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Previously, Sacred Word Publishing – Lead editor for newsletter, coordinator for new book production, working closely with Zen Garcia and his writings, encouraging all Truth seekers.
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CULTURAL INFLUENCER Considered one of the greatest genius in Germany history, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is greatly neglected in the English speaking world, even though his philosophical ideas influence the trajectory of our culture, often deviating from traditional Christianity tenets. (Read More)
VICTORIAN SOCIAL ACTIVIST Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, creator of some of the world’s best-known fictional characters, is considered by many to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, his novels and short stories continuing to be widely read. (Read More)
THE PRINCE OF PARADOX During this time of enforced self-isolation, searching my bookshelves to find one of my books, bought and as yet unread, relegated to dusty shelves, I ran across a book subtitled, “Four Who Wrote in Blood.” The back cover further elaborating, “Four Unexpected Prophets Who Shine Light Into the Darkness.”
What could be better? With anxiety, depression and suicide rates shooting skyward, the inclusion of Gilbert Keith Chesterton piqued my curiosity. I vaguely associated Chesterton with Christian apologetics, [Read More]
MAN OF CONTROVERSY I was introduced to Charles Williams while binge watching one of my favorite TV series, Inspector Lewis. In “Magnum Opus” (season 9, episodes 1&2, 2015), set in Oxford, England, as a case is solved, the detectives uncover a secret the victims all shared. To assuage their guilt, the group formed a cult, the “Companions of Coinherence,” reviving ideas of Williams, by practicing the ritual of “substitution.”
Upon learning Williams was part of the Inklings (literary discussion group associated with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien at Oxford), his teachings were shown to be outside of traditional orthodoxy, (Read More)
HOPE IN A WORLD GONE MAD With the bombardment of media illusion we’ve been subjected to, it can feel like the world has gone mad, making it difficult to see reality, leading to free floating anxiety and psychological discontent. Add in social isolation and limited connection, sense making is difficult, and we have a hypnotized world. Four conditions prerequisite to mass hypnosis: [Read More]
A WORD ABOUT ANXIETY Living in globally unprecedented times has wrought worldwide disastrous statistics regarding anxiety, depression and suicide.
Anxiety is generally described as feeling worried, nervous, unease; usually because of an upcoming event or uncertain outcome. This is a normal emotion, it is your brain’s way of reacting to stress and alerting you of potential danger ahead. 3-3-3 rule for Anxiety [Read More]
IMPOSTERS SYNDROME Thinking this referred to a person who displays characteristics not true to his or her character (think sociopath who routinely sabotages people with “wolves in sheep” clothing behavior), I was to be surprised.
This syndrome is not a mental disorder, nor is it recognized in the DSM or ICD [Read More]
FERRETING GOOD AND EVIL We are living in an era in which, as we search for truth, discerning peoples’ motives is increasingly difficult. I’ve recently stumbled across a chart categorizing a person’s world view (moral and ethical perspective), which is the core for his or her verbalizations and actions. (Read More)
THE FALACY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE If you believe Social Justice stands for impartial, fair treatment for each member of society, you would be mistaken. Rather than seeking equal justice for all people, the movement seeks radical transformation to socialism. (Read More)
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT This is one of my all-time favorite books (and movie). I first came across it in one of my family therapy classes & have read the book and watched the movie several times.
The story revolves around two brothers, their parents, and the choices they make, leading them down very different paths, all woven through the art of fly fishing. In addition to the beautiful scenery, (Read More)
KNITTING BLIND Like my mother before me, and my grandmother before her, I come from a long line of knitters. I, however, have added a new, though unwanted twist – visual impairment (due to multiple retina surgeries and complications) (Read More)
WHEN DREAMS FADE Just about every year about this time, I subject myself to watching the black & white classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, and each year as I identify so closely to George Bailey’s life path, I find tears forming for the man who sacrifices his dreams and ambitions to benefit others, eventually changing his perceptions, surviving a crisis, and his life really does become wonderful.
Reversing Charles Dicken’s, A Christmas Carol [Read More]
CASABLANCA When somebody asks what my favorite movie is, I typically respond, Casablanca. Perhaps you can see why from the 1942 trailer.
“If you are looking for adventure, you will find it in Casablanca. City of hope and despair located in French Morocco in North Africa, the meeting place of adventurers, fugitives, criminals, refugees, lured into this dangerous oasis by the hope of escape to the Americas. But they’re all trapped, for there is no escape.” [Read More]