pop culture, spirituality, vocation

The Temptation for Cognitive Closure (+Portland pics!)

"It feels good to achieve closure. Sometimes, though we become unwilling to sacrifice that sensation even when it's clear we're making a mistake" - Charles Duhigg

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Bible verses, pop culture, spirituality

What Failing Taught Me About Perfection

Jesus wasn't excepting nor wanting me to be perfect in the way I thought of perfect. My version of perfection is a pedestal, a level that no one can reach where their body is impeccable, their academic record is flawless, and their personal life is unblemished. But Jesus Himself was battered and bruised, considered stupid by the religious leaders of the day, and had drama in His personal life.