When life is out of control, or better said, when I am not in control, many emotions pop-up. And, of course, I don’t always feel like I can control them. There is a lot of thoughts going on about control here. But, I find that whenever we feel like things are … [Read more...] about When Life is Out of Control
But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
One of my favorite movies growing up was Swiss Family Robinson. There is a scene in the film where the eldest son, Fritz, finds himself in a river wrestling an anaconda. Rolling over and under, again and again, knife in hand, Fritz struggles to conquer the massive snake. … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Over It?
Few of us have escaped the wretched experience of being emotionally sucker-punched, wronged, or betrayed. We didn't see it coming. This wasn't supposed to happen! Our belief that life is fair and predictable is shattered. To add insult to injury, we are often cajoled to get … [Read more...] about Why Is Forgiveness So Hard?
Humans are messy and make mistakes. It has been that way since Adam and Eve. I guess it is the human flaw. But it is present in all of us. Trying to miss the mistakes in life is like getting through an unknown minefield. It isn't likely. Here are some things I … [Read more...] about Humans Are Messy And Make Mistakes
One of the Worst Birthdays of My Life My wife and I had planned this weekend for several months. We were spending two nights at a hotel/spa out of town. Everything seemed perfect. We were away from the busyness of life and had anticipated a relaxing time of simply being in … [Read more...] about When Striving for “Truth” in Marriage Doesn’t Work (and What to Do About It!)