Bird Watching and God

A short article on the splendor of diversity Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.com I enjoy watching birds, as many people do, they are splendid creatures deserving of our attention, not even Jesus left them out, reminding us that not one of these tiny frail creatures falls to the ground without the father’s knowledge. I…

is there any value to failure

One time I heard a varsity volleyball coach tell a group of girls before tryouts, that he would "put them in positions where they could not succeed in order to see how they would respond." that has always stuck with me in particular when I am failing. It is good to remember that failure doesn't…

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving begins in the heart not at the table. For all of us this year thanksgiving looks different. But when I read from chronicles this slightly overused but true verse, give thanks to the lord for he is good. I realize we are not instructed to give thanks for our good things, but for HE…

My Burka

I wonder if each and every one of us has a version of a burka in life? The thing that we put on before going outside that keeps us hidden and obscure from the world. I saw a woman today getting out of the passenger side of a small SUV. She had on a burka-like…

Live Free or Die

Why are we still taking extreme precautions for a virus that we know 90% of the population is recovering from?  In a utopian society people would manage the world "perfectly". We don’t live in Utopia. At the end of every nonfictional day we go to bed flawed, imperfect and broken individuals. Humanity is capable of…

Nelson Mandela

Tata – This word means “father” and is a term of endearment that many South Africans use for Mr Mandela. Since he is a father figure to many, they call him Tata regardless of their own age. - Nelson Mandela foundation website. “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in,…