“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?
Humans are messy and make mistakes. It has been that way since Adam and Eve. I guess it is the human flaw. But it is present in all of us. Trying to miss the mistakes in life is like getting through an unknown minefield. It isn't likely. Here are some things I … [Read more...] about Humans Are Messy And Make Mistakes
I think we all have experienced that feeling of helplessness when trying to comfort someone who has experienced a devastating loss. We always seem to try and find the “right words” to convey our sadness, and our desire to comfort and help the hurting individual. Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about “What Not to Say” to Someone Grieving a Loss
After a decade of working 60-70 hours per week, I hit a wall called burnout. It was a high, thick wall that knocked me out figuratively. I needed sleep and peace. A different pace in life. Once I was out of the all-encompassing job, sleep came, but peace still alluded … [Read more...] about Pursuing Purpose Heals the Soul