Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an obsessive mental illness that can cause people to believe they are so ugly they try to kill themselves, or have extensive plastic surgery with weird results!
Read about my experience learning about social norms and cultural prescriptions concerning gendered verbal communication, and how masculine speech differs from feminine speech.
Is your personal best behind you, or just around the corner? And if it is behind you, what do you do next? Join me as I entertain thoughts about a personal quest.
Life throws you a curveball. How do you respond? What is the right thing to do? Did you make the right decision? Do you sometimes wonder how things could have turned out if you’d just…?
When you sympathize with others, the feeling is temporary as the feeling goes once the problem is solved.But empathy means seeing problems from other people's shoes and you share their viewpoint.
It is remarkable how far women have come in the last 50 years and how far we have to go. From my personal experience, these are the things I could not do at the age of 18 and what I can do now as a woman.
"Oh, I thought we were friends..." Has this thought ever crossed your mind when you were interacting with a friend whom you trusted? Perhaps that friend was unresponsive to what you had said or done or was unexpectedly cold and distant. At any...
This personal essay expolores how reading is a journey of self-discovery. This essay explores the impact texts such as Frankenstein, Metamorphosis, and The Thing Around Your Neck has impacted my reading experiences. It also Franz Kafka, Castano & Kidd, and Romain Rolland's perspectives on reading.
This hub and poem is me diving deeper into who I am as a person. Discussing my personality traits and the way I think about life. The personality test link is posted at the end if interested...:)
A number of entries in an autograph album, 1910-11, follow particular themes, such as Christian and Moral, Friendship and Funny. The album includes illustrations in some entries, a number of signatures and addresses from people living in the Daylesford and Chewton areas of Victoria and also in Melbourne.
My boyfriend's dog is the most needy, most clingy animal I have ever met in my life. Here's why I generally don't enjoy her presence. P.S. Their names are not really Stumpy and Ears.
Dreams have always been mystical and symbolic and a lot has been written and recorded about them. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says that one cannot dream about Him unless He wills it.
Love is a leap of faith and only those who are clueless or brave enough to jump are able to unlock it’s mysteries.
What is the balance between censorship and family standards? Should we encourage children to read books that don't agree with our views on religion, politics, ethics, or public policy? Where does a parent's role begin and end in the media selection process? This article was first published in 2008.
Parental alienation is often a topic that is ignored and many stories go overlooked and quickly forgotten. As a child of parental alienation and a mother robbed of motherhood, I share my story in hopes to bring awareness to the silent crime no one wants to speak about.
Qualifying for and running, the coveted Boston Marathon in 2013 was a bittersweet experience. I returned in 2014 to run again, and my life has forever changed from both experiences.
I came to a remote place where nature thrived and man, if he stayed, would have to survive. There was plenty to please the eye and challenge the mind, but to get there was a challenge to the whole being. In the end he was not king of the hill, but an attentive student, an inspired artist.
We need to get some exercise, my dogs and me, and you are invited to join us. It's not raining right now so hurry up, put your walking shoes on, and let's learn about life together.
I think about death and dying all the time. I am not afraid of death. I don't want my friends and family to mourn my death because my soul is ready whenever God calls me home.
Mila would be turning six years old on February 4th, the anniversary’s like this after child loss are never easy hurdles.
I grew up in a mill town. It was a different time back then. Most people didn’t lock their doors, and didn’t worry at all about their kids playing outside unattended. I share some memories of my childhood growing up near the mill. Also included, my watermelon seed story.
I have survived wearing glasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery and a cataract operation. I am forever grateful to modern science. technology and the amazing people who made this possible.
We're taught to think of victims of domestic violence as uneducated, weak and unable to thrive on their own. This lulls smart, educated women into thinking they're immune to abusive relationships.
If we live long enough, each of us will experience the heartbreaking loss of someone we love. The sudden void is made all the worse by the knowledge that we will never see that person again. That is, unless they find a way to let us know that they have made it to the other side and are at peace.
Supermarket shopping in modern times can be an extremely frustrating business. Do you ever find yourself mentally and physically drained after a simple visit to the supermarket? This page takes a tongue in cheek look at some of the issues we are likely to encounter on a daily basis at the supermarket.
The second part in my true story, "My Mother Was Taken From Me". This story is written as I , my sister and my cousin remember it. Part three is a work in progress. Thank you for your patience.
