Alternative to Suicide

News update: http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/2014/09/09/1367141/who-someone-commits-suicide-every-40-seconds http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/2015/07/08/1474681/look-suicide-rates-around-world-one-map Robin Williams’s suicide on the news was a shock. What a deep and tragic loss.  It seemed he had everything to live for… It’s hard to say from the outside who is okay and who isn’t. A few years ago, I had a fellow parent. She looked fine; no reason to think…

Psalm 23 “Japanese Version” for the Busy Person by Toyi Miyashiro

The Lord is my pace-setter: I shall not rush. He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals He provides me with images of stillness. Which restores my serenity. He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind And his guidance is peace. Even though I have a great many things to…

Me And His Shadow

Psalm 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Whoever -Anyone, no one will be turned away dwells – who chooses to live , settle in, stay, abide, follow, submits in the Shelter – protection, shield, cover, shade, screen, safeguard, preservation, cushion, guard, insulation of…

Does Race Matter?

I have a dear friend who is sad and ashamed every now and then that she is born of Chinese descent—when for example she hears of news that Chinese businessmen cheat or do things that show no integrity, when she witnesses Chinese people say common expressions that demonstrate how they feel superior as a race and…