We have to respond to things that life brings our way on a daily basis. We respond to questions, problems, injustices, and the way others behave. Some would simply say this is our reaction, but reactions don’t always include response. I can hear something that stirs me without responding. Yet, response is part of life. [...]
Do you like scary stories? I guess I have one for you. The other night, I was home alone. Something extremely rare. In fact, I cannot remember the last time it happened. To be honest, I really, really, enjoyed it. I did not have to check school work, break up arguments, or find acceptable food [...]
In the past year I have started a new hobby: running. I always believed that in order to run, you had to be fast. Running was always a sport, something that athletes did. They ran races and competed to be the fastest. That’s it. Just a competition. All about speed. I always thought it would [...]
It's time we stopped focusing on keeping busy with service and started focusing on the One we serve.
Let our faith be genuine and true, not empty and plastic.
Hope. We need it. It's defined as a feeling of expectation, a desire for a certain thing to happen, or a feeling of trust. We're living in a time where things are uncertain. People are fearful of what tomorrow might bring. They are anxious, panicked, and their thoughts are weighed down with negative thinking. They [...]
We need lasting connections. Friendships that don't give up. Friendships based on love.
Have you ever been so thirsty that you craved water? In a world filled with coffee, soda, and iced tea, we usually find other things to quench our thirst. But when you are really parched, really thirsty, water is what you want. I remember mowing the grass one day and getting so thirsty all I [...]
I started this post about 4 weeks ago, prior to covid-19 taking its effect in our nation. I find it relevant to where we are today. When fear and uncertainty shows up, people resort to their old habits of coping. Why? Because we want to control the situation. I call it indulging our insecurities. Insecurity [...]
In all the chaos and imposed distancing, we can find solace. We can find growth. We can restore relationship.