“Is It Worth It?”

“I have learned that what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us.  What we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal.” —Author Unknown      As I walk through these days, as I am surrounded by luxury and the ability to turn the channel, as I drown with frustration with bureaucracy,…

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“The Goals We Should Never Attain”

"God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event." — Matthew Henry I have done a marvelous job of participating in and contributing to a world that judges one's…

“Morning Can Come”

I once lived a life as an observer of pain, not a recipient of such. Until recently I could conceptually grasp brokenness, but did not understand the depth of the experience, the piercings of the season, or the hopelessness in the darkest of nights.  It took going through a divorce, unmedicated, to be able to speak to…

“The Beauty Of A Woman For Which You Should Long”

http://damn.com/p/this-video-my-beautiful-woman-will-touch-your-heart-like-never-before-must-watch/ My Son, The beauty of a woman is beyond what can be summed up in a sitting. It overflows what pages can contain. It is more than what can be uttered in every nation's tongue. The placing of words on a page in summary, is itself an injustice. So I focus on a mere…

“just another”

I wrote this my first year teaching.  It was an exercise to place myself in one of my favorite, but most troubled student's circumstances.  I once had a wise man tell me that one cannot get angry when splashed by a drowning person.  So, I try to be cognizant that many of those who surround, are drowning.  I…

“Bad Things Don’t Happen For A Reason.”

Many a times the last couple of years, I have been "comforted" by those dearest to me with the cliché, "bad things happen for a reason."  The phrase does not give perspective nor healing.  It does not facilitate a deeper understanding of life or injustice nor does it bring two friends closer who can be a part…

“Dear Abe”

Dear Abe, Today is your mom’s birthday.  A day that is special to her.  A day that you can truly make her feel loved.  A day she can experience your adoration.  A day of celebration.  A day that……  But you are four, and who is going to teach you that you should respect her?  Who…