Seriously? God wants me to be pathetic and lonely? I mean, sure, here I am pushing sixty and clearly, it’s how things have worked out, but why would God want me to be single and without children? Were my children going to be big jerks or something?
have your faith. Believe what you believe and don’t let anybody tell you that you’re wrong but think for yourself. Don’t give up your soul for a slick forked tongue.
I thought she knew me better than that, or maybe she just forgot, but yes, I am actually a very spiritual person, just not religious.
I wasn’t worried about the conversation, frankly, because I know her well enough that there is no doubt we both respect each other even if we disagree. What did surprise me, however, is how close our thoughts really are.
This is the dark place where my mind went, which amounts to a lack of faith. I'm happy that I was wrong in having my concerns, and sorry that I let my mind run away with me.
this routine was very comforting to her. She had separated herself from the church for quite an extended period of time and had gone through some tough times. When she finally returned, this routine, the same as from her previous church, was like a warm blanket
Usually the best way for me to start feeling better about myself is to do something nice for somebody else. My friends are used to me periodically asking that they do something nice on my social media page, usually for some stranger.
a former student of mine (now social media friend) sent me a text message saying, “Thanks for sharing your story over the years, by the way. It’s taught me a lot about remaining humble and being thankful.”
One day, in his pilgrimage, he was crossing a stream which, as it turns out, was deeper and faster than he had anticipated. As he found himself swimming across it, the current swept away his satchel, the last remnants of his life as a prince
I understand the obvious sexual interpretation of this line. But, in my innocent youth, this is not the meaning that I assigned to this song, and today, my youthful innocent interpretation is still my preferred for it.