My distractions



written by on 2023-08-20

Core Values The Beautitudes are the 8 core values on what it means to be a Christian Forgiveness Verse Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Notes: Acceptance is the precursor to Forgiveness Forgiveness ... more

Rest for Meaning and Purpose

written by on 2023-08-20

From a random Sunday: It's in rest we find meaning and purpose Let yourself rest and your mind wander Unplug. Let us not fall to the tyrant of urgency "Beware of the barrenness of a busy life" Socrates more

Aim for Liberty

written by Mathew Rensberry on 2023-08-15

"A society that aims for equality before liberty will end up with neither equality nor liberty; and a society that aims first for liberty will not end up with equality, but it will end up with a closer approach to equality than any other system. ... more

Break with Conventional Wisdom

written by on 2023-07-26

From the book: Untruth: How The Conventional Wisdom is (Almost Always) Wrong. The author's thesis: People and organizations with an “agenda” often create problems that are either exaggerated or not problems at all. The solutions policymakers give... more

Rubik Musings

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-07-20

The joy in life isn't always just to put things in order, but also finding ways to reorganize and find solutions outside the box. A solved cube: Checkerboard pattern: Center square pattern: Checkerboard with Center square changed: The word "HI": ... more

Understanding people

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-06-04

To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was 20. -Napoleon (supposedly said) more


written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-05-24

Let me spell it out. You’re not brave and strong if you’re ill – you’re unlucky. You’re not brave and strong if you climb a mountain – you’re daring. You’re brave if you endanger yourself on behalf of others and you’re strong if you don’t moan ab... more


written by on 2023-05-18

The acts of the flesh are obvious: Sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; Idolatry and witchcraft; Hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; Drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I... more

Be positive about yourself

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-05-11

"Don't speak negatively about yourself, even as a joke. Your body doesn't know the difference. Words are energy and cast spells, that's why it's called spelling. Change the way you speak about yourself and you can change your life. What you're no... more

Key to success

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-04-10

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan more