No one likes suffering. I hate it. And yet I know that in suffering I have learned love and compassion to a greater degree than in any other way.
It is so easy and automatic to pray selfish prayers. It is so easy to assume our agenda is God’s agenda.
Continue reading Suffering Is The Greatest Opportunity
I’ve remained silent on issues related to COVID-19 for a while now because I feel the need to be intellectually honest enough to admit when the jury’s still out – when conflicting scientific sources surface regularly.
Continue reading During the Pandemic, I’m Concerned About Our Love
This is a divine reset. What you do with it could determine the next ten years of your life. What will you do?
Have you ever felt a sudden swoon of warmth and affection and immediately professed your love and affection to someone? You know, sometimes it’s so hard to feel the affection you’ve felt before for a spouse, child, or loved one. Sometimes affection seems so easy and close at hand. Others, it’s a distant memory you try to reinstitute through ritual or practice.
Continue reading Is It Love? Or Blood Sugar?
It’s easy to make a strong argument from either angle: Either God absolutely loves you with an unflinching, never-giving-up, always and forever love, OR God talks about love but really just wants you to do the right thing or He’ll punish you.
Continue reading Does God Really Care About Me?
“The biggest communication problem is that we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply.”Unknown
How many times have you “patiently” waited for someone to finish speaking so you could complete your thought? Under the wrong circumstances, we treat pauses as a necessary evil to allow the other person to speak – but only so we will have earned the right to speak more.
Continue reading The Biggest Problem People Have Communicating
Have you ever been to the hospital and the doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse spoke to like you’re little more than an adorable idiot?
Ever called customer service and been asked, “Have you tried restarting your computer, sir?”
Continue reading We All Think We Know Better Than Someone Else
So you don’t believe you have a destiny… Got it. Probably not the ideal article for you to read, then. It won’t hurt my feelings if you tune out. For those of you who DO or who MIGHT think you have a destiny, I’m talking to you.
Continue reading Have You Tried to Mind Game Yourself Into Your Destiny?
I live in two different worlds: the blog world and the journal world. One is painfully public and the other painfully private. I don’t write privately for an audience in the same way, so I occasionally get to the conclusion faster.
Continue reading If You Bottled Up Your Life’s Message, What Would It Say?