Recently, I just listened again to a book on my audible app called, “But God, Wouldn’t I Be More Useful to You If I Were Healthy?” by Esther Smith. This book is about how she lives with chronic pain. This book will open your eyes to see there are others around you who are hurting … Continue reading “But God, Wouldn’t I Be More Useful to You If I Were Healthy?”A Book That Inspired and Motivated Me
Five years ago, on the Facebook page of one of the dystonia groups that I was a part of, I saw a t-shirt with this saying on it, “It’s just Dystonia, Don’t be jealous.” I thought it was an awesome shirt! Unfortunately, I never got around to buying it. But a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading Lessons Learned Along The Way
Stepping out of our comfort zones can be uncomfortable and even awkward at times. For some, it’s having a hard time talking to others they don’t know very well. For others, it’s learning to be a listener to a friend. As I grew up learning to talk to others on my communication device I learned … Continue reading The One Question That Makes Me Get Out Of Bed Every Day…
Have I ever told you I’m a people pleaser? This can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. Let me explain. I’m an artist. I paint paintings and sell them on my Facebook page. As a artist, I try to be open to ideas of what I should paint. The … Continue reading Painting Through The Jar-Tight Days
Last year after I watched the finale of the television show America’s got talent, I was on Simon Cowell’s (one of the judges) Twitter page and then I decided to comment on one of his tweets talking about the show being over. I simply said, “I understand you’re a busy man but when you have … Continue reading The Real Question Is, “Are You Willing To Be Used?”
Inhale...exhale...inhale…exhale. Breathing. We don’t think about it much. In 2010 it was estimated that “on average, a person at rest takes about 16 breaths per minute. This means we breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year. Unless we get a lot of exercise. The person who lives to 80 … Continue reading Are You Calmly Resting In The Lord?
Have you ever considered how to tell your life in only six words? This past week I was challenged to write a six-word memoir in my online writing course called "Compel." A six-word memoir is basically six words that tell a powerful story. Now, you might be thinking, “My life isn’t interesting.” Think about what … Continue reading Unfinished Abstract, Hand-Painted By God.
One of the many things I still struggle with every so often is comparing my life to other people’s lives. Here are some things I compare about myself with others. I compare my age to other people my age who are married or engaged. I compare myself to people who went to college, sometimes wishing … Continue reading The Four-Letter Word That Trips Me Up
It happens every year during January and February, after the New Year’s celebrations are over; goals are written down and life just moves along. But for me, I realize my life will never change. New year. Same me. Yeah, hooray, I get to live in a body with a mind of its own! Oh, believe … Continue reading New Year. Same Me.
Have you ever thought about the network of people that helped shape your life into the person you have become? As I was pondering this question in my own life, countless faces popped into my head. I thought about my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, school teachers, Sunday school teachers and…the list could go … Continue reading Who’s Life Are You Influencing?