Embracing our Uniqueness

The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14) and indeed there are no carbon copies of me, you or anyone else.  Even identical twins aren’t definitively identical.  We wear our peculiarities as evidence of the environments to which we have adjusted; like childhood, school, college, marriage, the workforce and in-law families.…

Photo Challenge – Earth

This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme! Yesterday was Earth Day (22 April) and it is one day…

Solitude

There’s something to be said for solitude:  the times we take to be alone when we create a space in which peace can grow, we can unpack and process thoughts.  Whoever said in solitude we are least alone has captured the essence of all introverts for whom life is not one long loud, joyful sing-a-long.…

Reading

I have had a blessed life in many respects.  Not because my parents were infallible or I, Pollyanna, rather because I benefitted from the value my parents placed on ‘a good education’.  My single biggest gratitude is the education I received.  Of course a good education starts and ends with books. My love of reading…

Quitting

Sometimes the only, the best, thing to do is quit. I know – winners never quit and quitters never win. For too long the inner critic’s accusation kept me locked in the myth that it there is no circumstance in which quitting is justifiable. I’d look around and it seemed like everyone was cruising through…