I believe that there is a power greater than myself that provides direction, guidance, discipline, love, wisdom, and, most of all, strength.
I believe that there will be a day of redemption when the lion and the lamb shall get together over coffee (metaphorically at least).
I believe that God forgives all sins and that everyone who gives the aware-admit-atone-amend teshuvah process a solid chance will be able to be at peace with the past.
I believe that hate and evil will be destroyed, that the wheels of justice that turn oh, so slowly will indeed eventually turn, that history favors the righteous.
I believe that the Isaac's of the world - not the Abrahams or the Jacobs - are among the most valuable people. While they don't change the world, and maybe don't get all the glory, they do transmit values and lessons.
Oh, yes ... and I believe that chocolate chip cookies are God's way of telling the universe, "I love you."
(Browning graphic: pinterest.com; chocolate chip cookie graphic: dessertfortwo.com)