When Anxiety Takes Control

3 Ways To Find Some Relief

Life is unpredictable. When the twists and turns are mild the unexpected can be pleasant, but sometimes our lives are changed dramatically in ways we couldn’t have imagined. When that happens, just making it through the day becomes a challenge. Anxiety is what we feel when the uncertainty of life becomes overwhelming. Our minds frantically […]

A Prayer For Contentment

The following prayer is from William Barclay’s “More Prayers For the Plain Man”. Though it was written in 1962, it is especially applicable today. I hope you find it as helpful as I did.     “O God, keep me from grumbling. I am quite well aware – from experience – that there is no […]

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Taking a Break

My blog is going on a brief hiatus! I’ve always enjoyed writing this blog. I hope that it is a benefit to those who read it, and if it benefits you, I hope you pass word of it along to others. I’ve struggled to supply content to the blog for the past few months. I […]

How To Survive

Encouragement for Those Who've Lost Someone To Suicide

National Suicide Awareness Day was this week and I was glad to see so many people speak out about suicide. Their encouragement to those struggling with depression was the best use of social media I have witnessed in a while. I join them in pleading with anyone who is dealing with depression or is having […]

How To Make The Most of Your Minutes

In the words of the immortal Ferris Buehler, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”Or if you are not a fan of 1980’s movies, the words of Benjamin Franklin might be more fitting, ‘Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for […]

The Essentials For Healthy Relationships

Three Steps For Avoiding Relational Disaster

The last essential for healthy relationships is a three-step process that will help you avoid relational disasters. Most broken hearts come from trusting people that later turn out to be untrustworthy. We have invested so much of our selves at that point, that ending the relationship is incredibly painful. Many people try to prolong the […]