repost: zoom in

Healthy, challenging post from one of my consistently favorite bloggers. Short, but very thoughtful piece from Paul W at 12 the hard way. Read the whole thing, of course.

12 the hard way

Today’s Prayer of the Day:  I pray that I may understand my real wants and needs. I pray that my understanding of those needs and wants may help to bring the answer to them.

I was going to simply copy and paste the entire Twenty Four Hours a Day passage for January 19.  What a way to start the week!  Exactly what I need to focus on:  my focus.

Rumination: Time to start pushing beyond the nebulous goal of remaining dry.

Being untied from the drunk tree at the top of the hill isn’t enough anymore.  I still need to walk back into town.  I still need to learn a new way of living.  For years my way of living was all about get by, getting through, getting over.  There was always a quiet inner rush to move along to the next thing, never allowing…

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better. Finally, I believe I am in long-term recovery from a number of deeply rooted issues that supported and drove the various addictions in my life.