He Painted Me

I am confused, I don’t understand!  When you look at me do you really see negativity?  Do you really think I am unkind?  Do you only see someone who wants to control and complain?  Do you really see an ugly person that desires to hurt people?  Do you really...

Hiding in a Cocoon

Many kinds of insects build cocoons to provide protection when they are in a vulnerable stage of change.  I believe that we as humans also build a protective coating around us when we are vulnerable.  We do it because the outside world is harsh and at times seemingly...

Seeking Invisibility

Today started off like any other day.  Waking up, getting ready, praying about what I should write about.  I actually wrote an entire article, but I didn’t feel great about it so I sent it to drafts to decide what should be done with it later.  I went to lunch...

The Potential of Coal

In order for a piece of coal to turn into a diamond, it has to be placed in just the right conditions where high temperatures and high pressure change the carbon atoms into a new pattern.  It is a very slow process and takes millions of years. When I was in high...
Personal Inspection

Personal Inspection

We all know that when we have a vehicle we have to perform maintenance checks in order to keep it running smoothly.  We have to check the oil, change the air filters and buy new tires when they start to go bald.  I have discovered that just like the checks we have to...