Posts Tagged "Heart"

The Lies in the Mirror

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Articles | 2 comments

The Lies in the Mirror

“I don’t like my body.  This part’s too big and I’m too short and…”   A list of body-defects followed as we exited the store.  I looked at the young woman beside me.  There was conviction in her voice.  Sadness filled her eyes as she shared what she didn’t like about herself.  What I saw when I looked at her was a contradiction of what she saw when she looked in the mirror.  I saw a woman of beauty.  I couldn’t see the too big or the too short or the many other negative elements she saw in herself.  I saw beauty.   But, I also saw myself.  I could understand...

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Thought Analysis

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Articles | 1 comment

Thought Analysis

I’ve neglected you for weeks, my Readers, and I apologize.  I haven’t forgotten you.  In fact, you are the reason I haven’t completed and posted an article or added to my manuscript.  I’ve stared at my computer screen for long periods of time over the past several weeks and haven’t allowed myself to write what has consumed my thoughts.  I’ve re-read many of my recent posts and have noticed a common theme – birds singing, streams dancing, leaves rustling, nature hard at work keeping me cheerful.  While there’s much truth in that (nature does cheer me up when I’m down!),...

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Bearing Other’s Burdens

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Bearing Other’s Burdens

I had something completely different in mind for this week’s post.  I’ve poured over scripture, typed up some ideas and worked on the first draft.  I just can’t seem to concentrate on the topic.  Yesterday, that’s all I could think about.  While running errands this afternoon, I thought about scripture and turned ideas over in my mind for my original topic.  Sitting down to type up my final draft, though, I find myself distracted, overwhelmed.   Index cards decorate one section of my desk.  The rest of my workspace has the usual stuff – paper clip holders, rubber bands,...

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Heart Disease

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Heart Disease

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”  Psalm 51:10   I have a bad heart.  Medically speaking, I’m perfectly healthy.  My blood pressure is a near-perfect 110/71; my cholesterol is within a normal range; my BMI is a normal 18.  My pulse is steady and regular.  No, medically speaking, my heart is strong and healthy.  My spiritual heart, however, is diseased and weak.  I became acutely aware of this last week and the realization was overwhelming.   One text or phone call from a particular person sends me into a near rage.  (No, it...

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Heart to Heart

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Heart to Heart

“If you could tell anyone or everyone – had the chance to tell the whole world if you wanted to – anything you wanted, what would you say?”   I don’t remember what I was watching or listening to when I heard that question asked.  I dismissed it when I first heard it.  I think I even turned off the television and turned on the stereo.  It wasn’t until morning that my mind replayed the question.  If I could tell the whole world, or at least many people, if I had the means and the opportunity, what would I say?  I realized I have the means and the opportunity.  Here.  On...

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