Maintaining Peace

No one, and nothing can invade your inner space. Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing shatter your peace. Learn to maintain the peace you have. It’s as easy as breathing. If you can maintain your breath, you can maintain your peace. If God who gives life gives you breath, then He who gives peace will…

An Evening Prayer for Rescue

* * * Is there anything more sentimental than the late afternoon sun? The lonesome glow, lingering yet ever so slowly leaving, it does something to my heart. Tears gather for no reason, or for so many reasons, and I don’t know which is true. I can name a few that make me grieve, but…

What Faith Brings

The good outcome of faith is written in the bible, in both Testaments. Before and after, then and now, yesterday and today, faith holds us together, keeps us afloat, and helps us keep moving on. It gives us the life of Truth. Once Truth sets us free, it is faith that keeps us in the…

Holy Mary, Mother of God

* * * Before the clock hits 9 o’clock, I hit the bed and close my eyes. I hug my stuffed pink lamb close to my chest. I know I’m too old for this. But hey, I’m just being me. In my ears, Silent Night is sung by Bon Jovi. It’s the one they performed…

Art, Art

Right in the heart of D.C., on a prominent street called Connecticut Avenue, there lives a longstanding chocolate shop by the name of “Chocolate Chocolate”. It is operated by two Korean sisters who started this business in the 80’s, and today, it has grown into a family of four staff, and a lot of regular…

Being Found to Be Reunited

This morning, Amanda Berry wakes up in her sister’s house in Ohio. It takes a while for her mind to register her new status of freedom. No more fear, no more abuse, no more confinement. Today, she can go out grocery shopping with her sister. She can go and buy some pretty clothes. Today, she…

In Times of Birth Pangs

  Birth pangs are being felt everywhere. Battles are being fought, and lives are vanishing. The darkest hour has come, and yet, so many are still too blind to recognize the darkness. They cannot tell light from dark. Their days are about to get darker, but having no clue, they run to the darkness. They…

Romance

  The girl with short hair leans her head on her husband’s shoulder. They are a married couple in their early thirties, probably around my age. When standing up, her height only reaches somewhere around her husband’s upper arm. I see his one arm so easily wrapped around his small wife’s shoulder. The girl is…

Prayer for Freedom

Lord of hosts under whom the world is in submission, Envelope the world by the ray of your Mercy.   Let your people dwell under the wings of your protection and lead us on an exodus. You are writing Exodus even now, in the lives of every person who belongs to you. Grant us freedom…

Should this life sometimes deceive you…

Late April shower ended the winter for good and though the flowers have fallen by the beat of the rain, everything looks greener. It reminds me that we are about to embark on a path that leads us to a deeper spring and summer is not very far. Not long ago, what Shelley said got…