Today’s headlines make my heart sink. It seems as if global events have taxed my spirit this year more than any other.
But every day I have a choice. I can look at the world through eyes of fear. Or faith.
In October 2016, I’m going to embrace the words St. Paul wrote to the church in Philippi while sitting in a prison cell in Rome:
“[W]hatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8, emphasis mine)
I’m going to use my blog – my tiny little corner of the world – to stop focusing on this time as one of adversity and instead as an opportunity to witness that which is honorable and pure.
May my reflections here be a testament of Truth. May they spread Light in the darkness, and offer Love and Grace – not lifeless alternatives.
I pray that come November, we are all a little happier, a little saner, and a little closer to the One who gave us these awe-inspiring days.
October 1 – Will the Real Captain America Please Stand Up?
October 2 – Little by Little – The Bay is Getting Better
October 3 – It’s Your Last Chance! Or Is It?
October 4 – Why Ugly Decorations Are Good
October 5- Praiseworthy Boys
October 6 – Do You Hear the Whispers of the Sea?
October 7 – Actually, Chivalry Is Not Dead – I Saw Proof This Morning
October 8 – You Are the Same, Thank Goodness
October 9 – I Don’t Have to Be Perfect
October 10 – Why I’m Not Fit to Help You Float
October 11 – Why My Kids’ Shocking Post-Playground Behavior is Good News
October 12 – When the Newspaper Drains You
October 13 – Using Your Imagination to ‘See’ God
October 14 – On a Lighter Note – Whales
October 15 – Just A Reminder
October 16 – When Your Housekeeping Routine is Failing
October 17 – I Want To Go to My Pretty Place – Norway
October 18 – 10 Years of Forgiveness After Tragedy
October 19 – When My Daughter Didn’t Want to Be the Explorer
October 20 – He Calls Out in the Middle of the Night
October 21 – A Happy Poem – Because It’s Friday
October 22, 23, 24 and 25 in One! – What Tuesday, Down Syndrome, and Joy Have In Common
October 26 – 31 – If It’s Going to Be, Is it Up to Me?