Anxiety sounds like such a mild word for something that wreaks such havoc on our emotional, spiritual and physical health. It has become such a common term to say “I am having an anxiety attack” or “I am stressed out of my mind”. When our friends or family say how … [Read more...] about If Nothing is Different, Why am I so Anxious?
The older I get the faster time passes. When I had kids, life started moving at the speed of their growth. A physical manifestation of my life passing. Now they are grown. Will things slow down? It’s enough to get you in a funk, or at least a … [Read more...] about How to Find Peace and Purpose in the New Decade
Four weeks ago our son had a brain hemorrhage. It still feels surreal to say that. He’s 14 years old and in good health. There was no brain trauma or anything evident that would have caused it. It just happened. People say we’re only one phone call from our knees. Mine … [Read more...] about When Faith Becomes Real
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I didn’t think that I’d last another minute pulling those weeds in our front yard. It was a typical, sweltering 95° summer day … [Read more...] about How to Make Gratitude Last Past Thanksgiving
One of the first people I saw as a counselor was a gentleman in his 60’s who was sure that he was cut-off from God for eternity. He believed that if you betrayed God, He was done with you forever. What was his betrayal? The betrayal is not relevant to God, repentance and … [Read more...] about I Know God Forgives Me But I Don’t Forgive Me
“Here I raise my ebenezer, hither by thy help I’ve come.” This refrain frequently finds its way into my mind. The soft melody is a sweet reminder. Remember how the Lord has helped you, Rachel. Remember how far you’ve come. It’s Him that has brought you here. The concept … [Read more...] about Here I Raise My Ebenezer