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”

Chosen Road

Sometimes a songwriter pens words that you would want to say yourself. These lyrics from ‘Desert Road’ by Casting Crown speaks to me in real ways. I do feel this way at times. This is not the path I would have chosen – on this desert road. I don’t wanna write this songI don’t wantContinue reading “Chosen Road”

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”

The Green Bench

Times have surely changed. Have you echoed that sentiment recently? I consider myself a confirmed people watcher. This is a hobby of mine, partly because I am so intrigued with human behavior and how we have changed over the decades. Particularly in the ways we socialize. Recently I came across this picture I took ofContinue reading “The Green Bench”

When It’s Over

Seasons, graduations, baby showers, weddings, retirement parties, gray hairs, joint pains and funerals are all reminders that most things in life don’t last forever. There is truly a time for everything. Seasons come and they go. Though we all know this, many of us have a hard time letting go and moving on. Many ofContinue reading “When It’s Over”

Kept Safe

On a previous post [BSM] I wrote about a safety feature in my car that alerts me to vehicles in my blind spot and how we relate the concept of blind spots in our lives. There are two other safety features in my car that provide extra guidance and protection on the roads. RSA [Continue reading “Kept Safe”