Note to Self #17

It’s never too late to live your dream.

You are not responsible for other people’s expectations. Their disappointment is not your failure, unless you agreed to meet those expectations.

You get to choose which expectations need to be met.… Read more

Note to Self #9

You may not think it now, but in hindsight, you wouldn’t have it any other way. Because this moment is defining you in ways you never imagined.

Surrendering something to God places it in the best possible hands. To you, the future may be unknown, but it is not necessarily uncertain.… Read more

Note to Self #8

It hurts that much because you loved that much.

You chose to love, knowing full well that you can be hurt. But you loved, anyway. Because you believed in the possibility of something greater. And that – the belief, the hope, the possibility – shouldn’t die when the hurt sets in.… Read more

Look Up.

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

I formed a funny habit recently.  I started looking up.  I noticed it on my last holiday overseas.  … Read more

Hidden Treasure.

Tucked away in a little corner, you might find a present left unopened.  People miss it because they’re not looking.  And it doesn’t look like most presents.  This gift looks plain, even dull.  It’s a gift that people avoid, like the fabled fruitcake that gets passed around year after year, because of how it appears.… Read more

Hope Less.

If I could obliterate this year from my memory, I would.

Endless slogging through a mist of uncertainty has dampened my faith, and eaten away hopes of a brighter tomorrow.

Outwardly, I looked fine.  I went through the motions of a normal life.… Read more

By the Well.

It was noon, it was hot, and he was tired.  Jesus sat down by Jacob’s well in Samaria while his disciples went foraging for food.  He chose to stay behind, because he had an appointment to keep.

She was on her way to draw water in the middle of the day, when no one else would be around.  … Read more