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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Essentials For Healthy Relationships

The Courage to Be Yourself

Many people think that by adopting the opinions and values of another person, they are strengthening their relationship. The more we agree about, the better off we are, right? Not exactly. Agreeing on things is great, but when it comes to relationships, authenticity is more important than similarity. When people don’t have a clear sense […]