Everyday Heroes

If I asked you to think of a hero, who would first come to mind? Would it be a comic book superhero? A firefighter, policeman, or soldier? Perhaps someone you met? We usually see heroes rescuing those in trouble or fighting for a noble cause. Our admiration of heroes grows when they: Fight for whatContinue reading “Everyday Heroes”

Do You Really Care?

As a teenager, I was terribly shy and had a hard time conversing with people. That began to change after a conversion experience. As God healed me, I started to reach out to others. Over the years, I have found that those who show a genuine interest in others are a minority, and perhaps, evenContinue reading “Do You Really Care?”

Live with Compassion

Few events evoke such sadness and pain as a school shooting. A host of options are currently under debate in the public square. It seems to me, however, that each of these ideas works by suppressing behavior and does nothing to change the underlying health of our society. Is there anything we can do inContinue reading “Live with Compassion”

Unwanted

As a teenager, I often felt invisible and ignored. People didn’t hate me; they just acted like I didn’t exist. As I matured and became more assertive, I encountered more active and aggressive kinds of rejection. People who didn’t even know me would use spiteful words, spread gossip, or refuse to speak with me. SometimesContinue reading “Unwanted”