Let Today Be What it Needs to Be

Art and text by Morgan Harper Nichols I went to the store to look for Mother's Day cards for my mom and mother in law. I said out loud, "where are the cards that just say, 'Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have a great day!'?" There really aren't any. I am glad that many can … Continue reading Let Today Be What it Needs to Be

Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?

Picture/Artwork by Colette Cady, inspired by the poet, Morgan Harper Nichols I am afraid to go out in public.  This fear isn’t due to Covid.  It is because I am an Asian-American.   There has been an explosion of hate crimes of assaults and murders against Asians (especially the elderly) in parts of America ever since … Continue reading Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?

Hope in the Eternal

According to the world, power and control, material possessions, relationships/friendships, a career, physical beauty are supposed to bring us happiness. If I had this thing or that person, my life would be better. There may be fleeting moments of bliss with these things we collect or pursue, but nothing will bring hope or joy like … Continue reading Hope in the Eternal

Take a Moment to See How Far You’ve Come

A couple of months ago, I bit down on a Werther's Original Chewy Caramel and my entire dental bridge came out. At that moment, my mind became anxious and started to run with the scenarios of major dental work and cost. And for those who know me well, know how much I hate dental work.  … Continue reading Take a Moment to See How Far You’ve Come

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

We Need to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy

I wrote the post below for #lionslightinternational This is Colette, here. I run the social media for #lionslightinternational Honestly, I feel like absolute crap. The issue is I allowed myself to believe the lies of the enemy. I believed I am worthless, un-lovable, and non-existent to others. The enemy loves to distract us from remembering … Continue reading We Need to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy

I’m Terrible at Perseverance

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.”  James 1:12   The dictionary defines "perseverance" as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”  And I am terrible … Continue reading I’m Terrible at Perseverance

Little Victories

“But thanks be to God!  He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57   Live one day at a time.  Anxiety doesn’t let you live one day at a time.  It has me thinking of days, months and even years in the past or in the future.  In 12 step recovery … Continue reading Little Victories

Mid-Life Transition

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” Proverbs 20:29 It has been 6 months since I turned 40 years old. Some days, I can feel the pain of it, both physically and mentally. There is a growing level of disappointment about my life that … Continue reading Mid-Life Transition