“Resilience is very different than being numb.  Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt.  You fall, but you keep going.”

As I headed off to teach my little group of young Thespians yesterday, my heart was concerned for what their minds might be dealing with in the wake of all the disaster facing our world.  I wondered over how to answer questions, to soothe their anxious thoughts, to comfort them in some small way.  When I arrived, I was greeted with rambunctious little bodies, ready to cut loose from a long day of being in school and I realized that my thinking was not the same as theirs.

To be complacent over the condition of our world is foolish, but in the end there’s really nothing we can do about it, except to rise above it – to continue on and bounce back.  Resilience gives us the ability  to stretch our tired, depressed minds away from the pain and like a rubber band, return to our normal – whatever that is.

Kids are built with an inner elasticity that takes a long time to stretch out.  As we age, the stretchiness has expanded so far, it becomes useless, unless we keep on rejuvenating and supporting it with the foundation of God’s truth.

Though the children of this generation have grown accustomed to bad news, it’s our responsibility to let them know that things aren’t hopeless.  If they see that we’re giving up, they will too.  If we enable them with a strong foundation, they will rebound – just as we will.

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.  He has already won the victory over evil.  We know that a better life awaits us in eternity.  Let your kids know this good news, so they will have the same confidence in all times of trouble.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Amen! This is well said.

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  2. Lee Poskey says:

    This was very good to read!😃

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  3. Thank you for reminding us of our great hope in Jesus! So needed this week! ❤ and hugs!

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    • says:

      Thanks for your positive reinforcement, Lynn. There are days when I find it hard to be encouraged.


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