The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent. ...more
stayndglass75 DaniFaust Great piece, thanks for sharingmore

Same-Sex Marriage: Why Everybody's Right ... and Wrong

Lines have been drawn, the symbolic moral high road taken, and the demands for social acceptance...um... demanded in the latest showdown between Christians and homosexuals in the War on Marriage/ Battle for Marriage Equality. (It all depends on which side of the fence you're on. But everyone seems to agree that they are engaged in combat of some sort.)...more
janespringfield Good point.  And "Dresses for Jesus" is kind of catchy.  And I would definitely ...more

10 Lessons I Have Learned About Life…

This year I have become more insightful and understanding of my past, which I will share soon. I have learned in order to be truly happy with yourself, you must first accept everything about YOU and retrain your mind to think positive thoughts rather than negative thoughts. From observing different situations and life lessons I’ve been through, I have come up with a list to guide me how to live my life....more
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:: LIFE :: Soldier of the Spirit

Last week brought us heartbreaking news and spurred numerous conversations on a very delicate subject. Of course I shared the same anguish that swept across the world when I heard the unsettling news of Robin Williams’ death, but I didn’t think to write about it until I came across a link to an article that I found to be rather serendipitously timed. The more I thought on it, the more the combination of the two events compelled me to put my thoughts into writing. My goal in doing so is not to try to explain away a death....more

Our journey of One

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,to choose one’s own way.Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning ...more

Do The Next Right Thing

Though life provides many bumps and challenges and most often within relationships---do the next right thing. What does that look like? Where is God calling YOU?Marriages crumble every day, Children abandoned, love forgotten...Take a look back in life----...more

The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent. ...more
stayndglass75 DaniFaust Great piece, thanks for sharingmore

Happiness Depends on Perception

Even on bleak days, there are certain facts that I stand on. I am alive, healthy, not living on the street but in a large old, quirky house, with acres of gardens, trees and meadows. I am still married after almost 35 years with 9 healthy, successful adult kids and 5 grandkids.  I am loved by my family and God, even if I drive them crazy with my eccentricity. I have a computer, two hands with all my fingers to type...more

Don't Be A Lump

I went to a ladies' conference yesterday. The speaker was a potter, and she illustrated several very simple yet profound truths with her potter's wheel. I'm still thinking about them today, and I shared some of it with my sister last night....more

PutYourNameHere.com

Each day of our lives, we are all selling something. Ourselves.Tell me, who are you? What do you believe in and what do you stand for? What’s your mission in life?Why should I turn to you for comfort, for your services, your product or for love? What’s your shtick? What sets you apart from anyone else?Are you honest and kind? Can you be counted on in hard times?Are you giving or selling? Are you consuming or providing? Are you nice?What are you hiding? And are you dealing with it?...more

My Life changed the day I...

Recently reading Apple magazine, with an article highlighting Sheldon Kennedy http://www.applemag-digital.com/applemag/summer_2014#pg40 , I stopped to think of all the pathways and crossroads we face during our lifetime. Some are major intersections that come immediately to mind, some curve with scary cambers that could topple us and some are meanderings that seem to take forever and that still lead us somewhere....more

Forgive and Remember

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ...more

'The Messiah' play a resounding success in Charlotte, North Carolina

The play's cast with Fr. Richard Ho LungA week after it was held at the 800-person capacity Halton Theater of CPCC in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, the musical presentation “The Messiah” remains the talk of the town.“It was hard to find seats...presenting the life of Christ and integrating it with Jamaican culture was interesting and different,” said Raymund Kelly....more