Tag Archives: God

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I was a high school English teacher.

Now I’m not.

I started to write my story here, but realized that I had already done so at a different time, for a different audience, with a different purpose in mind. The differences, however, are perfect for meeting my objectives here. This slightly altered goodbye letter to my fellow English teachers will give you a good sense of exactly where I was four months ago (names changed to protect the innocent … and guilty): Continue reading

That’s just CRAZY!

Has God ever told you to do something that smacked of irresponsibility in the world’s eyes? For example, many of us feel it is honorable and responsible to be concerned about finances and taking care of our families, but God specifically tells us in Matthew 6:25 to put these thoughts out of our minds.

Does He mean, like … don’t even think about these things? Continue reading

Pffft! That’s Nothing.

I try to live my life (easier said than done) like the title of a series of books by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (1961-2006). He wrote a twenty-book  series entitled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, but the title that most impresses me is the first one: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff (1997).

You see, I’m of the belief that life on this physical realm is but a blink of an eye in comparison to eternity, and we, as creatures confined to this linear, “blink-of-an-eye” existence can’t even begin to comprehend the big picture that God sees. If we could, any circumstances we hold high on the scale of significance would fall abruptly to trivial status. Pffft! Nothing. Continue reading