In this article, you'll learn about Earth skills communities and why they're important! I'll explain my extremely expansive and amazing experiences from my visit to this particular Earth skills community known as Wildroots. For anyone interested in hiking and travel, this is for you!
My mother continues to provide me with material for poems, so this tribute to Mommy offers her one of my favorite poems, "Dust of a Baptist," penned several years ago, celebrating my affection and appreciation for her love and guidance.
I grew up in a community in Ringgold, Virginia known as the Sonshine Farm. "The Farm" had a lot of notoriety in the Ringgold and Danville area, many people believing it was a cult. While it was not a cult, it was started by a group of Christian...
We would love it if you joined us, we being my dog Maggie and me. What say? Just fall into step beside us and let's get to know each other.
Have you ever had a near-death experience, and was visited by your "Guardian Angel," who comforted you? Well, I have, and even though it turned out not to be exactly what I perceived, the encounter was spiritual.
May 31, 1985 would prove to be the deadliest tornado outbreak in Pennsylvania's history! Sixty-three would lose their lives. There are many stories, most much more tragic - but this is ours.
I think mice are cute, but I don't want them in my house. Here are some stories of my travails trying to evict them.
The staircase has been the subject of poems for centuries, some mystic, some mundane. Titles include "The Winding Stair" by William Butler Yeats, rapping and dancing poems, musical poems, even Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"...
Growing up reading "hot or not" features in magazines and hastily adapting to a world where such content would be considered trolling was a quick shift. While it was a thousand miles in the right direction, it left an impact behind.
Some call it the ugliest daffodil in the world, but others think it is beautiful. How did this once thought extinct native of Wales get into the Tennessee hills in the USA?
Indigo Child Definition (courtesy of Wikipedia and Nancy Ann Tappe): A group of children supposedly possessing special traits; beliefs about the traits vary from paranormal abilities (e.g., ESP) to simply being more confident and sensitive.
In my lifetime, I have visited countries in North America, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Now retired, I still have states and countries on my bucket list to see.
The death of a child, even an adult child, is always traumatic. It's even more so when that death is a suicide. This is a mother's story of her adopted daughter's life for as long as we knew it.
Monsters are real. They don't hide under our beds nor inside our closets. They are always with us wherever we go and whatever we do. Interested? Check out this hub!
What is it about an attractive or intriguing woman that turns an ordinary man into a creative whirlwind? What magical process enables him to invent, to sculpt, to paint, to write or to compose a masterpiece out of thin air simply by concentrating on...
My Christian friends tell me it is unusual for older people to become Christians, so I've decided to explain what led me to this. My story starts with my many years of truth-seeking, starting at age 7.
How do you encourage children to read? Especially these days when movies, TV and electronic games vie for all your children’s attention? Do you have ideas? Here is what I did.
A consideration of what it's like to live without the technology so many have come to depend on. Could we as a people survive and if we did, how would it change us? Do you think you would make it?
For my son's birthday, I wanted to give him a special gift - some words of wisdom that he can reflect on as he grows. I know he's too young to understand it all now but one day he will.
Want to find your true love? Maybe you've looked into online dating. In this article I talk about how I found my true love online on the game World of Warcraft.
This article is a satirical approach to the practice of cryonics. It discusses the various ways in which the idea of preserving your body after death is a terrible idea.
The world has changed since the 1970's, even our bicycles. Sometimes it's worth a look back to remember how things used to be.
When I was in high school, I discovered an identity I built around being a "nerd." But what does that identity mean outside of high school, if anything?
In times of deflation, America seems to find "heroes" in outlaws. Here is a look at the past heroes, or outlaws, and a look into why we glamorize these people.
Helping other writers spread their wings to fly in new horizon is very difficult task to do.But not impossible.Lots of patience and a kind heart is required to get the job done.
I used to be a practicing witch. Now I'm a practicing Anglican, and I'd love to tell you about my journey.
According to European folklore, some wells were called Wishing Wells because it was believed that any wish spoken near them would be granted.
This is a true story about the true story my son will tell in the near future. He set out nearly a year ago to keep a promise. In the next few weeks he will accomplish that goal. Come read as I describe how he is preparing to tell this story himself.
Honestly, one of the most-annoying items that you ever met was not only stubborn, unchanging, and always is in your way. The speed bump.
