Meditations with MJC

Matthew J. Cochran
Thoughts on life and the guiding principles that lead to the best life, through a Christian worldview
Created 18 Oct 2021
  • Master of Yourself
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    "No man is free who is not master of himself." -Epictetus I'm a big fan of self-improvement, the idea being to seek to be better today than you were yesterday, even if it's only a little bit. There ar...
  • What you now have
    09 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus Here's one that often gets me. I want something so ...
  • The Devil is a (Good) Liar
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. -John 10:10 ESV We all know somebody who is a very bad liar. Try as they may, they just can’t...
  • Getting ready to live
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    “The fool, with all his other faults, has this also – he is always getting ready to live.” -Epicurus Have you ever found yourself in that mindset where you keep thinking that life will finally be bett...
  • Anticipating sorrow
    21 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    “There are more things… likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” -Seneca Anxiety is at an all time high. People are more medicated for an...
  • Join me on Discord
    20 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Sometimes there’s more to be said. The place I’ve decided to carry over the conversation is on Discord. You can join my board at
  • That which does not kill us
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    It’s often said “that which does not kill me makes me stronger.” That can be very true figuratively, but not so much in the literal sense. That which does not literally kill us, can maim us, paralyze ...
  • Lean into the curves
    20 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    One thing I love to do in my free time is ride my motorcycles. It’s a hobby born out of this pandemic we’ve been facing for the better part of two years. As a father who shares custody, I found myself...
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