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Snoopy’s Starry Night

Snoopy's Starry Night

Snoopy’s Starry Night

I think most  of us have those times where we feel the need to go outside on a starry night and look up at the heavens in wonder or awe of the greatness before us. During this time, I believe most of us share common thoughts on life, God,  our troubles, our needs, or our desires. It’s a shame that most people have never truly had the opportunity to see the night sky in all its glory due to most of us living in the city where the city lights drown out the stars. I think if more people would be able to see the night sky as God intended, there would be much more reflection by everyone and much less hate, worries, and misunderstandings.  Continue reading

Head in the Clouds

Do your dreams reach as high as the clouds?

Do your dreams reach as high as the clouds?

Have your ever felt you’re living life in the clouds or had a desire to? For some people, dreaming is a way to escape the realities of their life. For others, it is a way to let their imagination explore new things. And for some, it’s about a person simply being out of touch with reality.

The popular idiom, Head in the clouds, typically denotes a negative sentiment defined as, “To be out of touch with the everyday world. Unrealistic. To have impractical ideas or dreams.” However, another definition is, “To be daydreaming and not paying attention to what is happening or being said. To be lost in your private thoughts.”  But can having your head in the clouds be a positive thing?

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Restless Nights

van goh restless

I hate having restless nights. Most of the times it’s because I either drank too  much coffee before bed (a habit) or went to bed earlier than I normally do. There are some nights, however, that my mind is racing. I can’t turn it off. Usually it’s from anxiety over some issue: a family member’s salvation, work, bills, state of the world, etc. For some, it can be due to a lonely heart, illness, or like me, sometimes just the desire to leave, go on an adventure, and live life as it should be rather than simply working to live. Sometimes, I’m depressed enough to cause me to toss and turn and spend the night on the couch. On these nights, I tend to feel unfulfilled whether it be at work or just life in general. These are the nights that I wish I could just drop everything and leave  to somewhere new (But is this just running away from a real problem, or is it just a desire for a sense of adventure?).  Life is hard. For many, it is harder. And I’ve noticed that sometimes there isn’t a good reason for feeling depressed and other times, there are more reasons than any  man should ever have.  Continue reading

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