Monday Manifesto

I believe you! I believe you can manage your stress. I believe that you can be free from the heavy burdens that seem to be pulling you down. I believe that you can direct your thinking, learn to relax and take control of all areas of your life. I want you to live in a world where stress and anxiety are not ruining your life. I want you to live in a world where you are liberated from unhealthy habits and distress. Here is what I know for sure: life is a balancing act. We must take care of our self. This balance is a holistic view of self. Life needs examined and challenged for full potential and growth.
I want to help you live that way. This is my mission and my manifesto.

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a world without diversions

I recently finished reading Living With Questions by Dale Fincher. It was a good read. Dale is an apologist and speaker to youth (high school aged). The book looks like a systematic theology book for Teenagers on the front cover because of the image (seen to the right.) But it reads like an apologist wrote it, as is the case. Dale eventually covers each of those questions, but not systematically, chapter-by-chapter. Instead he covers large chunks of questions and answers the questions with-in each chapter and uses a lot of real life stories and examples to help bring home the points.

I am forgetting where exactly Dale covers this but at one point early on, he talks about diversions in our life and in our faith and in our culture. Every one of us has diversions to reality. We use something to distract us from the pains and issues we do not like in real life. For example trends and music. People follow fashion trends and keep up with the latest clothing lines. People feel like they must have the latest look. They feel good when they do.
I want to imagine what would this life look life without diversions? What if we all knew we had a real purpose in life? How awesome would that be? We would not need distractions from the real thing. We would be living our dreams, our faith, and our lives with meaning and purpose. We would understand God’s love for our lives. We would live with purpose and meaning.