These are strange times. How often have we heard the word unprecedented in the past month? COVID-19 is changing the world. Plans have been upended, some have been furloughed from work, some have lost loved ones. Life feels pretty brutal and confusing right now. God promises to … [Read more...] about Finding Silver Linings In Crisis
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She … [Read more...] about Choose The Best Thing
The college years are an exciting time of great change for both parents and college students. Students are learning to live alone and make adult decisions, often for the first time in their lives. Parents are often both proud and anxious as they watch their students launch. We … [Read more...] about Worried About Your College Kid?
Have you ever been around someone who seems to have an Eeyore-like ability to find something negative in nearly every situation? Are they just THAT unhappy? Or are they trying to make everyone else miserable? Or maybe you are the one who always looks at the glass half-empty, a … [Read more...] about Looking at the Glass Half Empty
They say that hindsight is 20/20. Hindsight lets us see how decisions we make play out. Sometimes in life it is reasonable to do your best, not over think a thing, and take your chances. Take a job in the northwest or overseas? Vacation in the mountains or spend your summer … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Modern Parenting
The truth can hurt. We don’t want to deal with things that feel scary and painful. People can be endlessly creative in finding ways to resist seeing what they don’t want to see. The problem is what we do to avoid anxiety-provoking situations keeps us stuck and amplifies our pain. … [Read more...] about Spiders and Booze: Facing the Truth