The GOAT Identity Thief

There’s much talk today about identity theft. It happens when someone steals your personal information to commit fraud. The identity thief may use your information to apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit status, and cost you time and money to restore your good name. The ubiquitousContinue reading “The GOAT Identity Thief”

Your Time is Not Yours

Elitism is an attitude of superiority that lifts some people up while demeaning others. Racism is speaking, acting, or thinking negatively about someone else solely based on their color, class, or culture. Elitism and Racism are siblings. Their parents are Evil and Sin. Anybody, no matter their color, class, or culture, can be an elitistContinue reading “Your Time is Not Yours”

Hurt (adjective) People Hurt (verb) People

Whenever I see someone lash out at another person, I’ve grown to ask myself, “What are they hurting from?” You see, pain is perpetuating. Hurt (adjective) people hurt (verb) people. This is why I make love a priority every day I’m blessed with another one to live. Won’t you join me to make love aContinue reading “Hurt (adjective) People Hurt (verb) People”

Won’t You Help Me Grow Neighborly Love?

The late, great Fred Rogers treated everyone like a neighbor. When Mister Rogers extended the invitation, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” he was genuinely humanizing each of us and modeling the behavior of a loving neighbor. It was the same model of love the Good Samaritan offered in the Bible. This standard of behavior isContinue reading “Won’t You Help Me Grow Neighborly Love?”

One Little Word: Forgiveness

And though this world, with devils filled,should threaten to undo us,we will not fear, for God hath willedhis truth to triumph through us. The Prince of Darkness grim,we tremble not for him;his rage we can endure,for lo, his doom is sure;one little word shall fell him. Martin Luther, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” translatedContinue reading “One Little Word: Forgiveness”

Self-Control is Really the Only Control We Have

If you’re like me, then you’ve learned attempting to control external circumstances is futile. Even if you kid yourself into believing you’re in control, eventually you’ll find out you’re not. That “eventually” could be a very long time, even years. And that “eventually” could be a big wake-up call. You can figuratively (and perhaps literally)Continue reading “Self-Control is Really the Only Control We Have”