The Memories of December Recently my wife’s mother passed away. We had just celebrated her 100th birthday only three weeks earlier. It was a wonderful celebration of her life. She was content, alert, appreciative, and felt surrounded by the love of her family. All of her … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Turn Sorrow into Joy This Christmas Season
We were sitting in a coffee shop during my visit to Birmingham when my daughter tentatively broached the subject. What would I think of a second engagement (her sister recently became engaged) and a wedding even sooner than her engaged sister. I know my first thoughts should … [Read more...] about The Miracle Morning: An Aid To Anxiety and Overwhelm
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
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?
With coffee in hand, I rummage through my work bag to find my favorite fine point pen. Onto the bookshelf to retrieve my Life Application Bible and my journal de jour, I am now armed to do battle. Sometimes the battle is offensive: taking the hill of a major goal or life … [Read more...] about The Battle of Anxiety and How to Win it
It Isn't Fair I remember after a particularly painful experience in my life, I began to feel like God had forgotten me. I couldn’t seem to understand why God would allow something so painful in my life, when I was consistently serving him, and trying to live the “right” way. It … [Read more...] about Stop Defending God