“I want a dolphin” said my granddaughter upon inquisition from her great grandmother about what she wanted for her birthday. “A pink dolphin that swims”, she exclaimed with her ear to ear grin. Then she proceeded to twirl around until she fell down dizzy showing us her new moves … [Read more...] about How to Have Childlike Faith At Any Age
Loneliness has many clinical definitions but it is not a state of being as much as it is a state of the heart. Being alone doesn't make you lonely. In my personal experience, and talking with others, loneliness comes when: We feel we do not have someone or others to share … [Read more...] about Loneliness: It Is Everyone’s Problem To Solve
Prayer in church is common. When I was on staff every Tuesday we would pass around all of the prayer requests gathered from church members on Sunday. It was our time to pray for our congregation and to specifically lift up their thankfulness for God’s work in their life, their … [Read more...] about Persistent Prayers: Are You Living a Steadfast Life of Faith?
I have always been a big believer in seasons of life. I love the verses from Ecclesiastes 3:1-17...there is a season for everything under the sun. I heard a sermon once that explained that these different seasons described in Ecclesiastes are not “either/or”, but more like … [Read more...] about What to Do with Your Stress When Seasons Collide
You thought you weren't going to make it when your babies were newborns and you were sure that you would drop them on their heads or forget to feed them or hug them to death or flat out want to kill yourself if you couldn't get them to quit crying and go to sleep. You thought … [Read more...] about Where is the How-To Guide for Parenting Adult Children?
Becoming a counselor would not have been possible for me without first becoming a Christian. Everything in my environment growing up taught me to be independent. Our family was short on morals and money. To afford to hang out with my friends, I had to work a lot. My uncle locked … [Read more...] about A Before & After: How to Shift from Independence to Dependence