Potential requires hardship to hatch. If you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never get to see the true beauty of their carvings. Adversity is necessary. It does bring out the best in us.
I was reminded about the warning issued to self-confident people, especially those who are naively self-confident: be careful. You're not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. And I added to it: and trash talking beforehand makes it ten times as embarrassing.
Confession: I am an instagram junkie. I don't post very often, but I spend a lot of time looking at what others have posted, and I even get a few (read: a lot of) screenshots. I have seen quite a few posts recently where people talk about how amazing 2016 is going to be. Someone... Continue Reading →
It's both the most important thing and the most human thing we are capable of. So incredibly inexpensive too. If the only prayer you ever pray is a heartfelt 'thank you' it is more than enough.
Continuing this post, I realized today that as much as I would absolutely love to do incredible things in my life and be somebody, there is still a part of me (and I don't know how big or small that part is) that would like to stay small and inconspicuous and in my shell. Sigh...... Continue Reading →
As an adult, no one should have to tell their friend to keep a secret. Discretion should be exercised without fail. The easiest way to lose a friend is to relinquish information they trusted you with. And a simple sorry doesn’t easily fix that type of betrayal. So to be safe, assume that most things... Continue Reading →
You should never seek to manipulate, control, or cause another to be dependent on you. It weakens you both on the long run.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.
There are two things that can steal the joy we derive from our work and thereby stifle our progress and they are both very easy to fall prey to: the urge to compare ourselves to other people, and the urge to conform to others' expectations of us. Both are powerful distractions and both are fatal.... Continue Reading →