A Little Perspective: Thoughts on an Emotional Day

It’s amazing to me how a bit of time—be it a day or just a few hours—can completely change my attitude. A small adjustment in my outlook can dramatically alter how I process and perceive reality. Last week, my Friday … Continue reading

Forgiveness, Judgement, and Outrage

Bible open to 1 Corinthians 13

I wish everyone would choose love and kindness and a genuine desire to understand differences and extend compassion over divides instead of hatred, outrage, or violence. However, I also believe… Continue reading

Love the Real

I won’t be burdened by your baggage.

I like to travel light.

I can’t fix your flaws.

I have enough of my own vices.


Don’t ask me to solve your problems.

I’m still working on my own.

Don’t offer advice I didn’t ask for—and watch your tone.


Of course you’re not going to like me if you can’t love yourself.

I won’t pretend to be something I’m not just to make you more comfortable.


Don’t ask me to feel guilty for the things I cannot change.

Don’t project your insecurities onto me.

Don’t punish me for your pains.


Imperfections instill character.

Flaws are a part of reality.

I will do my best to love the real you.

Can you love the real me?