A happy-go-lucky dog and his overly-anxious-for-a-weekend-adventure owner embark on an afternoon hike that quickly becomes much more than they had anticipated. The scenery of the western Montana wilderness enhances this story of an afternoon walk which quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.
This is a true story about a UFO and alien encounter in the Nevada desert that was related to me many years ago. Only this UFO sighting has a rare distinction from other UFO reports as the visitors explained the meaning of life and death. We all have a purpose for being here.
There is much to be learned while out walking with my dog. Join us and see the world through Maggie's eyes.
I am 49 and will be 50 shortly. I can't tell you how agonizing that is for me. Why? Well, I believe that I miss the Maiden. When I was a young Mother, I carried many of my Maiden attributes well into my 30's. Beauty mattered. Weight mattered. I...
Classrooms are supposed to be places where students learn. Sometimes, however, the classroom can hinder learning. Here is a list and reflection of several horrible classrooms I had.
How many of you have seen Animal House? That wonderful scene where Kevin Bacon is attempting to join the fraternity and is "willingly" receiving swats to prove his worth? Why do we do the same thing?
My husband died suddenly two months ago. It was so very cold that night and we had just gone to bed. I was snuggled safely beside him, my hand on his chest and his arm around me. Then his breathing changed. I could not wake him. I called to...
This is a true story about how my mom was taken from me. This story is as me, my sister and cousin remember it. This is part one. The link to part two is below.
I met my second husband in high school, we drifted apart, and met again after 28 years. This time, we fell in love and got married, and are grateful that we found each other again. This is a great story for people who want to look up a love from their past.
Into every life a little rain must fall. Much like our spring and summer, my life has been filled with heavy rain this year. Circumstances have forced us to move and with the move comes the end of my working for Silver Dollar City, that little jewel of a theme park nestled in the Ozarks.
Buddha said "The trouble is, you think you have time". This is true for pretty much all of us. We put things off believing that there will always be time to do them later, that it is never too late. But one day it will be. What better reason to do the things we have always wanted to do, NOW.
I'm a girl - so I should get along better with girls, right? Nope. Here are my reasons why I think so.
Everyday home and public technologies can really be lame. They can make a Hubble telescope but they can't make a hair dryer cord that doesn't curl up in knots.
In my career as a mobile locksmith I met many people in strange situations. Here are a few of my experiences.
I just want to share how I dealt with a sudden death when it happened to my family. I hope my tips will help others cope better in times of sudden death. It is very hard indeed to deal with sudden death but staying strong and positive helps a lot.
There's been a lot of talk over the past few years about so-called alterations to the scriptures because of the "Mandela Effect." Join me in examining what's really going on.
Music has that unmistakable way of dragging us back to a time or place even from decades ago. Sometimes it happens when we least expect it and emotions aren't always easily checked. Anything by Nat King Cole can do that to me. My Dad loved him and no matter where I am, I react.
As soon as we made our way into the tower mall, I immediately felt this strange wave of oppression. From the pit of my stomach came this feeling and it traveled to my heart, and I felt a huge burden, and one that I'd never felt so powerful before.
Two steam locomotives collided head-on in a publicity stunt known as the Crash at Crush. It took place in 1896 between Waco and Hillsboro, Texas.
Knowing that everyone must die and everything is temporary, the real purpose of our lives should not be achieving success or getting rich. It also is not eating, drinking, and being merry. In preparing for life after death, our purpose of life should be to love and worship God and love one another
If you knew you had only 3 months to live, would it change the way you conducted yourself? These are things I would do if I had limited time and why I would do them.
You may see them in sleeping at bus stops, tucked into parking lots near abandoned businesses, under freeway overpasses. Homeless in Bakersfield are a growing population even though the economy seems to be doing well. Here are some scenes from their landscape; some stories in their own voice.
A universal love story that tells the tale of two women finding themselves, through each other. An honest glimpse into the fluidity of sexuality and identity.
Nothing annoys a smoker more than being approached by a goody two shoes trying to lecture them on the dangers of smoking. How do you deal with them.
Rain is one of God's greatest gifts to mankind, since it brings the water we need to survive and thrive. This is a multi-media essay on rain.
Reading for pleasure and writing in a journal can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Learn more about what researchers have discovered about reading and writing.
If you're petite and are now living somewhere in Holland, you will surely relate to this article. Don't worry you are not alone in your struggle and though there may be a lot of perks to living in Holland, it sure does offer some very awkward moments that only us, petite girls would understand...
