Thoughts For Maundy Thursday

Being Loved In Our Frailty

Ross King’s Leonardo and the Last Supper is an endlessly fascinating history of one of the world’s greatest artists and one of the most well-known works of art in history. You don’t have to be interested in art or especially religious to know “The Last Supper”. It’s been copied and referenced in thousands of places. […]

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 […]

Be Back Soon!

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

Know What You Want

Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of the most helpful and successful books on leadership and growth ever written. I read the book for the first time 15 years ago. All of the habits have been useful, but one has come to my mind more frequently than the others. “Begin with […]

A New Series!

The Essentials For Healthy Relationships

I am easily distracted. I enjoy thinking about lots of different things and writing about lots of different things. That can make this blog a bit unpredictable. One thing that has been deep in my heart from day 1 of producing the blog has been relationships. If I could give my readers one thing and […]

Thoughts of Mom

Lives on the Periphery

She normally had the beach to herself. She always woke up long before daylight, a habit honed from necessity rather than preference. While others slept, she enjoyed the calm before the chaos of the day began. Long before the sunburns and the sandcastles, before the frisbees flew and kites fluttered, she walked, scanning the Atlantic […]

Why We Hate Honesty

The Challenge of Safety

Ok, we don’t hate honesty completely. In fact, it’s a character trait that we love in others. We admire honesty. We expect others to be honest with us. When it comes time for us to be honest, however, we find that it can be really difficult. This is especially true when it comes to being […]