It is often easy to lack cheerfulness in your life. There is so much to be upset about that you forget all the good things. The lack of faith in God in society.The homeless and hungry throughout the world. And for many of us, even the unnecessary complaints make us grumpy … [Read more...] about A Cheerful Heart can Revive a Crushed Spirit
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Marriage: Is God Enough In Hard Times?
As a marriage counselor, I get the joy of seeing complete reconciliation of the relationship and a better marriage than in the beginning. But, at the same time, I must first walk through the valleys with people who do not see a path forward nor can imagine the outcome they hope … [Read more...] about Marriage: Is God Enough In Hard Times?
How To Be the Best Version of Yourself
If God created you and doesn’t make mistakes, why are you, me, and the other billion people on social media, in church, hanging out with friends, all trying to be something we are not, someone we are not. The constant search for identity in the world leads us to the … [Read more...] about How To Be the Best Version of Yourself
When Doubt Creeps Into Your Faith
I’d like to think that I’m a giant of faith, but the worrier in me knows better. The word ‘doubt’ isn’t supposed to enter a mature Christian’s mind, but it can, and it will, which may shake the foundation of a believer. Maybe the concept of doubt doesn’t seem like much of an … [Read more...] about When Doubt Creeps Into Your Faith
The Secret to Being Content
This past weekend I went to my 10-year high school reunion. It was fun to catch up and see people I haven’t talked to in years and get a glimpse of what they are doing and where they are in life. When we got to the reunion, we were given letters/questionnaires that we filled out … [Read more...] about The Secret to Being Content
Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress
I believe it is safe to say most of us are stressed and weary. We want the chaos and uncertainty to go away but there is no end in sight. In my last blog I talked mostly about the mindset that will help us weather the storm, but this time I want to address some practical things … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress