January 26, 2015

You love them.

You always will.

January 22, 2015

All I need is a safety net.

January 12, 2015

r a i N a l l y O u W a n t.

"Hey Dad, do you like the rain?"
It was too early for me to grin.
I watched the rain drip down the front window.
We switched into the right lane.
"Yes.  I like the summer rain."
Red light.
Maybe he doesn't like this winter rain. - It's too cold.
"The rain melts the snow."

He paused. He's thinking.  Dad always answers all of my questions. 
- I love him for that.

"The rain melts the snow. The rain falls into reservoirs. It's good for us."

I think I like the rain.  Of course, the rain reminds me of tears.
Many people think the rain is God crying.

I don't.

It's not God's tears, but it does reflect emotion - like people - like us.

Sometimes our hearts get cold - the snow falls, and it freezes over.
Then one day, it rains - we cry - like when we were children, un-afraid to show emotion:
The snow melts.
The ice melts.

It's our way of warming up.

- To let it all go. - To let it all out.

January 7, 2015

The only person I'm really up against is myself.

I'm not working to please someone on the sidelines.

I want to see how far I can go, how much I can push, how hard I can work.

After all, you are the only one who can determine your own destiny.

January 6, 2015

Our Divine Nature and Destiny

"Life is all about learning how to fail successfully."

"The question is not, 'Am I good enough?' - The REAL question is, 'Is God good enough?' - And we know that He is!"

January 3, 2015

"A Short Prayer"

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury ... pardon,
Where there is doubt ... faith,
Where there is despair ... hope,
Where there is darkness  ... light,
Where there is sadness ... joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled ... as to console
To be understood ... as to understand
To be loved ... as to love
It is in giving ... that we receive,
It is in pardoning ... that we are pardoned,
It is in dying... that we are born to Eternal Life.

- St. Francis of Assisi