Thriving Versus Surviving

How did he do it?  How did Joseph literally thrive, versus merely surviving, in the life-altering situations he had not ‘signed up’ to be in?  What was his secret?               He was sold into slavery by his own brothers and he was wrongfully accused by his owner’s lying wife, which landed him in prison.  How … Continue reading Thriving Versus Surviving

Christmas: Un-Majestic form

A Christ child, born to a prophetic virgin, Holy Spirit conceived, who would come in human form but with powers reserved for deity. Not accompanied by mythological proportions of grandeur for the comic imaginations of conning childhood wonder or adult musings. A birth not celebrated by the sacred union of instituted marriage. For no pleasure … Continue reading Christmas: Un-Majestic form

Evil’s shadow

To all our friends, loved ones, and those who have experienced evil's shadow this past year... Death is abrasive. The soul screams it is wrong, and rightly so. Life is sacred. The weight of the sacred torn is felt at the mouth of the grave. Cast under death's shadow the mind wanders as the memories … Continue reading Evil’s shadow

Tandem of Thankfulness

Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Thankfulness is more than a featured quality in the attitude of a person, more than a pattern of thought, and more than a habit chosen in the 'art of living'. There is a tandem attribute of thankfulness that is able … Continue reading Tandem of Thankfulness