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

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

Freedom from Anger

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” (James 1:19 – 21)

AngerI was in utter shock and disbelief! Not because I heard the F-bomb, but because I was the one who said it. Bypassing my mind’s filter, it hurled itself off the tip of my tongue defiling the ones who heard it – courtesy of a split second of uncontrolled anger over an insignificant, momentary annoyance. Continue reading

Trusting God

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) 

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It doesn’t take much for picky eaters to begin complaining about the food set before them. It could be something as simple as the color of the food. “Ewwwww! What are those little green things in the soup?” Or maybe it’s a particular odor. “What stinks? I don’t want to eat that!” And for others, “The juice from the green beans got under my macaroni and cheese!” Continue reading