What If It’s All Good?

(c) Carl Studna

You’ve likely heard the expression, “It’s all good,” and perhaps a part of you has thought, “Yeah, yeah, easy to say, but really??” Let’s look at the word, Good. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Good as:bountiful, fertile of a favorable character or tendency suitable, fit profitable, advantageous agreeable, pleasant salutary, wholesome amusing, clever well-founded, cogent true , deserving of respect, honorable adequate, satisfactory ,choice, discriminatin … [Read more...]

WHAT NOW?…….Listen……..

(c) Carl Studna

How often do we complete a task or a goal and immediately ask ourselves, “What now?” Most of us in Western culture are so conditioned to think that we must constantly be busy or on-purpose in order to feel accomplished and worthy. From childhood, we’re rewarded for excelling at one thing or another while moments of downtime or contemplation are seen as lazy or falling behind. From a very young age, children are often being pushed and encouraged to meet a higher standard whose bar is continually b … [Read more...]

Redefining Faith

(c) Carl Studna

Recently, my wife and I were listening to a well-respected, politically-based comic give a brilliant routine at a local venue.  I was feeling completely aligned with his point of view and his values until he broached the subject of faith. I was aware that he considered himself an atheist, yet was surprised when he completely debunked the entire concept of faith. Explaining that he was raised Catholic, he became very cynical at a young age, associating faith with living blindly and giving all … [Read more...]


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