Guard Your Hearts

This morning I'd like to share a dream I just had. Let me state at the outset that I do not believe this dream was from God; I believe it was simply the product of natural psychological phenomena, like any other ordinary dream. Nevertheless, I think it represents, to some degree, what happened in my…

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Thoughts on Secular Music

I used to be a fan of classic rock. Some of my favorite bands and artists included Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Dire Straits, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, and Supertramp, to name a few. I also liked certain more recent ones like the Killers, Coldplay, Rufus Wainwright, and James Blunt. I never enjoyed music that…

Forgiveness–Of Ourselves and Others

Today's post has nothing directly to do with head-covering, but it's on a topic that I think many of us struggle with. How do we forgive people who have hurt us and our loved ones, sometimes deeply and in life-altering ways? And what should we think about the phrase "forgive yourself"? Is this a legitimate…