I love Betta fish and hate more then anything to see these beautifully made creatures live in a small plastic cup waiting to be sold. Seeing them in flthy water makes me want to hit the ceiling because they do not deserve that kind of treatment.
Something strange happened to me a few Sundays ago at church. I might say ‘strange’, but it’s probably something that happened to you. It’s probably something that actually made you want to stay away from church, or God, or Jesus, or the Christianity faith altogether.
Near the top of the hill, we make a preliminary gratitude list, beginning with: The View from the Mountaintop, The Mountain Guides, The Scars, Strength: Outer and Inner, and The Supernatural.
Mothers show their love differently. This is a story of 2 mothers who are OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) and have sacrificed something just to prove their love of family.
It is important to take into account that you will always be your harshest critic, and to not let your harshest critic bring you down. Let the audience and stats speak more for your work than your insecurities.
Things were a little different on Halloween back in the 1950s. If you were a kid back then this may jog your memory. If you weren't then maybe you would like to see how different it was.
Focusing on your blessings, instead of obsessing over your problems, can help put things in perspective. Remember to pause and reflect on the little things.
We all benefit from a few wise words now and again. Sometimes the sincerity of family and friends adds weight to the advice being given. Occasionally, little snippets of unintended wisdom can be funny. These received words of advice have all had an impact on me - sometimes heeded - sometimes not.
Memories of "Duck and Cover" drills done in schools back in the 1950's and early 60's. Many people have vivid memories of these drills and at the time there was a cartoon film shown in schools called "Duck and Cover."
I describe how I purchased, painted, and installed my little free library which I use to swap books with neighborhood visitors.
This is my true story of a lovely little visitor I had on Mother's Day in 2014, and how it will never leave my mind. Have you ever had a Cardinal Experience? Please enjoy!
People find love in many places--the supermarket, the clubs, dating services, etc. But I found love playing Scrabble on-line from a game called Wordfeud.
We live in an area which has a Home Owners Association (HOA). We have no experience with this, but we have had a rude awakening to the control the HOA has over the freedoms we took for granted in the past.
‘He who plants trees, loves others, besides himself.’-Thomas Fuller. ‘Forests, jungles, trees, plants, provide the oxygen, we breathe. They are the lungs of the Earth. If we destroy them, we destroy ourselves.’ There are countless benefits of trees. Here are some quotes and my clicked pictures.
My husband and I both suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Contrary to what you might think, it's the best relationship I've ever been in.
I'm writing some thoughts about the relationship that I shared with my beloved mother, Catherine Stewart. She was extremely dear to me.
A simple car camping outing presented me with a critical choice. Would I use good sense or throw caution to the wind and go on with my plans. A silly mistake and a foolish decision afterward could have put me in a life threatening position.
Blended families have so may obstacles to overcome, having extended family become a problem makes things even harder. Here are a few of my experiences and suggestions.
Despite the negative things about winter that people don't like, there are still things about winter that I like and enjoy. I know that winter can be miserable and bleak but I do enjoy the winter time when it comes. I like the whiteness of everything that is covered in snow.
From Egyptian hieroglyphics to current emoticons, the urge to communicate with as many people as can be reached has been a primal human need. Formatting and presenting intriguing written work will capture your reader.
This article chronicles an elderly woman's gradual descent into Alzheimer's dementia, which eventually kills her at the age of 78.
What does a woman want in a husband? More than looks and finances, she wants to be secure in his love and devotion and she wants to laugh. That's what I think and what I tell about my husband and our relationship.
If you hate football, you will be looking for something else to do on Super Bowl Sunday. Here are 25 things that are guaranteed to be more fun than the game — for non-football fans, that is.
Books are slowly being replaced by the electronic reader. But will they become obsolete? Let's explore this question.
Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? Read this to find out, and take our easy quizzes to see which label fits you best.
If you suffer from a water bottle addiction or obsession, you are not alone. Please join me as I try to beat my addiction and give you tips on overcoming your own water bottle obsession.
I am considering a tiny house in my future. I am trying out a studio apartment. The transition was simple enough as far as the move was concerned, but how valuable is having your own space?
A response to Jackie Lynnley's challenge to write about winter memories. Events from my childhood to present day; family, fun in the snow, fainting from cold, train girls skiing, traveling.
