning Meditation: Examining Success, Failure, and What it Means to Live Skillfully

Fact: God demands, no, requires excellence – OUI!

Examination: Does playing skillfully = success with my desired goals, milestones, specific aims? – NON! Pas nécessairement.

Self-examination: Do I evaluate outcomes as successes or failures through the world’s eyes, or God’s eyes? – TO BE DETERMINED! Continue reading Morning Meditation: Examining Success, Failure, and What it Means to Live Skillfully

Do Not Worry: Illustrations from Matthew 6 in English and French

At the end of February, I put to image some verses I’ve leaned on during periods of uncertainty, worry, or to remind myself of the things I believe in to be true. Tools used were my handy MX Ergo mouse and Adobe Illustrator. Continue reading Do Not Worry: Illustrations from Matthew 6 in English and French

Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work

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

A Prayer for George Floyd’s death, the protests, the racial, social, and economic unrest in America

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.

예수의 이름으로 기도합니다. Continue reading A Prayer for George Floyd’s death, the protests, the racial, social, and economic unrest in America

On Respecting Authority or Differences in Opinions and Considering the Harm Done If We Choose Otherwise

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

On Psalms

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