Common Life Mysteries

Being Human

Isn't it neat that we laugh and cry in the same language! And, we all have hidden or damages emotions, buried in a sea of pain. Our emotions and feelings are our common bond with all of humanity. More often than not, they amplify our pain and decrease our joy in living more than they should have the right or the power to do.

Giving Up

Taking the path of least resistance. Don't give up! "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Good Works & Grace

Are like beautiful or handsome identical twins. When we are blessed by one of them, we are not sure which one we are thanking. Just be appreciative in the ethereal and the earthly realm.

Pain & Pleasure

We struggle with the realization that life is not static; change is inevitable: It goes in cycles from good to bad, or bad to good; So relax, be patient and try to endure the whole cycle.


Blessings and responsibilities embrace life endeavors and are parallel and equal in intensity from the greatest to the least. Even with grace, the outcome has to be positive and in balance.

Death: The Ultimate Heartache

God chooses our fate or destiny and even though someone special to me proceeds me in death my love will endure the pain and I very much would want to spare them theirs.

Reality Check

Sing your song - develop your strengths; Carpe Diem - seize the moment (live in the present); and remember - don't take yourself and life too seriously, we all have faults.

Goals In Life

God has given us: A mind, to know Him personally; a will, to serve Him; emotions, to express the joy of our salvation; a body, to contain His Spirit; and loved ones, friends, and even strangers, to love and forgive.

© 2004 Arthur Trafford