Staring Selfishness in the Face

It’s easy to be selfish.  It’s human nature to only think about what we want when we want it, and how to get what we want… Or how we feel about what we want, or what we think we deserve.  We are born into this world believing that the world revolves around me, myself, and I.  Our automaticContinue reading “Staring Selfishness in the Face”

Going for Gold

I love watching the Olympics. 206 nations come together in a series of games to compete for the bronze, silver, and gold while trying to set some world records. There’s nothing quite like it.  I suppose, a few millennia ago, the only thing that would cause such a convergence of countries would be plagues, violence,Continue reading “Going for Gold”

If God is Good

If God is good, why is there suffering and pain in the world? Not to intentionally nose-dive deep into theological philosophies, but I believe there’s a balance between God’s sovereignty and the free will he has given to mankind.  Does God give mankind the freedom to choose their eternal destinies? Yes.  But at the sameContinue reading “If God is Good”

Choosing Redemption

I don’t think it is wrong to assume many people dream about receiving a proposal of marriage. In our day and time, it’s culturally normal for the man (and sometimes woman like Monica to Chandler in Friends), to get down on one knee and ask the person they have all the feelings for to spendContinue reading “Choosing Redemption”

A Story Both Old and New

Racism is not a new story and sadly, it isn’t an old one either. It wasn’t so long ago that the Little Rock Nine took literal steps to ending segregation in Arkansas over 60 years ago. It wasn’t so long ago that Jim Crow laws dominated the south. It wasn’t so long ago where oneContinue reading “A Story Both Old and New”

How to know if someone is “the one”

There are a lot of questions when dating or talking to someone you are interested in.  In the beginning stages, you might think:  Do they like me?  Do they think I’m attractive?  Will they call me again?  Will they run the other way when they see the worst sides of myself?  Do I have somethingContinue reading “How to know if someone is “the one””

Finding self-worth in a world of emptiness

I love to please people. I work hard to achieve things – stupid, meaningless things or accomplishments that I think people will love me for . . . Only to wind up feeling empty.   I grew up with a brilliant older brother who is a CPA certified accountant. For some reason, I always believed, noContinue reading “Finding self-worth in a world of emptiness”