Is It Your Place to Tell?

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”  Proverbs 21:23 Gossip.  We know it is bad, but we do it anyway.  Each time we tell the story to someone different, it changes.  It becomes the game “telephone” in real life.  Unfortunately, someone or many are hurt in the process by lies … Continue reading Is It Your Place to Tell?

It is Never a Good Time to Worry

I read a devotional this morning on the Bible app, You Version. The study is entitled, “How to Stop Worrying.” The devotion defined worry as to torment oneself with cares and anxieties. As I read that definition, it felt like a 2x4 to the face. Everyone has thoughts on the things that most concern them. … Continue reading It is Never a Good Time to Worry

In These Times of Great Anxiety

Credit: Artist-David Bowman At the beginning of March, I read an article about people hoarding toilet paper and paper towels due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The virus had not reached The States quite yet. I decided to prepare for it during my scheduled monthly trip to Costco. I arrived at Costco at their opening time … Continue reading In These Times of Great Anxiety

Exhausted Temporarily

I have a terrible habit of comparing my beginning to other's years-long journeys.  The social media posts out there drip with humble brags and accomplishments.  In my early twenties, many of my peers had finished college and entered the workforce, I was right in the middle of enduring trauma.  My confidence and motivation were squashed … Continue reading Exhausted Temporarily

Managing Difficult People

I do not like experiencing tension between myself and others. In the past, I exhausted myself to make everyone else happy around me instead of protecting myself from the drama. As much as I desire peace and harmony between myself and others, there are times where it won't happen. I can promise peace for myself … Continue reading Managing Difficult People

Allow God to Surprise You

  “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 Christmas time is here. Tomorrow, many will open gifts and admire all they received. Children have been eagerly waiting for this day to open their gifts. Their wait will soon be … Continue reading Allow God to Surprise You

Focus on What Matters

"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you." Proverbs 4:25 Our minds conjure up some strange thoughts sometimes. These thoughts can become beliefs and take control of our lives. It is best to take a few moments and reevaluate what matters. A couple of months ago, I was in a … Continue reading Focus on What Matters

Don’t Get Sucked into Overreacting

“But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.”  Galatians 5:15 Confrontation is a part of life.  Some people avoid it; others engage happily.  There are times, where we will have conversations with people, who want to suck the energy out of us.  Try to avoid … Continue reading Don’t Get Sucked into Overreacting

Don’t Let Sin Destroy Your Life

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 Sin comes in a variety of ways. It can be outright evil, or it can be sneaky. Sneaky sin is scary. If you don’t ask for forgiveness and help from … Continue reading Don’t Let Sin Destroy Your Life

Consider the Source

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” Proverbs 18:2   My father gave me a piece of advice that helps me every day.  He advised, “whenever you hear information, consider the source.”  We receive tons of information day in and day out. Filtering out what is correct or wrong, … Continue reading Consider the Source