One of my favorite movies growing up was Swiss Family Robinson. There is a scene in the film where the eldest son, Fritz, finds himself in a river wrestling an anaconda. Rolling over and under, again and again, knife in hand, Fritz struggles to conquer the massive snake. … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Over It?
This past weekend I had the opportunity, along with my church, to serve at the LSU Freshman move in day. To give some background, this is the first year that the university is making it mandatory that freshman live on campus. With some exceptions to the freshman population, … [Read more...] about What Are You Waiting For?
So, there’s this show called “Grey’s Anatomy” that is apparently very popular. If you’re anything like me, you’ve never seen the show and don’t particularly care about it. Well, that was until four months ago… now I’m 11 seasons in and cannot stop. In the last four months, … [Read more...] about Grey’s Anatomy and a Conversation on Community
A few weeks ago, I had the idea of getting my kids a butterfly kit to experience the wonder of transformation. My little two-year-old is totally obsessed with insects right now so I knew it would light him up and I couldn’t wait to see his reaction. I went to Amazon and a few … [Read more...] about When Hoping Hurts
Typically, people come to therapy because of emotional pain — either theirs or those in their inner circle. Sometimes because of trauma, people are so shut down and so far-removed from their emotions that it is difficult for them to even describe what they are feeling. What do … [Read more...] about Understanding Our Emotions
Who is God, and what can we expect of him in times of crisis? Our answer depends on how we answer these three questions: Is He there? Is He good? Is He trustworthy? This is especially true when our prayers seem to fall on deaf ears, and nothing turns out the way we … [Read more...] about When God Isn’t Who You Think He Is