Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change

The last few days, feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness, and anger have been ruminating in my soul. I have not found the right words to describe my feelings. But, I cannot wait for the right or politically correct words anymore. Racism needs to end now. Police brutality needs to end now. The violence needs to … Continue reading Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change

A Blessed, Hot Mess

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17   There are days where it feels like a struggle to exist.   In those days, there is too much going on, … Continue reading A Blessed, Hot Mess

You Just Never Know

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.” John 7:24 Everyday, we are in contact with the public. Sometimes we have pleasant interactions. Other times we do not (especially when we drive). In the times the interaction is unpleasant you just wonder, “Geez, what is wrong with them?” In my neighborhood, I have … Continue reading You Just Never Know

Speaking Up

“Pay attention to yourselves!  If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,”  Luke 17:3   Confrontation...one of my least favorite things.  My usual mode of operation is to not say anything and ruminate over it for days, even months.  I feel like the character, George Costanza, from the television show “Seinfeld” … Continue reading Speaking Up

We Have a Friend in Jesus

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”  Proverbs 18:24 In this age of Social Media, the more likes and views you get, the more important you appear.  Facebook friends, Twitter and Instagram followers, etc.  means the higher your value.  I look at … Continue reading We Have a Friend in Jesus

Empathy versus Knowing

“So then, as we have an opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:10   I want to fully understand a situation before I move on to the next thing.  This can be both good and bad.  For the good, it is so … Continue reading Empathy versus Knowing

Meditating on What The Lord has Already Done

Blog Post #91 Meditating on What the Lord Has Already Done “Let your roots grow down into Him. And let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught. And you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 There are many times the Lord has carried me … Continue reading Meditating on What The Lord has Already Done

Sharing the Same Thinking

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”  Ephesians 4:2   There was a nice Facebook post that my friend shared about flooding the Internet with Art instead of political posts.  People are getting so sick of over-shared opinions.  As it is always … Continue reading Sharing the Same Thinking

Everyday is a good day because I know Jesus!

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalms 23:1 The Holiday Season is in full swing, so I should feel joyful and love.  Instead, I want to avoid everyone and everything.  I am feeling very grinch-like, not to mention sick with an ear infection.  All I see are problems and people’s rudeness.  The invite … Continue reading Everyday is a good day because I know Jesus!

Putting the Toothpaste (Words) Back in the Tube (Mouth)

“Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat of its fruits.”  Proverbs 18:21 Children can sometimes be too honest for their own good.  We want them to tell the truth, but only when they collect all the facts and are familiar with the situation.  Many times, … Continue reading Putting the Toothpaste (Words) Back in the Tube (Mouth)