They say the only constant in life is change. Yet, I still cringe everytime the winds of change blow my way. I saddle my seatbelt and hold on tightly to my seat because I have no idea what’s going to happen next. What if what I’m about to face is worse than what I’m leaving?Read more
It’s so easy to get lost,
To see yourself moving to the back of the line,
Because you’re not as pretty, as generous, as loving, as powerful, or as holy as the rest.
All you really have is God,
And even this one thing feels so far from reach.
In the multitude,
It’s easy to feel unseen, unheard,
Like you could disappear and no one would notice,
You could be gone without a sound,
You feel abandoned and forsaken.
But what you don’t know is that He knows your name.
He calls you out from the crowd,
Like a Zacchaeus disadvantaged from the start,
Just because of his height.
Listen to His soft voice calling you out of the multitude,
An invitation to dinner,
To spend time with you,
To rest your weary head on His shoulders.
Listen to the sound of your name on His lips as he says, “Come.”
I know how it feels to walk in a sea of faces, and still feel unseen,
To be in a group and not belong,Read more
I picked up my phone in my usual mindless fashion, scrolling through vacations I could not afford yet, and cute puppies doing their cute things. Everything represented a place or state I wasn’t in, but wanted to be in. As I scrolled with increased speed, a caption caught my eye. Yes, Instablog has a way of writing sensational captions that sometimes never relate to the story. This one was different. It was about a cryptic note left by someone who ended it all.
Isn’t it sad that it takes stories like that to stop us in our tracks?Read more
Hello and welcome back to my blog! It’s been an exciting 21 days doing this challenge.
Today’s Challenge: Read a Classic
At first I was going to read Western classics written by the likes of Charles Dickens or Jane Austen. But as I looked at my book shelf, I saw the famous ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe which I had been procrastinating.Read more
10 days to go!! Yes! It’s been such an inspiring journey doing the 29 Things in 29 Days Challenge!
Today’s Challenge: Start a Long Term Project
I first thought, hey, this is easy; I’d write a book. But I had started that project long before now, and I hope to complete it soon . So for this challenge, I thought of something else! Something more daring. Something that would challenge me to get it done.Read more
I hope you remember to show more empathy,
I hope you try to listen without prejudice,
I hope you’re there when your friends tell you they want to end it all.
I hope you’re not afraid to open up about your struggles,
About the demons you’ve faced, and the ones you’ve destroyed.
I hope you are a safe space for others,
I hope love flows out of you, unforced.
I hope you are someone’s sunshine,
I hope you’re a light that beckons to others,
A light that reminds them that the darkness isn’t forever.
I hope you heal,
I hope you laugh again,
And I hope you find the reason to enjoy life again.
As we recognize World Mental Health Day, I hope you recognize that you matter more than words can say.