Dear God, how could you let this happen?”

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist We’ve all had times when through our pain and tears we ask, “Dear God, where are you? How could you let this happen? How long can you stomach this kind of atrocity before you break in and do something to stop it?”   Maybe it’s a senseless mass murder […]

If happiness is a choice, so is unhappiness

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist A great way to virtually guarantee that you’ll never be happy is to ask yourself regularly and with poignancy, “Am I happy?” Happy people are so focused outside themselves on the good, beautiful, inspiring, winsome, positive and fun people and endeavors of life that dissecting their own happiness just seems […]

Some Thoughts on “Your Working and Your Living”

By Curtis K. Shelburne A good friend — former mayor of our town, second generation creator of world-class Mexican food, and reader of great books — sent me a great book a while back that I’m seriously into now and seriously enjoying. Written by Wendell Berry, it’s entitled Jayber Crow and it is “The Life […]