Tag: purpose

Do The Next Thing

The words jumped out at me from the page. “Do the next thing.” As simple as this phrase might seem, some days life can stop us in our tracks.  Whether we are struggling physically–or emotionally hanging on by a thread, our minds can be overcome by a sense of futility. “I’ll never (be/do/accomplish that)… so…

Wisdom’s Sacrifice

It all began at the beginning. Not very profound, you say?  Sometimes we have to see where something began to understand its significance.   Let’s go back to Genesis: “In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the Lord.  And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn…

Wisdom’s Path

Pride says, “My way is better”; wisdom says, “God’s way is always best.” While humility has been misconstrued as weakness, pride is often seen as self-esteem or even superiority.  We boast in our accomplishments as if we have forgotten that our very next breath is not determined by how healthy we are or by genetics–it…

Removing the Veil

The door opens slowly as the anxious groom sees his bride-to-be adorned in her white wedding gown for the first time. A classic moment. Everyone stands, and most eyes are on the bride entering the room, but mine are on the groom. Anxious to see his first reaction, I am unaware of the eyes assessing…