Why So Many Christians Want to Go On Mission Trips to Help Kids But Don’t Want Them Here


https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/global-culture/why-so-many-christians-want-to-go-on-mission-trips-to-help-kids-but-dont-want-them-here//?fbclid=IwAR1SdqUaUVU20Sy8nLtDUdMSJ8494N7B3SSW84MWdUunteMlKEzG4bWCjEI POSTED ONJULY 12, 20197 MINUTE READMIKE RUMLEY-WELLS A friend just asked a question which got me thinking down some heavy pathways. I’m going to try to get this down before it fades. I’ll need to connect some dots, so bear with me. Living in Nicaragua made me less judgmental. That surprised me. I was … Continue reading Why So Many Christians Want to Go On Mission Trips to Help Kids But Don’t Want Them Here

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Door to Door Christians


The other night while I was home enjoying my limited clothes comfort, I was appropriately dressed for indoors but definitely not presentable to company. It was nearly 8 pm when a knock sounded at my door. I find it rude to hide-out when someone is at my door. So, I had to get decent and … Continue reading Door to Door Christians

12 Reasons To Live


I was talking to a young man in his early 20s who has a chronic low mood. This was not my first time interacting with him and just like in the previous encounters, he projected the Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh) personality. He wants life to be easy. He wants life to be comfortable without having … Continue reading 12 Reasons To Live

Birthday Bliss & Blisters


Photo by Harleyq2 I am always thankful that God has given me the opportunity to see another year of life. In usual fashion, I took my birth week off from work and this time, I decided to add my parents to the mix. They celebrated their anniversary. My parents are aged and I had decided … Continue reading Birthday Bliss & Blisters

Heal the Broken


When I was a child, one of my passions was to help people. I thought about all the potential jobs that would help me accomplish this dream - teacher, nurse, doctor, volunteer with UNICEF, Red cross etc. Due to many twists of fate, I stumbled onto mental health. Starting in college to Pre-Master's program, I … Continue reading Heal the Broken

Blood or Family


Who do you call family? Are they a mixture of blood relatives and friends? Did you have to walk away from blood and create your own family? Sometimes you are forced to walk away from those around you - no phone calls, texts or meet up because they add nothing but drama and heartache. The … Continue reading Blood or Family

Cup Is FULL


When I started this blog, I never intended to write much from the "spill my guts" point of view. I thought I would blab about things that people are afraid to talk about and keep my personal life to a minimum. However, every now and then I do share things without delving much into specific … Continue reading Cup Is FULL

Bad Mothers Happen


Photo by brother's photo on Pexels.com Mother's Day is looming and almost everyone is gearing up to send something sweet to their mothers. The day is a celebration and recognition of the taxing job of being a good mother. Please note that I said good mother. Prior to my run-in with community mental health, I … Continue reading Bad Mothers Happen

Curl Up and Die


or get up and find your resilience Have you ever watched those movies when something bad happens and the unlikely survivor uses everything at his/her disposal to continue on day by day? I love those movies because they teach resilience. An acquired skill which is in short supply. Google Photo of COL Gregory Gadson, Ret … Continue reading Curl Up and Die

Too Damaged for Love


Everyone walks around with some form of a mask. However, there are those whose deep core was damaged severely. This makes it hard for them to truly love someone or accept love. No matter how much you show that you are in their corner, they never allow themselves to trust you completely. Photo credit: Pixabay.com; … Continue reading Too Damaged for Love