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Lately, I’ve chatted with several people who have told me they are deeply grieved by things happening in the news. Grieved, to the point that they feel depression, sadness and even a lack of motivation to continue on with their lives as usual. “Did you hear about X!?” ”Can you believe Y?!” ”BABIES ARE BEING […]

One of the things I noticed before becoming a parent, is that almost everybody has an opinion on how to parent properly. From parenting books to early childhood development gurus, there are a lot of experts in the field of parenting that all seem to give their 2 cents on what makes for a perfect […]

There’s a local pastor in Texas that runs one of the largest mega churches in America. Famous for writing a book called The Blessed Life, he’s attracted tens of thousands of attendees in his congregation. I’ve spoken to a number of the attendees, and every single one of them has referenced this book, as well as their […]

“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost.” When I was little, I remember my Mom reading this story to me and my siblings as we sat […]

How to think differently In our world, there’s a trend for most topics or ideas to be split in two; there’s one side, and then the opposing. Left, right, up, down. Republican. Democratic. Left. Right. It’s a natural tendency to try and split items down the middle, in order that we can better understand or […]

I’ve had the privilege of living a safe, protected life. When I was little, I grew up in a safe neighborhood; free of worry from violence, absent of gunshots at night and I never had to worry about harm. That same safety net has been with me for most of my life, and I have […]

In my life, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many people from backgrounds, cultures, races and beliefs that are very different from mine. At first glance, anyway. When you get to know somebody, you quickly begin to see a lot more similarities than differences and that’s what strengthens the bonds of a relationship. Ever since […]

In January, I had several vivid dreams about the month of September. Down to the words I said in various conversations, I remember the dream vividly. It wasn’t a pleasant one. Then, I lived it all in September – hoping as each day passed that the dream was ‘just a dream’ but it wasn’t. I […]

Well, it happened. I turned 36, which makes me ‘well into’ my 30’s, rather than at the entrance of them. While I normally write a blog on my actual birthday, many of the attempts I made to jot down my thoughts didn’t come through clearly, or they were blended too much with negativity, and I […]

Last night, I fell asleep thinking about a quote from a movie I watched as both child and adult – Ben Hur.  There are a lot of things I appreciate about this movie, which I easily consider to be the greatest movie of all time. I’ve watched the film countless times, and each time has brought me something […]

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