Investing: with unknown returns

Certain jobs, more than others, require a person to invest so much time, effort, emotions, and resources than one normally expects. There is an interesting paradox that arises when someone engages in jobs of service such as many of the health-care related jobs, public safety, clergy, non-profit work, and, finally, teaching. I am not writing…

Forgive – for only then you can be set free

Maybe forgiveness seems like an act of human muscle and will. But I have recently realized that is not true. Although we may desire to become free from resenting someone for hurting us, we cannot forgive that person on our own. In the lyrics of a Christian song, the singer says, “Father, give me grace…

Worthless

The reason I started this blog was to share my thoughts about how wonderful it is for us humans to recognize how much God loves us. Because He loves us, He makes us worthy of His love. Because He is our Father, He makes us worthy of His love. On our own, we are nothing,…

Rejection, Jelly Beans, and New Directions

Many of us have experienced rejection at some point in life. And, when you felt that rejection, you were in pain. You decided that rejection was probably one of the most painful things that you went through in life. As you were experiencing this rejection, you may have questioned your value as a person, the…

Powering Through the Goo (of discouragements and failures)

Discouragements are not a rarity in this life. We can often become discouraged over even the smallest things that don’t go our way or the way that we hoped they would go. Some discouragements are a result of personal failures…Yes, I said it…failures! In the moments when you have failed or you feel that you…

The Road Is Difficult

We were promised that in this life, we will have tribulations. But, what are tribulations? I don’t think that there is one answer to this question, because for each of us, tribulations can come in all different sizes and forms. Yet, the road of tribulations is the one that will lead us to heaven. The…

He Made Us Worthy of Life

“And some of them said, ‘Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?’” John 11:37 The above statement was made by the Jews who were consoling Mary and Martha after the death of their brother, Lazarus. From this statement, we can observe two things: The…