Sharon Mindy

Faith & Spirituality

J-O-Y Doesn’t Give Me Joy

You’ve surely seen it at some point — the acronym and alleged formula for JOY: Jesus first. Then Others. Last of all, Yourself. I don’t think it’s that simple. Here’s the thing: I’m not so sure the “Jesus” category can be easily disentangled from the “Others” category. Serving others is part and parcel of serving Jesus. Amazingly, He identifies so closely with us, that He counts service done for us by others as service done to  ...

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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  ...

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Lifestyle

The Time of Our Lives

I hear it all the time. People say, “Time goes by so fast.” “Time flies.” “Where does the time go?” “I can’t believe it’s been a year already; it feels like yesterday.” I must confess that this phenomenon — the flight of time  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Coffee ABC’s

Disclaimer: Okay, I admit it — this piece is old and has made the rounds among friends, family, and fellow coffee lovers quite a few times since it was first written. But still, I think it belongs here. If I were to rewrite this now, I would probably change a few things (like Z, for  ...

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