Written Five Years Ago . . . for This Very Day

I wrote the following piece five years ago. How eerie it is and perfectly right for exactly how I am feeling again today: There has been death and disease striking many people around me. I have been feeling like I am not doing enough to help them because all I have really been able to doContinue reading “Written Five Years Ago . . . for This Very Day”

TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION

Triumphal is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.”  It is a fitting title for Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before the crucifixion. Jesus enters to conquer more than the enemy on theContinue reading “TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION”

On the start of my 47th year

No, this isn’t how I expected to spend my 47th birthday, yet I wouldn’t trade the day for anything. I have a renewed peace in the midst of this chaos. It is the peace which surpasses all understanding described in Philippians 4:7. This is the first time I ever remember experiencing it. Since this COVID19Continue reading “On the start of my 47th year”

Sing to Him a New Song

Psalm 33 says, “Sing to Him a new song.” When I read this line, I asked myself, what song have I been singing? The answer was that it was not a happy, joyful, praise the Lord song. Honestly, the song has been one of questions, pleas, and confusion. You know what I learned? Those songsContinue reading “Sing to Him a New Song”

Lean into HOPE: A piece on Acts 2:25-26

“I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced, my flesh also will dwell in hope.” My heart is glad. My soul rejoices. I dwell in His presence ever with me. Unshaken. Continually I seeContinue reading “Lean into HOPE: A piece on Acts 2:25-26”

Tell Yourself a Different Story

The power of the mind is amazing. It can take a false reality or what we perceive to be reality and make it feel like the truth and actuality. We need to learn to tell ourselves a different story. I was having dinner with an acquaintance I hadn’t seen in quite a while. She hadContinue reading “Tell Yourself a Different Story”

Looking at Scars Differently

I received my biospy results for my last skin check and if I am truthful to myself and to you,  the results knocked the wind out of me. I was expecting nothing. Instead, I got something. A spot on my hip that looked the same, color and shape as it always has to me, wasContinue reading “Looking at Scars Differently”