Some people feel stuck within their own world these days. The sphere of earthly concerns plagues their minds. To escape, some folks venture into the great outdoors to experience another world, so they can breathe and gain perspective. According to the October 25, 2020 edition of CBS’ Sunday Morning, that practice is all the rage, […]
500 Words For Your Spiritual Journey
Every last one of us is on a journey. However, some folks are reluctant to admit "where they are" on their particular pilgrimage. Each of the following 500-word blog posts below are pulled from my raw and personal journals in hopes that you are encouraged to either start or continue your journey led by Someone who offers Himself as a guide.
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It’s so easy to let the s.a.w. of stress, anxiety, and worry deplete our faith. How do we counter it?
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Needy. That word solicits negative vibes in most people. The person who always needs a pat on the back. The man who never seems to be happy regardless of the circumstances. A woman who expects others to come visit her instead of vice-versa. Annie Hawks didn’t appear to be in need for many years. She […]
There are certain words none of us want to hear again when 2020 ends. Besides practicing social distancing and hearing about a friend who was quarantined, there are three other words that have also become a catch phrase. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Face-to-face became important. Those words refer to students who sit in a classroom […]
“We need to find out how much you weigh before the doctor comes in,” said the nurse. I’m always reluctant because when I stand on their scales, the digits on the LED screen won’t be truthful. My shoes, socks, underwear, pants, and belt all the way up to my shirt keep my real weight from […]
How would you answer the question, “What do you consider to be “real” beauty?” A person who chooses to smile despite their weathered life? Wildflowers along an interstate? An early morning sunrise? Nature is full of natural beauty. Lake Atitlan is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. English writer, Aldous […]
You can be strong and courageous and run toward the unfairness of life or you can be numbed by your emotions.
When I see an open window it reminds me of the opportunity each of us has to spiritually breathe in fresh air, exhale, and talk to God. For the practicing Christian, prayer is oxygen. And like prayer, an open window is an escape from the four walls that encase our minds. But a lot of […]
When we look back at this year, was there anything good that came out of 2020? Hopefully, it is the time we were given to take a hard look at ourselves.