Self-Help, Inspirational, Spiritual
Date Published: June 2022
Publisher: International Book Media
A Wonderful Companion for Your Hectic Life and a Modern Safety Shield in a Dangerous World.
Like our daily coffee and tea, I try to keep the two daily sayings and their reflections short and sweet. This book is designed simply to give us a quick spiritual boost as we try to run from one task to another on our “hectic day”. Although the short-term goal of this book is to help us get through “a hectic day” with joy and purpose, its long-term focus is to fine tune our characters and make us better people at home, at work, at worshipping place, in the neighborhood, and in other places. This world would be like Heaven if there is less fighting, arguing, and killing. We cannot get our cup of coffee, latte, or tea these days without worrying that a crazy lunatic would come in with a deadly weapon to gun us down like an animal or a bomb to blow us up. We certainly cannot enjoy anything in a world like that. This situation needs to be stopped and it begins with us. We need to talk and act differently than what we see on the news or witness in our world every day. When we can do that, we help change the world one person at the time and others hopefully will follow our example. This transformation will not only make our world a better place but also make us feel much better about ourselves.
The Covid-19 pandemic also has affected us all in every way – young and old, weak and strong, women and men. Many of us have lost a family member or friend to this virus, or known someone who has experienced this loss. A self-help book like this will give you the tools and daily exercises that can create the right condition for your body and spirit to restore itself with the divine help.
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. (Winston Churchill) (1001 Quotes, pg 13)
Inspiring Morning Mojo: We love to fly high like a kite and enjoy much success in our lives. But, great success comes when we dare to buck the trend and go against the current. Today I am willing to go against the typical ways and do something different to achieve great result.
The more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread. (Exodus 1:12) (Bible Quotations, pg 7)
Words of Encouragement: The enemies tried to oppress God’s people and hoped to exterminate them. But, they multiplied and grew stronger. Likewise, a long, hectic day might try to scare and discourage me. But, I will work harder and dream bigger with a new day.
About the Author
Rev. Peter G. Vu has served as a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan for over 25 years and also a chaplain at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born in Saigon City (currently Ho Chi Minh City), Viet Nam. He was a young boy when the Viet Nam War ended. He witnessed the war and the end of it with great horror and deep appreciation for peace. He grew up with the Communist government system and endured significant hardships for more than a decade. After high school, he escaped by boat and came to the United States of America to begin his seminary training. He attended one year of high school here in the USA (Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan) to learn the language and new culture. He attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two years while staying at Christopher House Seminary. Then, the Seminary sent him to attend his last two years of college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated with a double major: Mathematics and Philosophy. He then attended graduate school at the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, Illinois for five years. He graduated and was ordained with the Master’s Degree of Divinity (MDiv) and the Sacred Theology Baccalaureate (STB).