Embrace the Day

Embrace the Day

| ​Embrace the Day | Let me not in anguish say, When tragedy knocks here, “Oh my, ungrateful fool I was! I missed the golden year.”   Life is glad and joy is mine, But often pain reigns ‘round me. Reduce my days to trite concerns? Let mundane things confound me?...
The Power of Acceptance

The Power of Acceptance

| ​The Power of Acceptance | Few practices provide more spiritual growth, freedom, or inner peace than acceptance. When our boat has capsized and broken into pieces, there is little point in struggling against the rapids. Better to go with the flow until another...
Mind the Rocks and the Sky

Mind the Rocks and the Sky

| ​Mind the Rocks and the Sky | My husband and I often walk on a path where blue skies peek at us through the branches of gorgeous trees. Unfortunately, our trail is also laden with stumbling blocks called rocks. I’ve had to learn to mind both the rocks and the...
God Takes the Night Shift

God Takes the Night Shift

During my action-packed, responsibility-laden teaching days, sleeping wasn’t always easy. Praying and relaxing my muscles usually helped me drift off at night, but one night I was drifting nowhere. I was stuck firmly—exactly where I’d been all day—awake. It didn’t...