* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Quote of the Week: Seneca

"If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you're needing is not to be in a different place, but to be a different person."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 1st century AD, Roman statesman and Stoic philosopher

To put the quote in context, this is Seneca's advice to a young man who was wanting to escape his frustrations by getting away for a vacation. He points out that most of our frustrations don't have as much to do with external circumstances as they do with our own inability to manage our emotions. This is true for most of us--what we need most is not a break from ordinary life; rather, we need to learn the virtue with which to thrive in ordinary life.

(Photo: Bust of Seneca in the Berlin Antiquities Collection. Photo by Calidius; shared on the Wikimedia Commons)

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