Category: perspective

  • All These Things I Believe

      God calls us Home, Each in His own time, And that is why life is precious. Do not fill your days with worry and fear, But rather, be grateful for the life given you. Mourn lost loved ones, But rest safely in the comfort of knowing they are with their Lord. Do not bemoan […]

  • The Only Way to Fail is to do Nothing

    The Only Way to Fail is to do Nothing

    No one wants to talk about, or even think about, failure. Fear of failure is what keeps us from acting, from trying new things, from fulfilling our dreams.  Because there’s that little nagging voice in the back of our heads that whispers, “What if you fail?  If you don’t try it in the first place, […]

  • Facing Loss and Embracing New Possibilities

    Facing Loss and Embracing New Possibilities

    Loss.  It’s a word we don’t want to hear, let alone experience.  Yet we all experience it.  We all know loss, not just of it.  Some of us have known it on a first name basis for too many years.  If we’re lucky, some of us know it only as an acquaintance for brief periods […]

  • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

    Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

    Ugh, do I have to wake up? Waking up is vastly overrated.  The pillows, the blankets, the soft curve of the mattress against my body, these are calling my name, beckoning me like a lullaby. But if I’m honest with myself, I’m lucky today.  I actually didn’t wake before my alarm on my phone.  My […]

  • Why Reading Matters: From a Little Girl Who Hated Reading

    Why Reading Matters: From a Little Girl Who Hated Reading

    The second hand seemed to take an eternity to make one lousy rotation.  Tick.  The minute hand moved the slightest fraction.  A minute is forever to a seven-year-old sitting on the living room couch next to her mother, the simple supposed easy-reader book between them. “Go ahead.  Sound it out.” The mom’s words could have […]

  • Keeping the Perspective

    Keeping the Perspective

    It’s hard sometimes when in the midst of a problem to see past it.  Everything looks blurry.  The road ahead is unclear. It’s easy to let emotions take control during these trying times, and next thing you know, you’re blowing up a balloon meant for a birthday party into a hot air balloon — yes, […]