Joy in the Journey Years ago, I was having lunch with my sister and her 2 year old daughter. We were enjoying our visit when we became aware that the noise in the restaurant changed to a low titter. Looking around, we noticed all eyes on us. My sister then saw what was … [Read more...] about In Search of the Holy Grail of Parenting
When I was still in High School, I trained to be a lifeguard. The final exam included a simulated rescue. The instructor would dive in the water and I was to get him to safety. Sounds easy, right? Well, this guy won the title of “Mr. Alaska” in a Body Building Competition. He … [Read more...] about Is Your Relationship Making You Sick?
“If you’re going through hell, don’t stop, keeping going!” When I first heard this, I laughed. Who would linger in hell? But then I thought of my own tendency –much as I hate to admit it—to nurse my wounds and wallow. In Hebrews we are warned to not allow a root of … [Read more...] about Saying Yes To Life In Spite Of Everything
When bad things happen, sometimes it is merely frustrating but other times it can be overwhelming, even paralyzing. It is impossible to go through life unscathed. We all experience bad things from time to time. Jesus told us we'd have trouble in this life-I don’t know why that … [Read more...] about When Bad Things Happen
There is something about a hurricane that gets me thinking about control. Hurricanes, health issues, other natural disasters are a continued reminder to me that control is an illusion. Unfortunately, just because I am not really in control, my innate desire to be, still rages … [Read more...] about Giving Yourself Stability When Life is Out of Control
We are raised in today’s society to be independent. We feel pressured to make a name for ourselves. Not necessarily fame, but attention and positive feedback in our own little world. Think about how early it starts….. …my daughter walked at 9 months. …my son was … [Read more...] about Following Jesus Can Be Counter-Intuitive