Blogging is a place of inclusion and diversity. I marvel at the different people whom I follow, people that I will probably never meet in person, but with whom I share nearly every day. I am in awe of the pictures of courage, perseverance, resilience, and determination that I read each day. Each person's story... Continue Reading →
So often the problems in our lives lead others to refer to us as victims, which seems to suggest a sense of helplessness and an inability to help oneself. But, many people, including me, have overcome the obstacles in our lives, and we see ourselves as victors and survivors, individuals who, through God's mercy and grace... Continue Reading →
As I am battling pneumonia and pharyngitis and having to depend on Douglas for everything, I looked up the word for today, and I immediately thought of a post. One of the most awkward moments of my life taught me a great lesson: Be careful of the people you hurt or harm, because you never... Continue Reading →
Standing on the beach, staring out at the Pacific Ocean or the Atlantic Ocean, I am always awed by the immensity of the oceans, and I am fascinated that every day, the tides come and go on a set schedule, meaning that there is order in at least one part the world. In Muir Woods... Continue Reading →
Mom taught me the real message of being a good neighbor, for she loved the Lord, and she took His command to take care of the least among us literally. She did not do it expecting that Jesus was keeping a score sheet and that she would get a bigger crown in Heaven than others. Instead, she lived by the words in James 2: 17-18, "Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
"Where was God?" It is a question I hear a lot as a Christian when attempting to comfort someone after the loss of a loved one or a horrifying event. I find it a difficult question, mainly because I do not have an answer. The reasons why suffering occurs is as much one of my... Continue Reading →
This blogging idea has stressed me out, and admittedly, it may be because I have such high expectations for everything I do. I am thankful for the followers that we have, and I want to justify their faith in my talents by learning to blog well. The reason I began a blog was that I... Continue Reading →