Be careful to make permanent solutions

Permanent Solutions, Temporary Setbacks

We often have difficulty thinking logically when we go through troubled times. Our emotions get in the way so our decision-making gets affected. Wise men say we should not make decisions when we’re hungry, tired, or angry. That’s because in these situations, we tend to make bad decisions. So be careful to make permanent solutions…

The fact that we still wrestle with doubts only means that we have not yet given up fighting for faith.

Wrestling With Doubt

“I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me–that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it…

In this painful process of waiting, I realized God is more concerned in who I am becoming, not in my achievements so far, and not in where I am going.

Growing In The Meantime

“Sometimes, the transformations we’ve been waiting for is actually waiting for us, slowly drawing us in over time. Until one day, we break down or give in or simply decide to live differently.” – Jeff Goins, author of ‘The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing’ Has life dealt you a…

Everything happens for a reason. But this truth will only help you if you do your best in responding well to situations that test your capacity and character.

5 Ideas on Missional Living

While everything does not have to make sense, and not everything you want in life will happen, knowing your life has a purpose, a mission, helps make everything that happens to you useful. Having goals is good, but living only for their fulfillment may deprive you of relishing all knowledge and experiences that come your…

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When Plans Fail

As a goal-oriented person, I have always liked planning. I enjoy creatively thinking of strategies to get to my desired goals. I especially love the fulfillment and joy that comes with my accomplishments. But this recent, sudden twist of fate took me by surprise. I was caught unaware. Defenseless. Even worse, helpless.   It happened when…

Lord, please show me how to make the best of what I have and where I am.

Prayer in Desperation

“To stay in God’s presence is like swimming in the ocean. Frightening. Powerful. Beautiful. Where answers don’t come easily. Where pain is exposed rather than covered over. Where healing requires transformation.” – Amy Julia Becker You know that I don’t know how to swim, Lord, but here I am, feeling thrown out into the ocean…

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The Old Songs

The old songs came blaring through from a neighbor’s radio while I was half-awake, reading a novel. Their music and words penetrating every door and window of houses nearby, as the sun’s ray of light invades our side of the earth. More significantly, they distracted me from the story I’m reading. These songs penetrate every…