Embracing Faith, the stubborn mustard seed

As everyone knows, faith in Providence is like a mustard seed. It’s tiny but can grow into a humongous tree if you let it. The problem everyone faces is that it’s stubborn. And that’s true of all religions. Perhaps our constant struggle with faith is a hallmark of our humanity. Thoughts On Faith: Why is…

The Grace of Miracles

“You will when you believe.” So runs a line from Miracles. This song hails from the soundtrack of the Prince of Egypt, a Disney animated film. One can describe miracles as inexplicable, random occurrences. Rather, these little happenings mold each day. Furthermore, these common, everyday occurrences may not have any obvious consequence. Therefore, people cherish,…

Compassion Fatigue? Here’s What To Do About It

Do you pull a long face when someone tells you that kindness pays, or to pay it forward? Do you feel out of it when someone tells you that it is your turn to volunteer for a good cause? Perhaps you have compassion fatigue. What Causes Compassion Fatigue? Compassion fatigue is a paradox of sorts.…

Bluebell, The Sound of Gratitude

I love bluebells, don’t you? We hear that we must see gratitude in all things, but that is a tall order when the tide turns against us. Being grateful to the Powers that Be, when the chips are down, is near to impossible for anyone. And that’s what the Bluebell does best. This thought raises…

Waterfall

Life is unpredictable, full of twists and turns. Controlling it is impossible, and so is adapting to change. All said, it is a breathtaking waterfall that takes you to the unknown. It may plunge you hidden depths, or send you to a lake of cleansing water. Either way, go with the flow and see where…

A Heartfelt Ode to Laksa

For those who are not initiated,, Laksa is a dish of spicy noodles with origins in Malaysia and Singapore. Comprising white noodles, thick, spicy coconut gravy, cockles, and cockles, it stirs the palate and is a firm part of South East Asian culture. Here is a short Rondel to this dish. A Rondel consists of…

The Heart Within

Innate Compassion is all about giving kindness freely, completely and above all, naturally. But what does it take to do so? This poem may have some answers.  Door Unlocked Opens Wide ajar To the heart within That drums its beats without reserve Open it with Strength and  Without idea of How its soothing tune may…