STUPID IS…

Can you finish that sentence? If not, the whole phrase is “Stupid is as stupid does.” It has a negative connotation. The premise of this thought is your wisdom is revealed by your actions. Do you think it’s true? I do, in some instances, like the photo above when the expected severe consequences of aContinue reading “STUPID IS…”

HEALING

Real healing. Hidden wounds don’t always fester in ways that are related to the harm. This goes far beyond physical illness. It’s a sickness of the soul. People are good actors and sometimes project the effects of their wounds onto other people as they claim spotlessness. Healing will not happen as long as the scabContinue reading “HEALING”

ENCOURAGEMENT

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Behaviorists say people who listen and express an interest in the other person instead of talking about themselves are usually perceived as more likable. They also say simply smiling more has the same effect,Continue reading “ENCOURAGEMENT”

EMBARRASSED

I’ve discovered there are two types of people at the dog park: The ones who are horrified that you don’t do something about your dog’s disgusting behavior, and the ones who say, “Don’t worry. They’re dogs, and that’s what dogs do.” Finding the middle ground with wisdom is my goal. Presently, our dog Dandy hasContinue reading “EMBARRASSED”

PRAYER

Dear Lord, thank you for this day. We are blessed because You are a forgiving and understanding God. You have already done so much for us, and yet you keep on blessing us. Help us start the day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude, and let us take the best of each dayContinue reading “PRAYER”

THIS DAY

Thirty-one years ago, after two weeks of sobriety in a treatment program, while watching the 700 Club with Pat Robertson on television, I chose this day to come to Jesus in complete submission, and on my knees, humbly admitted my sinfulness and asked for forgiveness. Jesus welcomed me with open arms that were full ofContinue reading “THIS DAY”