A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again.
It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn't release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn't grasping for anything.
I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place.
Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating.
A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations, a chisel for humility.
I've traveled to 50 countries, but I've never been to heaven.
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