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    Good Enough

    For many of us, our biggest problem is that we don’t like ourselves, and our skewed outlook makes it difficult for us to believe that God could possibly love us. For years I struggled with this problem. I spent at least 75 percent of my time trying to change myself, exerting double extra effort in all the things I do, adjust to everyone else, but all I really did was stress myself out while the devil constantly made me feel guilty by putting me down, telling me that this is lacking, ho come you never do this? Worst, even if I give my 150%, I never felt good enough. Isaiah 53 tells…

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    Charmed Life

    I received a disturbing message from someone whom I’d met at a writer’s workshop about two years ago. She mentioned that she was living a ‘pathetic cruel life’ and went on to profess her continued love for an old colleague of mine. she ended her message with what to me sounded like a bitter note. “Anyway, you’re lucky. You seem to be leading a charmed life. Take care.” Honestly, I found this to be quite disturbing. I mean, what does she know about my life? What does anyone know about other people’s lives? The fact that I’m always smiling in my pictures isn’t any evidence that I’m living a ‘charmed…