Tempted to Surrender

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” -Harper Lee Here are a few quotes to encourage you and help you persevere through the difficult times. Remember that great and admirable accomplishments were always achieved by taking one step at aContinue reading “Tempted to Surrender”

Hope in the Midst of Despair

In life we will inevitably encounter seemingly impossible situations and circumstances. The paths we have chosen in life, however carefully, will at times lead us to confront insurmountable obstacles. These obstacles may take the form of people, events, places, or situations even when we think that we’ve plan for every contingency. When we inevitably failContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Despair”

Hope in the Midst of Harvey

For the past three days I have watch, and experienced, the catastrophe known as “Harvey” as it unfolds in the Houston area and other areas of Texas and Louisiana. Fear, dread, hopelessness. These emotions wash over us here in Houston as we watch our city sinking beneath the floodwaters. I see on TV entire neighborhoodsContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Harvey”

A Quick Thought…

I was reading through the news feed this morning and saw the latest headlines of violence, mistrust, and hatred that permeate our world today. I don’t know about you, my fellow writers, but I want my writing to help end these problems and not just call attention to them.  The world is full of problems.Continue reading “A Quick Thought…”

Will You Believe?

I posted this nearly a year ago, but I was in church this past Sunday and heard a wonderful sermon regarding this passage. I felt the need to reshare this post. “And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house- for I have five brothers-in order that heContinue reading “Will You Believe?”

A Christmas Carol, Another Look

“Oh!  captive, bound, and double-ironed,” cried the phantom, “not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.  Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, willContinue reading “A Christmas Carol, Another Look”

A Quick Thought…

“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬) “Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:21‬ ‭NASB‬‬) Our dreams. Our plans. There’s an old joke that I will attempt to paraphrase: “If you want to make God laugh,Continue reading “A Quick Thought…”