arts & creativity, Scripture, spiritual, work & vocation

"Perish Every Fond Ambition"

This morning, a nice, folksy version of this hymn called "Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken" came on my Pandora, caught my attention, and got stuck in my head. So, I'm writing about it. Verse 1: "Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow thee. Destitute, despised, forsaken, thou from hence my… Continue reading "Perish Every Fond Ambition"

arts & creativity, cultural issues, mental health & wellness

A Stressful "Race to Nowhere"

Coincidentally, last week I wound up watching 2 documentaries about stress in one day: a documentary called "Stress: Portrait of a Killer" for my Health Psychology class and a popular documentary called "Race to Nowhere" at a showing on campus. Here's the trailer for the latter: According to the film's website: "Featuring the heartbreaking stories of… Continue reading A Stressful "Race to Nowhere"

mental health & wellness, work & vocation

Perfectionism and "Love of Work"

Last night I heard a hard-hitting talk about perfectionism at William & Mary InterVarsity large group. (Entire talk available here: gave me so much to think about that the topic could probably sustain me for at least 2-4 blog posts. So for right now I'm just going to set the stage with what perfectionism is, where… Continue reading Perfectionism and "Love of Work"