New Beginnings

New Beginnings

In twelfth grade, I took a course called Writers Craft where we had the opportunity to dabble in different...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

In twelfth grade, I took a course called Writers Craft where we had the opportunity to dabble in different forms of writing like poetry. I remember absent-mindedly putting together this haiku:“This is how we are, just hung up around some star, turning to...

The Training Wheels Are Off

The Training Wheels Are Off

I remember when I taught my son how to ride a bike. It was a difficult but rewarding experience.  To be able to pass on something I enjoyed as a child was an amazing adventure for me as a parent.  The joy of riding!  I vividly recall the freedom and independence of...

Faith > Fear

Faith > Fear

What is faith?“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” quoted from Hebrews 11:1. In simple terms, faith is to have strong and complete trust and confidence. Faith does require a whole lot of effort yet minimal quantity is...

Reaching Escape Velocity

Reaching Escape Velocity

Gravity plays a pivotal role in our lives. It’s a good thing! Gravity keeps us grounded and anchored in the literal sense. It gives our bodies mass and the ability to exert force on other things in our environment. It doesn’t pull everything down so much as in towards...

Stand in the Light

Stand in the Light

God.What comes to mind when you think of that word? All mighty? Powerful? Omnipotent? King? Maybe judge, jury and executioner depending on what you’ve heard. Be it in a positive or negative context, I’m sure “perfect” makes it in there somewhere.It’s true, of course....

His Will > My Will

His Will > My Will

According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, it defines willpower as “having the ability to control one’s actions, emotions or urges.” Willpower requires much effort, mindfulness and consistency. Our willpower can be reactive and fluctuates based on the challenges life...