Sharon Mindy

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March 2019

Faith & Spirituality

The Joy vs. Happiness Debate

Today I need to pick on a favorite pet peeve of mine. It’s when Christians say that joy and happiness are two completely different things: happiness is a fleshly emotion, and joy is a Christian virtue. Some even go so far as to say they have nothing to do with each other. This is rubbish, and I can prove it. For one thing, who are the Christians you know whom you would describe as having “the joy of the Lord”? Are they the grouchy-looking ones? The gloomy ones? No,  ...

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Lifestyle

The Value of Pie

Over the past month or so, I’ve been taking a class. Well, it’s not a class, exactly — just an online, self-paced, not-for-credit, “personal-enrichment” (a.k.a: navel-gazing) class, about “finding your true purpose in life.” I know, I know: it’s a little late for me to be deciding what to do with my life since at least one third of it (and probably the best one-third, at that) is behind me. How well I know! But I got the  ...

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On the Lighter Side

10 Things That Make No Sense

1. Decaf coffee. Normally in my house we don’t say the d-word, but decaf really doesn’t make any sense, people. It’s all about the caffeine. And the flavor. And without caffeine, no flavor. If you just want a hot beverage vaguely reminiscent of coffee, drink chicory. Or Cafix. Or, whatever, heat up your old used dishwater. It all tastes about the same. 2. Fast-talking disclaimers. “New, Amazing, Limited Time  ...

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On the Lighter Side

The College Student’s 23rd Psalm

The syllabus is my taskmaster, I shall not relax. It maketh me to stay up late writing papers, It leadeth me to the library on weekends It tireth my brain. It causeth me to stress out over my professor’s grading scale for my GPA’s sake. Yea when I walk through the shadow of midterms and finals I find no relief, for deadlines loom over me. Time goeth too slowly when I am in class and too quickly once I get out of it; My assignments never endeth. Surely stress and procrastination shall follow  ...

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