Choosing to Rise Above

airportShe knew this was one of their responsibilities, because we went over it months ago when we first signed them on. Yet, she spent two days sending me email after email, with one excuse after another, trying to get out of it. They’re known for pulling things like this. When determined to get their way, they won’t stop until they win. Continue reading

Fear Not

 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

dentist chair“Mrs. Reyes!” The dentist said sternly. “Are you in pain?!”

“No,” I answered, with tears streaming down both sides of my face.

“Then please stop moaning!”

Yes, I had been moaning. Incessantly. Since he first began working in my mouth with his drill. I was so overcome by fear over my first root canal that when I was later asked to get up to move to another room, I had to be helped because I almost passed out. Continue reading

When No One Else is Listening

See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?” (Psalm 59:7)

woman on phoneShe must have accidently butt-dialed me, because she would have never allowed anyone to hear her speaking to her husband like that. She wasn’t yelling, nor did she sound angry. He listened and made a comment or two, but she did most of the talking. The problem was she spoke to him in an all too familiar know-it-all, condescending, and disrespectful manner. Continue reading

Monday Madness

“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

funny Monday Quotes (5)[1]Monday was a particularly difficult day at work this past week. Not only for me, but for many of my colleagues. We were each rushing back and forth from our desks checking on things, responding to various challenges via email, and returning calls to clients with pressing needs. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another – all morning long!

“It’s Monday!” I heard someone say, as someone else nodded in agreement while passing by. I heard the “It’s Monday!” phrase several other times that morning. Are all Mondays really this hectic and problematic? Continue reading

Breaking the Cycle of Negativity

“Do all things without complaining and disputing.” Philippians 2:14 (NKJV)

ComplainingI recently came across the following pledge which convicted me of my own negativity. I’m passing this on to you as a challenge to see how long you can remain totally complaint-free. A day? A week? Longer? Maybe, only one hour? LOL! Trust me, it’s easier said than done, but not impossible if you make a conscious effort, when about to speak, to pause, ponder, and pray.

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