A Beatitude of Gratitude

Living in the “Bible Belt”  I read many a church sign while driving. Some of them are rather witty and others are down right weird. I did come across one that I liked a lot. It read,  “A GRATEFUL MIND IS A GREAT MIND.” As I reflected on that particular sign I thought about my variousContinue reading “A Beatitude of Gratitude”

Get Up!

“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity,” Proverbs 24:16 NKJV If life is a race, there will come a time for all of us when we fail to make the time we strive for, fall short of the distance, or even fall by the waysideContinue reading “Get Up!”

Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…

Dear Susan, How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race? How can I make my white brothers understand what a black mother fears these days? I fully agree “All Lives Matter,” yet it is the blood of black people staining the streets. I know you may beContinue reading “Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…”

Who Do You See…

Lately, I’ve taken to morning walks not only to shed a few pounds but to also stimulate my brain. As I enjoy the fresh fall air, I am struck by the wide variety of trees and leaves on my path and how beautiful they all are. Why can’t we appreciate people the same way?  The woodsContinue reading “Who Do You See…”

Busy or Productive?

Busy as a bee. Bees are productive. They don’t waste time. We are often busy. But are we always productive? It seems that most of us are always running around doing something.  Some of us work full-time outside of the home. Others work even harder in it. Our society often pushes us to do more.Continue reading “Busy or Productive?”

Bee Yourself!

Comparison is the root of discontent. This is one truth I discovered this last decade or so. We will never fully appreciate what we have if we always compare ourselves to other people. My solution for this is to stay focused and run my race. I watched a great example of this during the Olympics.Continue reading “Bee Yourself!”

Soar!

I read somewhere that eagles teach their chicks to fly by dropping them from high heights. The parents will continue to catch their babies until eventually the chicks stretch their wings and begin to fly for themselves. I dropped my own “chick” off at college last week. We prepared for his eventual departure by slowlyContinue reading “Soar!”

Solo!

Today is the first day of school for my youngest child. Lan begins his senior year without the watchful eyes of big brother nearby. There was a time I’d be worried sick. Today, I’m simply grateful. Today my kid is flying solo! Class schedule finalized? Check! IEP (individualized education plan) in place and all participantsContinue reading “Solo!”

System Error!

System error. I hate those dreaded words when they pop up on my computer screen. It generally indicates that whatever I’m trying to do, my computer isn’t going to allow me to do. There are times I would have given anything to have had such warning when I was walking down a path I would later regret.Continue reading “System Error!”