Yes, you were told to make your bed after you get out of it in the morning. Scientists have given a very good reason why you should not make your bed every morning.
Forgiving others for hurts they have caused isn't an easy thing to do. Forgiving ourselves for past mistakes can be even more difficult. Here are some tips and help to get you started.
Memories of the Newbridge Inn which was located North Bellmore, New York. Pizza, beer, airplanes, and bar fights. A personal recollection.
Stereotype and cliché imply that all are the same. That's fine if we're talking about auto parts, but when applied to humanity, the result is a dead society. Oneness is unique people working together.
This article highlights the importance of books in our academic and social lives. With the advent of electronic books and internet the superiority of books is being challenged.
This is my experience of moving into a newly constructed house. This was our first newly built home, and I expected that everything would be perfect. I found that my expectations were unrealistic. This is how I learned to not sweat the small stuff.
Daughters are precious and as parents and grandparents, a valuable gift we can offer are life lessons and tips to help them do well in life.
My husband and I raise our daughter in a way that is different from the way we were raised. We practice "Attachment Parenting." Enjoy the photo gallery of her early years.
An awe-inspiring sunset has much to say about life and the ways in which we should live. Don't let another breathtaking moment pass you by!
Each and every person in this world is afraid of something. And one of the most common is the fear of failure. But to achieve success we need to overcome our fears and be confident in ourselves. With self-confidence comes success.
Rochelle Frank’s Hub called Survival in the 1930's is an eye opening account of survival that many people born after 1960 probably cannot imagine -- Unless they were born into the poverty of the poorest Appalachian regions, the most destitute part of a rundown inner city, or a third world country. I have only a few stories to contribute.
In the late '80s, I volunteered as a "buddy" to five different men who had full-blown AIDS. Other than a short poem, I never wrote about them because there was too much emotion attached to even consider it. When I began writing on Hub Pages, I decided to try. I would like to think that writing about each of them would give them a bit of immortality. They all deserved better than they got in their last days here on earth.
Throughout my life, I've received signs from someone or something, a watching presence that is somehow aware of what happens with me and when I need help. Some will say they are mere conincidences. I chose to continue to live a mystical life and believe that "this" is not all there is; it is only one tiny part of something divine.
This article is Part 2 of my story in trying to find my mother's birth parents. My mother passed away in 1999 not long after finding out she was adopted. She never learned the truth prior to her death and I'm closer than I've ever been before.
My husband and I found out early on that there were unforeseen problems with our blended family that needed to be addressed. We could find very few resources and books on the subject back then and our church didn’t want to openly support our need. We learned many things by trial and error.
I decided to become a tourist in my own town of Marlow Bucks just for a day. These are my thoughts and photos.
My personal struggle with trying to hang on to a ridiculously handsome, charming man that has many, many female friends on Facebook, Instagram and in person. The struggle is read, the struggle is riddled with anxiety, and the struggle lives on as I try to hold on to love and our castles in the sky.
The most inimitable place to be, besides in my husband’s arms, is Harrogate, Tennessee. The rolling hills, clean crisp air, and spaciousness all surpass the city life. The memories and joy I experience when I am there will always...
There is no wrath like a mother whose son has been scorned. The fury that I felt from the heart break that my son experienced was quite unexpected. And I couldn't heal his pain.
Much of the time, people cannot seem to eloquently state logical advice, and instead reach in the bag of horrendous inspirational quotes. This adds nothing to the discussion. Let's explore examples.
In an interesting manner, I received guidance that my Sadhana should be to see God in all and realize the God within. Though the Sadhana seems esoteric and fantastic, there are practical problems. How can I see God in someone I don't like or someone I detest?
A humorous look at growing up on Long Island in the 1970's, highlighting the role that the Long Island Oak beach Inn played in that process.
Times have changed. Today's average woman in her seventieth year is still becoming old, although her grandmother at that same age was already very old. We look briefly at some issues in her new world.
While texting and messaging is a convenient tool to keep in touch, it can often creates daily stress in our lives. Texting allows us more control over talking on the phone and allows us to establish communication boundaries.
A broken tree on Mt. Petit Jean, golden droplets of resin could become pure amber in centuries. There's a common myth that artists, writers and people in creative professions suffer from mental illness. Specific famous artists like Van Gogh and...
