I used to feel guilty any time I took a break. I mean anytime. Sometimes I felt like I was wasting time that could have been spent on something more “worthwhile.” Other times I suffered from the “why wasn’t this money taken and given to the poor,” syndrome…though my vacations weren’t necessarily spendy. Getting away for a bit to replenish or spend time with the family was apparently fine for everyone else. Rationally, I knew it was OK for me, too. I just didn’t feel like it was OK.

Some of you know what I’m talking about.

stream of consciousness

Here’s this week’s “end of the week stream of consciousness”: The desert is a spiritual place for me. I don’t really know why. But, it’s interesting to note how many important biblical things happen in the desert wilderness. Why do those who decry evangelicalism’s supposed affinity with “right-wing” government effortsContinue Reading