As Mr. Trump debates whether he will keep the US in the Paris Accord, I have this thought: We are powerful people. We can choose for ourselves: Will we give in to control? Or will we stand on our own? We can decide what is right; No one ever does that for us. Thoughts, feelings,Continue reading “Powerful People”
There is a kind of simplicity that is undesirable: It’s the simple minded demand that all situations, no matter how complex they ar, be addressed with simple explanations and solutions. “Don’t bother me with the facts,” such a person says. “I don’t care about the details; they only confuse me.” The lack of insight andContinue reading “Simplicity”
It seems that there are so many fresh thoughts and ideas coming into my head; So much new information: News items, results of studies and research… Yet the things that are solid enough to put on paper – or computer – seem old and stale. The new things are like trying to catch clouds OrContinue reading “Writer’s Block”
Hope never dies; She only sleeps. And when the warmth of springtime comes, She’ll awaken, yawn, stretch And change into dreams fulfilled.
If there is one good thing that has come out of the US election, it’s that our complacency has been kicked in the butt. For too long, it has been easy to avoid hard issues or get weighed down by cynicism. I understand: I have been there. Part of the challenge is that anger givesContinue reading “I Have Found My Voice”
Another year is coming to an end; Many words have been shared; But this one thought I leave with you my friends: All joy, peace, hope, love and care Be yours, Now and always.
I wrote this as I thought about the incredibly negative news that tends to invade our homes each day. My hope and belief is, what gets presented is not how the majority of us think, feel or act. It is important to realize this and keep the power of choice that we each have. Continue reading “Now, More Than Ever”
Thursday is a national holiday in the US: Thanksgiving. This year, I am in charge of the community dinner, which will feed around 200 people. It’s my first time doing this. At first, I thought we could make things a little smaller, but the community is so enthusiastic about it, we’ll have to do theContinue reading “The Party Everyone Wants to attend”
How can we have hope In times so full of fear; When troubles seem to boil, Robbing us of peace and cheer? How can we hold on When violence is brewing; Pouring into our streets, Its hateful venom spewing? The answer is this; Its secret not hidden: Surroundings can’t stop her, For hopeContinue reading “How Can We Have Hope”
Regardless of whether you are pro choice or pro life, I have a question for you: What would happen if Roe vs Wade were repealed? As one who belongs to Jesus, I have wrestled with this a lot. I know that the hope is, abortion would end. That is not borne out in history,Continue reading “A Painful Dilemma”