Trouble with your Past? This will help

If you are like most people I know, myself included, you often find yourself thinking about the past.  At times, this remembering turns into a pit of despair that sucks you in without your consent and leaves you mired in the murkiness of bad decisions for hours or perhaps days. Dealing with the past can […]

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You Want It?

Getting what you want is not difficult. Let me say that again, “Getting what you want is not difficult.” The problem, for most people, is not the process of reaching their goal and getting what they want.  The problem is in knowing what it is they want.  What is IT? Society has convinced far too […]

Sincerity or Intention? Which Matters?

As I scan the daily Facebook posts and WordPress blog articles, I see the usual thousand or so posts about kindness and being nice to others.  Of course we should always be kind to others and go out of our way to encourage them. My question is how do people feel about whether or not […]

Sticks and Stones

How does the old saying go?  Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?  Sounds legit, right?  Well, maybe.  Sticks and stones might put you in the hospital but words can destroy you. Words are so incredibly powerful that governments feel the need to control them.  People fight for their […]

Lie To Me

I found this meme on my newsfeed on Facebook and it made me smile.  I smiled because I feel the opposite of the intent of this meme.  It doesn’t bother me one bit when people lie to me.  My pet peeve, however, are bad liars.  I hate being lied to when the person either has […]

Love

Love is a vicious motivator. The Bible, specifically Corinthians 13: 4-7, would have you believe Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does […]

Necessary Truth?

I found this meme on one of those pages where all they post are inspirational memes that are either things that people like to read but never practice, things you should have figured out by now or things that sound good at first but upon further reflection – are not. This meme is of the third […]

Be Noticed

The ability to stand out is a gift.  Even greater is knowing you have the ability and natural tendency to stand out.  Neither, however, compares to the knowledge of knowing when to stand out and when to sit down, shut up and pray to your maker that no one takes notice of your presence.

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature (Not Less) In uniquely powerful ways, literary study prepares students for richly rewarding and meaningful lives. No other reading experience or learning activity duplicates this preparation. 1. Imagination: Reading literature cultivates the imagination. That’s one reason why tyrants and dictators hate literature, banning or strictly controlling it. […]