Monday, August 28, 2017


Discontentment is an ugly sin. So is what it breeds. Jealousy, Anger, Hate.

Have you ever gone from admiring a person to envying a person to feeling angry with the person to practically hating the person? Or maybe not really hating said person but always being distracted by the inequality between the person's and your circumstances? Because I have, more or less. (Don't worry, I'm not talking about anyone who reads this blog :P)

It's so disgusting. What's also terrible is when I can find something superior in my circumstances to most of the people in my life(even something very simple!) I take gleeful pride in it-- not for its own good, but because it elevates me above other people in some way only my mind understands.

Social media is the worst for this. We all know social media is the "good parts only"-filtered story of people's lives.

When I see myself in the broad scheme of things and the many amazing circumstances I'm blessed with and compare them to those of 90% of the people who've lived on earth before it's amazing how grateful I know I should be and how difficult it still is to muster gratitude.

The first step towards addressing discontentment should be recognizing it and acknowledging it's wrong. So that's what I'm trying to accomplish with this post.

It's comforting to remember my time on earth is only a moment before the eternity after death. And while it's only a moment, I don't want to waste it gnawing on discontentment.

" content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you." -Hebrews 13:5b

Do you struggle with contentment? Do you agree it(and its offspring) are some of the ugliest sins? 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NEW BLOG REVEAL and other items of interest

Hey readers, I'm pretty pumped right now because I just started a new blog! (Don't worry,On Stories and Words isn't going anywhere).

I've been really interested in film criticism lately and I wanted another place to write about movies(more as a critic than as a fan, per say) without overwhelming this blog. Thus was born Moving Pictures, the new home for my film and television criticism.

I try to be more serious and professional than I probably am here. Ha. xD My first post is a review of Spider-Man: Homecoming(bet you didn't see that coming). Go check it out!

This means I will end my monthly Cinematic Excursions posts, which I'd kind of slacked off on anyway. It also means I'll probably write less about movies at all, but I plan to more than make up for that at Moving Pictures.

As to other news items...

+I'm indefinitely retiring my Les Mis blog. It'll still be under my Blogger profile but I'm not going to update it any more.

+And speaking of my (apparently numerous) blogs...I have another one I never told you guys about. I didn't want to promote it here because I want to discuss topics there(politics, theological controversy etc.) that wouldn't be appropriate for this blog. But I decided  as long as I keep this site free of that, I'll go ahead and announce I have another, less censored blog. ;D It's called M. M. Johnson.

+Blimey Cow has been releasing awesome videos and you all need to watch them. Here is one of my favorites:

How are you guys? What is your favorite Blimey Cow video? Have you read any good books lately?  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Am I The Only One Who...

Am I the only one who...

puts ketchup on everything
logs onto Pinterest to look for pins from a movie right after watching said movie
has a love/hate relationship with sleeping in
eats chocolate excruciatingly slowly

feels 100% more hip with sunglasses
almost always likes a movie better the second time
alternates between feeling very on top of things and feeling very, very behind
goes through movie/book genre kicks
checks out far more books at once than she can actually get through because tall TBR piles motivate her to read

is disgusted by people who fall asleep during takeoff on a plane(that's like the best part of vacation, come on)
feels more grown up when wearing a purse
doesn't really decide what she's ordering at a restaurant or coffee shop till just as she's ordering it

Well, am I the only one? Do you relate to any of these?