The Familiar I Almost Forgot

Spring Break 2023, I got the opportunity to take a walk in what I affectionately call ‘ my old stomping ground’. I don’t do much walking where I currently live. We drive everywhere. I forgot how much I loved walking around big cities. There’s something about walking that gets the adrenaline flowing as you getContinue reading “The Familiar I Almost Forgot”

My Sins Are Many

Recently I was with a friend when someone called her and said, “ I need to confess my sins.” She proceeded to share her perceived shortcomings. After their conversation, my friend walked over to me and confessed hers. Earlier on that morning I had unburdened my heart of mine. After receiving a few phone callsContinue reading “My Sins Are Many”

Getting There

Have you ever wondered what it means to be ‘getting there’? That mysterious place in time? Last night a few of us from high school got together to catch up on some birthdays we missed – a quarterly celebration. I soon realized in few years we are all going to be sixty! That was aContinue reading “Getting There”

For Once in My Life

As a teenager in college, a friend of mine took me on a motorcycle ride for about 40 minutes along a very scenic route. It was on the then common Kawasaki. Donned in my helmet and the likes, I looked really good. It was exhilarating! That was a once in a lifetime ride and itContinue reading “For Once in My Life”

Simple Lesson

A friend of mine not so far from me sent me this picture of a scene on one of her walks. For a while I had this picture but somehow never looked close enough to see the details. Right there in midst of a watery backdrop are a few birds. They seem quite at peaceContinue reading “Simple Lesson”

Loving Me

To the One who always stayed – who loved me before I was. You give me reason to breathe today. You’ve been faithful through the ages. Grant me grace to reciprocate. I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you.Continue reading “Loving Me”

This Kind of Love

My previous post focused on the love amongst siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and the likes. There is another kind of love that can hardly be explained. This is the love between a parent and child [ we’ll add the grandmas, grandpas and grandbabies in the mix]. This valentine’s day if you have a parent whoContinue reading “This Kind of Love”

All Kinds of Love

‘How sweet it is to be loved by you’. This sentiment will be shared by many in a few days. This is the season when many plan to celebrate the loves in their lives. It is not uncommon for some to get into a funk for a number of reasons. Often, we reminisce about lostContinue reading “All Kinds of Love”

My Why

Recently one of my students came by my desk to share his current situation. His wife is hospitalized with a very serious condition, and he has a daughter on the autism spectrum who started having seizures. I could sense the weight on his shoulders and the pain in his heart. I asked him if thisContinue reading “My Why”

Right for Me

Today my high school celebrates its 81st birthday. So much of who I am grew out of my 5 years at this noble institution. Many of the bonds I formed then are still very much a part of my world today. I would do it all over again – maybe this time around, it wouldContinue reading “Right for Me”