Surrender All of it – Part 1

“Pardon me if  this comes across as a bit forward, but can I ask you a question?”

“Sure.”  Kanyi leaned in closer adjusting his arm on the rest. “Shoot”

Kene smoothed out her skirt and said “This is the first time I have heard the name Kanyi. What does it mean?”

“It depends on whom you ask.”

Kanyi Blaize noticed her half raised quizzical brow.

“Let me explain.”

Kanyi recounted it as his father would tell the story: Continue reading “Surrender All of it – Part 1”

Quality Time

I had walked into the office with trepidation, as I recalled the gruesome ordeal of extracting and replacing my dental implant.  If I never had to go through that experience it would be too soon.  The dentist must have read my mind because she quickly dismissed my fears and recommended following up with a periodontist for good measure.

Glancing at my watch, it had been almost an hour.  The dental assistant reassured tens minutes earlier that the paper referral would be ready shortly. Continue reading “Quality Time”

Low Sodium, Low Sugar, High Protein, High Fiber.

“Oh my I forgot again” Ouch!,

  By the elevator banks were the  five foot rectangular cardboard boxes with flaps hanging on the sides.  Inscribed on the box were four cans labeled “low sodium”,  “low sugar”, “high protein” and “high fiber”.  I could already feel a bit of relief as I approached the lobby, just massaging the sting to my temple from my heavy hand.

Stacked Planks

The night before, I mentally ran down my list of things to take along to work in the morning; my laptop in the computer wheeled business case and documents to be reviewed were set down in plain view by the dining table.  The plan was to grab the other items – a boiled egg, orange and overnight oats for breakfast and my packed lunch – from the fridge along with some canned beans and corn and angel hair pasta on my way out in the morning.  Even more exciting was that this was my Continue reading “Low Sodium, Low Sugar, High Protein, High Fiber.”

Self Control

SELF CONTROL

Self Control  is the ability to subdue our impulses in order to achieve longer-term goals. Rather than responding to immediate impulses, we can plan, evaluate alternative actions, and, often enough, avoid doing things we will later regret. (see Psychologytoday.com)

Synonyms: self-discipline · restraint · self-possession · self-command · willpower · composure · coolness · moderation · temperance · abstemiousness · cool

 Self Control is a visible attribute of a true Christian’s life. Continue reading “Self Control”