Practicing mindfulness and being present in the moment has become a fad. That is funny because being present in all of life was the norm before iPhones existed. At least compared to how we are today. Technological Distractions: A Hurdle to Staying Present Think about this: … [Read more...] about Why Is It So Hard To Stay Present?
Speaking the Truth in Love: What it Isn’t Have you ever agonized over something you needed to say to someone but couldn’t figure out how to do it? Maybe you thought about it obsessively, and the more it festered the angrier you got. Maybe you practiced all the ways you were … [Read more...] about Speaking the Truth in Love
Forgiveness. We know it is something we should do, but how exactly do we do it? There are a lot of misconceptions about forgiveness that actually keep us from forgiving others. Before we consider the how, we have to be clear on what forgiveness is and isn’t. Forgiveness is not … [Read more...] about The Roadmap to Forgiveness
Sometimes people ask me how I come up with topics for these blogs. It’s not always easy, sometimes the idea well runs a little dry and I find myself staring at a blank screen for awhile. Other times God puts a topic on my heart and the words fly. Usually the things I feel He … [Read more...] about How to Overcome and Cope with Loneliness
You might have seen that September was Suicide Awareness Month, and there’s been much advocacy throughout past few weeks. But this won’t be another article just listing the stats on suicide and self-harm. That information is important to understanding why suicide intervention is … [Read more...] about Practical Steps for Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
Knowledge is highly valued in our modern culture. We sometimes talk about those with “book knowledge”, those who are “worldly wise”, or those who had to “learn in the school of hard knocks”. Presumably the more you know, the more power and influence you have. To a degree … [Read more...] about Different Ways of Knowing