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What Do You Do When Your Career Is Failing?
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Four years ago I got hired to teach a class at a local Christian university. Saying “yes” to part-time adjunct professorship felt like the end. “Goodbye, Hollywood. The dream is over.” Maybe the dream had been over for a while. Hollywood ageism probably eliminated me years ago; I just hadn’t accepted it.

You know the Eric Liddel quote from Chariots of Fire: “When I run, I feel God’s pleasure.” That’s how I felt performing or writing. How was I supposed to encourage young, aspiring comedians to pursue their dreams, when I knew how it could turn out for them: like it had for me.

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Small is the New Big (and Big Isn’t Always Bad)
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Small—this has been the word on repeat in my brain this past month.

My family and I are currently on a road trip to both celebrate my recent book’s release, and to meet readers over a glass and conversation. We’re inching our way upwards and down parts of the U.S., meeting readers and enjoying life with often-distant friends, and I gotta tell you: over and over again I’m hearing what seems to be on everybody’s minds. Smallness.

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How to Fight Feelings of Futility
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A few times each year, it happens. I go into a funk. I’ve learned from experience it only lasts a few days but it’s ugly when it happens. What it looks like is this: I don’t want to work because nothing really matters anyway. We all die in the end.

Of course, my normal brain would never get tripped by such a silly thought. Of course the work we do matters. And all that we say and do matter, too. If one thing matters, everything matters I suppose.

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Sunday Morning Sermon — What Would You Do With $25,000
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best of the Internet This Week
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What Is Faith?
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Want to Make Better Decisions? Here’s a Mental Trick
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*photo: Partha, Creative Commons
The Most Underrated Sound in Our Society
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The Right Way to Praise Your Kids
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The Best of Storyline San Diego 2014 Day 1
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Why Being Alone Scares Me
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