This piece is lovingly-dedicated to my mother and those like her who endured many obstacles in order to help feed their families.
When I was at rock bottom and thought there was no hope. I found faith when least unexpected and was healed from a painful journey of a past I was trying to escape. Just when I was questioning if there is any point in praying at all, my answers were found on a church floor.
The Dark Night of the Soul may be a very particular phenomenon, closely linked to the Awakening of Consciousness. This phase is manifested by a deep loss of meaning in our lives, our beliefs, it are often likened to a kind of mystical depression.
We all battle with finding a balance of compassion, faith, love, depth; and our worldly possessions, goals, and successes. If we can find the balance between both, or even just prioritize the one that's most important, we have a chance of finding true happiness and peace within our worlds.
We only see with the physical eye, but the most memorable sight we shall ever see is when we see with the soul. The author shares the kindred spirit of a bridge from his youth, and how the bridge's spirit strengthened the bond with his parents and helped guide his purpose in life. An essay memoir.
Have you ever met someone who died and came back to life? What was their experience like? The after-life is a topic of great debate since the beginning of time, but what really happens to us when we die? Let's find out from the experts themselves, those who died and came back to life.
It's pretty cool, really. I have two dogs who continually teach me lessons about human life. Let me share a few with you in this article.
Who knew such small, everyday moments could mean so much
What things come to mind when a true Southerner is asked about his lifestyle? The most likely reply will be one of memories and experiences of sweet iced tea, Southern belles and blood hounds--no joke!
The pandemic caused by Covid-19 has made many people cope with living in isolation. Though the longing and loneliness continue to engulf us, many noteworthy lessons and realizations can be acquired through this trial. Here are some of my realizations as I continue to fight against the struggle.
My daughter was diagnosed with endometrial cancer 14 years ago. Since then it has metastasized to multiple organs in her body. Many times she has been told that her time on the planet is limited. Once again she has been given a warning that her time is now very short.
If you are or were a teenager in our Olden Days, when things were so simple, then you parents "punished" you for makng you "work" on occasion.
Sadly, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions that have accompanied the people who have been insulted by being called lazzy. Oh, if I do not start weeping, I may finish this piece.
While many youngsters are remotely learning during the pandemic, I thought I would share a story about a very creative Kindergarten teacher's effort to transport her students to other places, to learn about life outside of their own communities/cultures. Unbeknownst to me, my niece volunteered me.
First in a possible series of letters that I'll never be sending to those they are addressed to. This letter is addressed to myself, because who wouldn't want to go back and give our younger selves a leg up in those damaging situations we were left to solve on our own?
Time for a fun hub. A piece that you can just "sink your teeth into" this offering. I tried my best to not mis-read the ingredients.
Lao Tzu Quotes, The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Now, take this timely quote and apply it to your writing. An aspiring writer always is in need of a word of encouragement, similar to when you want to make that journey but need a little push to set you off.
Presence and in the moment wildlife and spirit animal experience, how to center yourself, slowi your roll, be in the now, have a balanced outlook towards life, work and family. Pen and ink rendering captures the inktober moment the author spends next to a barred owl.
Step into my time machine and let's talk about life, then and now.
Because it’s like living with two people. And you want to believe that the good one is the real one, because how could the evil one be real? How can both of these opposite extremes exist in the same person? The mind fragments, and rejects the existence of the wicked one.
Life's changing nightmare is about a true life event that has changed our lives forever. One day he is perfectly fine, or so we thought, and the next day he is in the hospital. The news we are told is devastating. He had strokes that uncovered a diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer.
A follow up to a previous article I wrote on little proverbs which pop into my head from time to time.