Sometimes we develop the belief that we are unqualified and unworthy of the life that God has purposed for us…. and we doubt that our lives were created for such a moment like this.
You know what makes it smile. • You know what makes it cry. • You know what makes it rage with anger. ….. Most of all… you know, if what other see, is the real you
I was aware of her traumatic childhood. I was also aware of how it had impacted her life. Her father was extremely abusive to her mother and to the family. In fact, she bore a small scar near her eye from a brick that her father had flung at her when she was little. Her experiences caused her to be abrasive in her interactions at times. She could be distrusting of people and it took a while to gain her trust.
Something that sits high on my list of values is personal development, My favorite way to satisfy my desire to grow is by reading.
This month, I had the privilege of reading/listening to 13 different books. I thought I’d take a quick moment to give you a glance of my January reading list.
“Hey John,” he said, “You get picked on a lot, at school, don’t you?” For a moment I paused. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to answer his question. If I chose to be honest, maybe he’d show some compassion. But in my fourteen years of living, I came to understand that compassion was not an adverb that was commonly used to describe teenage boys. If one existed, he would surely have to be placed on an endangered species list.