A couple years ago, I received my certificate – I was now a brand new member of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). I was so excited! As I participated in the final mock disaster scenario, I felt a type of excitement and adrenaline rush that I hadn’t felt in many, many years. I’d … More Hang In There – Even When You’re Scared
Who are you? Many of us tend to look at our past mess-ups and failures and think we can never be good enough. Questions flood through our mind like the following: I’m unlikable because … I’m the way I am because… I’m a failure because… I’m ugly because… I’m a loser because… Can I just … More Marred Yet Perfect
It’s been kind of depressing for me to dig down and remember all the yukky stuff I got into during my younger years. But what’s past is past, right? I can’t go back and undo all the things I did, but I can learn to accept them – and hopefully help others get through their … More Humility – Learning The Hard Way
Phew! Quite frankly I’m thrilled about finally completing my posts on Evil, because it’s been hard remembering all that stuff. Some memories never fade away, especially the bad ones, right? I originally started this whole series on Becoming What I Came To Be because it gets tiring listening to people make excuses on how they can’t be … More Honor & Integrity – Not A Whole Lot
Continuing on with my series of Becoming What I Came To Be, another trait that took me years to learn was the fine art of forgiveness. When you experience hurt after hurt, the last thing you want to think about is forgiving those who hurt you! So was my life. As I have mentioned previously, my … More Forgiveness – Why Should I?
No matter what our parents were like, how we were raised definitely shapes how we grow up. It could be good, bad or ugly – but we have a choice on whether to break the cycle! As I mentioned in my last post Wise Men With Supernatural Gifts, I’m now going to start a series about … More Becoming What I Came To Be
As I begin this post, I’m flashing back. I’m flashing back to when our son Jeffrey was still in grade school – back when I still believed I knew more than anyone else about how he should be raised. And yes, that included God… I started thinking about this when I came across John 6:38, … More God’s Will, Not Mine – Ouch, That’s Hard!