There was a time, as embarrassing as this is to say, that I really thought I had everything figured out. Seriously. I was absolutely certain I was right about most things. My thinking was infected with SHOULDS– rigid, harsh, judgmental shoulds that served as a breeding ground for … [Read more...] about The Problem with Certainty
But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
Have you ever been really angry or upset with someone and wrote pages in a letter that you never sent? Did you still feel better afterwards, even though the person never saw your words? As a matter of fact, days later were you actually glad you never sent it. Hurt and anger … [Read more...] about An Effective Way To Process Your Emotions
I am not sure about you, but I have often struggled with ungratefulness. Comparison is an easy thief of joy, and I have and still do struggle with not being grateful for where God has me or what God has given me. For example, things I have struggled with is coveting what other … [Read more...] about Giving Thanks in the Small Things
I used to have a big problem with over-commitment myself. Now I consider myself a recovering over-committer. I still fall off the wagon a couple of times per year, but it used to be a daily constant state. How Do You Know If You Are Over-committed? You are sitting still. … [Read more...] about Over-commitment: How to Get Off of the Hamster Wheel
Many of the couples who ask me to meet with them have been married 10, 15 or even 25+ years. Their kids are out of the house, and the “empty nester” years that they so anticipated are now here. But it not what they expected. With kids, homework, careers, finances, the yard, … [Read more...] about Is the “High Point” of My Marriage Already Over?