Accidental Love

May 25, 2024 by  
Filed under Personal Growth

Tomorrow I would turn sixteen. Today, I was running errands with my Mom in her car. I was driving through an intersection when another car slammed into us, pushing us into a telephone pole. My head hit the rearview mirror and split the bridge of my nose wide open. The car was totaled. After thirteen stitches and a citation for running a yellow light, which to this day I don't remember seeing, I found myself sitting at home; waiting for my Dad.

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A Degree Worth Receiving

May 13, 2024 by  
Filed under Personal Growth

A few years ago my family had a big discussion about the importance of college degrees versus life experience.  A friend of ours had lost his job and because he didn't have a college degree, was being passed up for a lot of jobs he was more than qualified for.  I argued that even though I have a college degree I felt that this man's experience should put him on an even plane with me, and in some instances beyond me.  It was interesting.  Those in the discussion who had the college degrees felt as I did, but those who didn't have degrees felt that the degree should give me a "leg-up.”  I thought about that discussion for some time before I realized where the disparity came from.  Those of us who have learned a lot have learned that the more we learn the more we know what we don't know.  In other words, our knowledge shows us how much we have yet to learn.

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Supermans Cape

April 29, 2024 by  
Filed under Humorous

When growing up I loved to watch Clark Kent turn into Superman. He was a shy, normal, everyday guy until he put on that cape and the superman clothes. Then he’d step out of the telephone booth as a new man- bold, certain, and… well …Superman! The clothes gave him cover to become someone he could not be otherwise. He was proud and confident when clothed in garments that made him a new person.
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Power Outage

April 12, 2024 by  
Filed under Worship

My first clue was the automatic garage door opener wouldn't work, and then as I walked to the front door I noticed the outdoor yard lights weren't on, and yet my neighbors had power.  A voice inside of me began to say "caution" as I put my key in the door, only to discover it already unlocked.  That inner voice began screaming "go back," and this time I listened.  Fortunately, it turned out to be a tear in the main power line to our home; a fixable thing.

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Opening My Big Mouth

March 25, 2024 by  
Filed under Humorous

Does your mouth need a leash?  I know mine does.  I'm getting better at watching what I say and speaking only of those things that lift people up.  But there is more to taming my tongue than just saying good things.  It’s also knowing the right time to say them.

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