Are you a people-watcher? I am. Whether it’s a good thing or not, it’s my "default mode" when I’m in a busy location, or around people I don't know well. Being an introvert, I don’t like talking much. So, instead of talking, I like to listen and observe others. Airports and busy malls and shopping … Continue reading Words
Last night, I was visiting with my best friend when we got on the subject of worth. Specifically, human worth. Our worth. This is not an easy subject. Probably the biggest lies I have ever believed are related to it. Deep down, I think it’s safe to say that we all want to have worth. The … Continue reading Worthless
Hey everyone, This is just a quick tidbit of something that TOTALLY BLEW MY MIND this morning. Probably a lot of people are familiar with 1 John 4:18, which begins, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.." With all the time he spends talking about love, the words penned by … Continue reading Casting Out Fear
It seems to me that our world loves to categorize people. We love to classify them. We love to put them in tidy, restrictive boxes. We love to keep long lists of labels up our sleeves, so they’ll be easy to pull out and slap onto the people we meet. It’s all very handy. Each … Continue reading Who are you?
A lot of us have an idea that we’re fighting something. As a kid, I always wanted to be a hero. I imagined myself as a nurse or doctor, snatching lives from death and healing patients of gruesome wounds and exotic diseases. Or as an astronaut, pioneering science and technology in the bleak environment of … Continue reading Warriors
I’m thankful for the dark times. I’m thankful for the heartbreak. I’m thankful for long sleepless nights and the ache of bottled-up tears I could never shed. I’m thankful for failure. I’m thankful for the bitterness of disappointment. I’m thankful for loneliness. And I’m thankful for broken dreams. Because… If I had never known dark … Continue reading One Thing
I’ve been going through my mental "dictionary of life" lately, and today I'm going to define some words. If Webster could define them 189 years ago, then so can I. 🙂 Happiness is not feelings based on circumstance. Love is not warm, fuzzy feelings for someone after they gratify you in some way. Success is … Continue reading My Dictionary Rehashed