“Pray About Everything. Worry About Nothing.” Yeah, Right! (easier said than done)

(This is a revised article I wrote in February of 2011. It is as true today as it was then…maybe even more so. Wonderful things can happen when we decide to step out in Faith. We are not made to be a vase of cut flowers that are brilliant for only a short time. We…

A Thought on Love

Valentine’s Day …the day after Ash Wednesday this year…the day after the beginning of Lent? How can that be fair? For some the Lenten Season doesn’t mean anything particularly special. Honestly, until I was well into adulthood I did not really know that Ash Wednesday was the beginning of a New Season. The first understanding I had of Lent was when Episcopal friends would…

Angels Watching Over Me, My Lord

I have been a little bit of an emotional wreck lately. This morning, after only getting about 5 hours of sleep, I just wanted to pull the covers back over my head and close myself off to all that I needed to do and all of the things that are weighing on me. So I actually did get back in…

Love Letters to My Children

This is a re-post of an article from a few years back …and Valentine’s is upon us again! Thank you, all parents, who do your very best in whatever situation you are in. Your unconditional love means more to your child(ren) than you know. Keep up the good work:)

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: ‘ I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.'” Matthew 18:1-5

“Like little children”…hhhmmm. My Study Bible says that means “Trusting and unpretentious.” Og Mandino, one of my favorite authors, says this: “Never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that I forget how to laugh at myself and my world. In this matter I will always remain as a child…”

Can I live as an adult in this world with all of the responsibilities that entails and still see the world as a little child? I hope so.

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