That is enough…

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! During the thanksgiving season I sometimes feel silly listing all the “things” I’m thankful for. Expressing gratitude for your gifts, blessings and successes is important. (So if you are doing this, keep doing it. I’m in no way trying to discourage you.) But I was thinking about the many people who … More That is enough…

Forgiveness

  When I think about forgiveness, I think about the big things — hurts, wrongs, insults — either received or given. And as my savior did for me I forgive and release the traumatic thing back to God. Then my chest loosens and I feel peaceful once again. But, what I find difficult to forgive … More Forgiveness

More Love to Give

  I hardly know Anna. We’ve never met in person. She is a friend of a friend that I haven’t seen in years. We met through Facebook email when I messaged her to talk about adoption. All I know really is that she has adopted children and she is quirky and positive in her Facebook … More More Love to Give

Words Change Us

I had a conversation with someone the other day who was adamant that reading books doesn’t help you in life. His argument was that he knew a lot of people who did a ton of reading but never did anything. Naturally, I wanted to reach through the phone and give him a slap. He could … More Words Change Us

Wonder

I recently finished reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I fell in love with Palacio’s uncomfortably real characters. I think I saw a little of myself in each, even August. I recommend this middle grade novel to any child and especially to teachers. This story will open the eyes of your students to the struggle and … More Wonder

Look Above

The Lord never fails to give his peace and love. If we just shift our focus upward we will see the future prosperous plans He has for us. I tried an intriguing exercise in a book I read years ago. Unfortunately, I cannot remember what the book is called. But the exercise went like this: … More Look Above

The Juggling Act

  The exhaust is thick between the cars, although not so noticeable in the comfort of the air conditioned Prius. Six lanes of bumper-to-bumper cars waiting to exit Tijuana, Mexico. Three lanes on this, the right side of the concrete divides, with three lanes on the other.  All exiting Mexico: some from business; some from … More The Juggling Act