Today's post is written by a new guest contributor, my pastor & friend, Rian Puckett. Thanks for this reminder, Rian. My keys were lost, I was late, and my blood pressure was rising. I felt compelled to pray. Now I know that there are those who will hear this story and think “coincidence.” Maybe. Maybe… Continue reading Small miracles
Today's post is written by one of my current college students, Kaleb Mendoza. I love his expression of gratitude in this essay. In everything you do and everything you accomplish, you should give grace for the opportunities you get in life. I am a very religious man, raised from two great parents who taught me… Continue reading Gratitude on a cardboard sign
Today's post is written by my friend Kimberly Studdard, a truly beautiful soul. Thanks for sharing this, Kim! This is truly “that” time of the year. The summer begins to fade. In our area, we go from extremely hot and humid to cool then cold, sometimes in the same twenty-four hour period. The sun begins to… Continue reading Fall into gratitude
Dear One, When you died about one month ago, you caught me off guard. You became suddenly ill, and 24 hours later, you were eating pizza, fruit cake, and pudding cups in heaven. I can't say I didn't see it coming. There was something inside of me that whispered, "Go see her more often" about… Continue reading Turning points
I woke up humming a tune. “Whippoorwills in the willows…” I love that little song. It takes me back to a sweet time in my life when I had fewer cares and responsibilities, a time when love enveloped me like the warm comforter I nestled in as I awoke with the June sunshine streaming in… Continue reading How to move
Special thanks to Betty Gail Jones for serving as today's guest contributor and sharing her reflections with us. Ajay is now the ripe old age of six and lives in the United States with his parents. I am still learning how to better live by watching him play. My grandson, Ajay, is four years old. … Continue reading Brokenness–Uselessness?
One in 10 children lives in a country or region defined by armed conflict. This means about 230 million children grow up in the midst of war and serious conflict, according to the 2015 UNICEF Report. Many of these children experience bomb attacks in their schools and homes. Many of them are kidnapped, raped, sexually… Continue reading #firstworldprobs