Showing posts from February, 2017


Writing is one of those things I aspire to do.  It's kind of like when you watch the Olympics and suddenly want to take gymnastics.  With me, I'll see something, as simple as some broken glass on the side of the road, and from it blooms a garden of glass flowers that an ancient wizard created.  It serves a very special purpose until one day-I'll stop there, I think you get the point.  Writing is such a beautiful thing.  Good writers possess so much power, they can change the world, or at least the way their reader looks at the world.

I have started so many stories, and time and time again, I never finish them.  Usually it's because the bright, colorful, thrilling story in my head, doesn't end up looking that great on paper.  Or I completely run out of ideas and end up looking aimlessly at my writing board on Pinterest.  It's almost as if all of my creative juice pours out into the first word.  Not a good thing.  
A few days ago I was feeling irritated with mys…

The Choice is Yours

Wonder.  That's what pushes us to do things we never thought possible.  If you really look around, chances are you will see something that might change your life. Think about how writers have such amazing imaginations.  They think up incredible plot lines, magical places and mythical creatures.  And painters, who capture the most beautiful landscapes in the world, with just a canvas and paint.  Of course you can't forget musicians, who paint their songs on silence, as Leopold Stokowski once said.  There's also dancers, figure skaters and gymnasts, who work so hard to do what they love.
When you love to do something, nothing can keep you from it. They do what they love, even if no one is watching, because fame is nothing if you don't enjoy what you're doing.    

I feel like many of us never try, because we feel like an underdog.  Not knowing as much as others or yielding the talent.  When it comes down to it, it isn't about who has "natural talent", but…

Always Love

Valentine's Day has come and gone, and with it, all of the roses, kisses, and chocolate.  Those things are gone, forgotten, until next year when it all happens again.  That's the problem.  We step out of our way to make others feel loved one day a year.  Why not every day?  That's what we should be doing, especially as Christians.  We need to give some, even if it's just a little, of the love God pours on us, to someone else.  
On Valentine's Day a super sweet lady from our church dropped by to give us each a little bouquet of flowers, some chocolate truffles and loving notes.  It made us feel so cared for and thought of.  Then, in the evening we went to a friend's house for dinner.  Again, they made the night really special for us.

The point is, there are so many opportunities to make others feel loved, not just on Valentine's Day.  And even though it might seem too simple to mean anything, it really does make an impact.  You don't have to give them a …