WHO IS THIS CHILD BORN IN BETHLEHEM?

A child is born in Bethlehem. Delivery is normal. Child is healthy. Visitors arrive. Everything seems ordinary. Word of the birth spreads. Suddenly things are no longer ordinary. Rumors spread. Some say angels appeared at the birth. Some say a special star appeared in the sky. Some say Kings are on their way to see this child. Some say a ruler wants this child dead. Some say something extraordinary has surely happened. Some say this is no ordinary child. Some say this child just might be the promised one. Some say hearts are now filled with hope. Some say it’s … Continue reading WHO IS THIS CHILD BORN IN BETHLEHEM?

PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

Two frogs were hopping along having a friendly conversation when they unexpectedly hopped into a deep well.  They jumped and jumped but could not jump out of the deep well.  Thus, they started to yell for help. A group of frogs came hopping by, heard the yelling, and looked into the well.  It looked like an impossible situation.  They concluded that the well was too deep for the two trapped frogs to escape and told them to give up and stop jumping.  It was useless to keep trying. However, the two frogs would not give up.  They kept jumping.  The … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

SEARCH FOR PEARLS AFTER THE STORM

The mighty hurricane came — powerful, forceful, destructive. Yet in their despair people found things to be thankful for. Beneath the ravagaing storm in the depths of the sea lie precious  pearls. No matter how fierce the storm, the pearls are always there. The mighty storms in life are often similar — powerful, forceful, destructive. It helps to be prepared for them. And to remember that in the depths of every storm raged problem lie precious pearls. When the storms in life come, search for the pearls. They’re always there. Continue reading SEARCH FOR PEARLS AFTER THE STORM

THERE’S SOMEONE SUPER INSIDE OF YOU

In 1952 a new show, ”SUPERMAN” premiered on television. It was an instant hit. Perhaps its popularity was because it sparked in us a belief….a hope….a dream that there’s someone “SUPER” inside of us… that inside of EVERY ONE OF US is SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL and all we have to do is find “the nearest phone booth,” “change clothes,” and let the SPECIAL PERSON come out… and suddenly we are able to do something we’ve never done before… WE CAN FLY! WE CAN SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS! WE CAN RISE ABOVE WHERE WE ARE! WE CAN DO WHAT WE THOUGHT … Continue reading THERE’S SOMEONE SUPER INSIDE OF YOU

TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER

LIFE MOVES AT A FAST PACE It’s tempting to pursue life with such breathless haste that you risk missing all the good stuff there is to enjoy.  And here’s the thing, most of the good stuff is free.  It doesn’t cost you to enjoy it.  So, as you journey through the years, take the time to soak in all that life offers and avoid having regrets later because you missed them. LIFE HAS HURDLES Hurdles in life happen to everyone.  It’s what you do with them that determines your character and whether or not you will succeed.  Every hurdle is … Continue reading TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER

HUMPTY DUMPTY COULD HAVE HEALED

Humpty DUMPTY sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Humpty Dumpty’s life fell apart. Poor Humpty died with his heart broken. Our lives are like that sometimes. We fall completely apart. Our lives get shattered. We go to pieces. We lose it. And it seems like nothing or no one can put us together again. But we don’t have to end up like Humpty. Our shattered lives CAN be put together. Our cracks CAN be mended. Our broken hearts CAN be healed. There’s … Continue reading HUMPTY DUMPTY COULD HAVE HEALED