Category Archives: Optimism

THIS ISN’T WHERE I LIVE

This planet’s not my home. I am an alien here. This place is just a hardened shell encasing sin and fear. The shell is hard to crack. There’s only one who can. He is the Lord of heaven. The Son … Continue reading

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ROLLER COASTER

When you ride a roller coaster, you feel anticipation, The thrill of each wild moment, the freedom of inhibition. Your spirit soars as you reach each rising peak. Your stomach rushes into your throat. You can no longer speak. The … Continue reading

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LIFE CHANGER

When I was in sales I heard something that really stuck in my measly little mind. “The hardest door to open is your own.” So often we hide in the security of our own safety net and never venture beyond … Continue reading

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PUT ON A HAPPY FACE

It seems to me that the world has forgotten how to smile lately. It might be because of all the ugliness we’re exposed to on a daily basis. It could be that hatred, inhumanity, fear, poverty, loss and all the … Continue reading

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DON’T RUN AWAY

When life gets tough we sometimes feel we have to run away. We look at things much differently with every passing day. It seems too complicated to stay and go the course. We give in to selfish thinking, we give … Continue reading

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New Year – New Life

Opening up a new year like a gift from one now passed. Searching for solutions for mistakes that have been cast. Trying hard to change the errors we have skewed. Looking up with hope again. Our lives will be renewed. … Continue reading

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My Identity

I am but a speck – a dot – an insignificant piece of the puzzle. My presence on this planet is nothing in comparison to others I will be remembered for no great accomplishments in the world’s eyes – no … Continue reading

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COURAGE

1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. “ In ancient days, gladiators were men of great courage.  They risked their lives every week in the Colosseum as they  fought valiantly against raging lions … Continue reading

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

For the past eight months I’ve wakened early to write a new post for my blog.  I’m not getting any younger and feel an urgency to express my gratitude to God for what He’s done for me.  It took me … Continue reading

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HEAL OUR NATION!

I was only 21 years old – full of hope and promise – planning a wedding – ready to start a new life.  It was a wonderful time to be alive.  Americans were living in a self-proclaimed “Camelot” with a … Continue reading

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