Letting words speak encouragement

Critics. We all have them. Some more than others. For some, it seems that no matter what you do, what choice you make, how you speak...someone is always on the fringes, just waiting and looking for a chink in your armor. It is enough to make a person crack under the pressure. To turn and [...]

My Father Told Me So

How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful! Song of Songs 1:5 "Mommy, what's wrong with your hair? You look like a poodle." I had been coveting a short haircut for many years, always scared that the curls which adorned my head would make that impossible. That those curls would make me resemble a 30 [...]

For He is Pleased with Me

Recently as part of an exercise for training I have to do as a volunteer, I had to ask a few people about my strengths and weaknesses. While I wasn't surprised by the responses (That is good, right?), I also learned that many of these strengths are also my greatest weaknesses. Because while I am [...]