I have my superstitions and this is my little tale of a certain New Year's Eve superstition which I stumbled upon as a child and one which there unfortunately seems to be absolutely no way to forget.
See your mind's eye to a new identity. Find yourself away from the rat race built of your own accord, but easy to leave and start over again. Take the steps, see were you end up, let me know.
We would love it if you joined us, me and my dogs, walking down a country road. It's all about life and love, this journey, and there's always room for you.
One aspect of doing your inner work that is of utmost importance is dealing with and processing the issues that have been passed down to us through Generational Strongholds.
This is the confession of a 31 year old millennial that doesn't feel like he's matured, has trouble fitting in, and can't seem to grow up.
My Hobbies Life without a hobby is like food without the salt. It is a hobby which makes living interesting. It is a pursuit outside one’s regular work. A hobby gives one joy and pleasure; one does not get tired of it. It is a pastime, relaxation...
The word 'Amen' is overused because some people have a habit of saying 'Amen' to everything. Therefore, nothing stands out.
Have you ever had a company change and cheapen one of your favorite products? Know that frustration? This happened to two of my most dearly loved items!
Reaching out to my dear departed brother after a very long time. Trying, at the very least, to let out the emotions, emotions that have been bottled in for many years. Brother why? Why did you have to leave? Why did you have to go without saying goodbye?
People get really tripped up when they come across hypocrites and pretenders. I almost lost my Faith when I saw it on my Christian College Campus. Should we bar hypocrites and Pretenders from the Church?
I love my friends so much, yet even I had the misfortune some years back to have a friend who was so high maintenance that I had to get rid of her as she refused to do anything other than rely on me. This is my story of what I did when a friend became a nuisance....
9:25 am, March 30th, 2009, my life as I know it turned upside down! With the sudden death of my child my perfectly healthy three year old daughter Savanna who passed away in her sleep. I'm making this article to maybe help others that may find then...
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) claims that INTP personalities are best in careers like science, programming, and law. But what about those of us who want to be something else? Something like a writer?
This now funny punishment threat of being given to a rag man worked for a time. My mother saw real rag men when she was growing up. They still exist in places & help to recycle old cloth into new.
Traditions, as we mostly know, are the stories, beliefs, customs and routines that were passed on to us from older generations. Without a doubt family traditions are important.
Take a little journey down the rabbit hole with me as I ponder why some shoes have such exquisitely bizarre names.
Ghosts, Demons and Spirits. I have experienced them all. I have being seeing ghosts all my life. Believe or do not believe but these are some of my experiences with ghosts and demons.
What are you doing right now? How about joining me and my dogs for a short walk down a country road? Let's get to know each other in a time-honored fashion.
This is my second marriage to a wonderful man. This article explains the 12 reasons why I love this man who gives me unconditional love.
Although poetry is one of the oldest forms of literature and written expression it is also perhaps the least appreciated. In this article, I try to explain how poetry should be read and enjoyed.
Some of my favourite childhood memories are of my visits to relatives in Easton, a lively multicultural area in Bristol, England. Banksy's graffiti career began there.
The Jeep Cherokee XJ was a remarkable vehicle built by Jeep and Chrysler from 1984 to 2001 in the US. The Cherokee is, according to multiple sources, one of the best and most influential vehicles ever made. But it does have its issues, one of which I will discuss here from a personal perspective.
So often, many spend countless time chasing things and people that defeat their purpose without considering the consequences. The purpose of life should be to seek the significance of each day. To prevent chasing waterfalls, you need to know which dreams to follow and what illusions to let go of.
Why do we create our art, be it writing, visual arts, theatrical arts, digital art, or etc., we want to significant and relevant to the audience? I discuss some of the problems we face regularly.
Holy Scripture does not specifically say where the “lake of fire, or hell” lies. This article attempts to place the location of hell. Readers should use their own wisdom in making their determination.
On his first birthday, my grandchild faces a great future. With no control over that future, wishing is the least that we can do. Here are five long-term wishes for him. See the significance of five.
I didn't like my Dad and he didn't want me. I think of him on Father's Day but I don't feel bad now that he's gone. I wrote this post for other people who won't be thinking all happy thoughts on Father's Day.
I composed this memoir-essay nearly a quarter of a century ago. It reminds me of where I had been those decades ago and allows me to compare the progress I have made in my journey to self-realization. It solidifies my comfort in the power of faith.