Tag Archives: Jesus

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different

https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/73cfdc895b9fc7dd9cf127bedd116b7d?s=128&d=mm&r=GThis morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird?  I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.

For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities.  As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing.  Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed. 

As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.

Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.

The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading

Will You Trust Me?

The other day, I wrote a story that was mired in pain. From my perspective, it is not the best way to write something like “Will You Trust Me?” I was struggling through a perceived lack of trust, directed at me.

What happened? Continue reading

A Tale Of Two Smarts

Today, I  am writing a Tale of Two Smarts.  I trust you will enjoy it. Is it a take on Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”? A Tale of Two Smarts is not a work of fiction and it doesn’t take place in the French Revolutionary War. However, there are some similarity and you will see what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Here In My Garage: Pride and Humility

Have you seen it? There is an ad on YouTube featuring a self-help guru. It features a man standing in a garage and there’s a nearby Lamborghini.

What is it about? How does such an ad come to be mentioned here, on a Christian blog site? How does Stephen Curry fit into this? Please continue reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading

Some Thoughts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s been on my heart, to write something. It sounds like a great idea; however, I am not a father. What shall I write? While I am not a parent; I do appreciate the value of a father, in a person’s life.  What brought this up? Continue reading

What Can A Visit To A Nursing Home Accomplish?

For a week or so, I have been thinking of a blog story on nursing homes. What shall I write? As I consider some possible stories, a specific theme came to mind and it would repeat, itself.  The theme is one of family and friends.

How does this relate to nursing homes? Do you know that my mother is in a nursing home? What does this have to do with the above theme? Keep reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading

What Are My Writing Tips?

writingtipsIt pays to read through your spam filter, sometimes. You will be amazed by what you may find. Along with the usual spams, you could either find a legit comment or a piece of inspiration. I have found such comments.

The other day, I found a curious message, in my spam filter. An apparent new blogger asked a question. “What tips or advice do you have for an aspiring writer?” “What tools or platform do you use?” I am honestly surprised by this set of questions.

If there is one thing that I have learned, from my friends on YouTube; people are hungry for such advice. As such, I should not be too surprised. As I have written a blog post called “Let’s Support Christian YouTubers“; it makes sense to write something for writers.

I can only follow the examples of some good friends and offer the following tips, in humility. I don’t claim perfection and I hardly arrived, per se. Please note, I can only share tips, from the perspective of my niche.  Are you game? Continue reading