BALANCING WORK AND LEISURE
leisure steals our joy and strips us of our desire to
CHALLENGING YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM
CONFESSIONS OF A PROCRASTINATOR
So, what are you avoiding? And why?
CONSUMED BY ANGER
As we talked, his anger boiled over and spilled across him. Of course, he was disappointed and hurt by what his friend had done, but it was his anger that was scalding his soul.
DEALING WITH A MEDDLING IN-LAW
DEEPENING SPIRITUAL BONDS IN MARRIAGE
DOVE CHOCOLATE INSPIRATION
Usually, the messages that come in Chinese fortune cookies or Dove chocolate wrappers seem trite or so obvious they hardly need to be repeated on a slip of paper. This message, however, made me stop and think.
Since I have started reflecting on my responses to drama in my life, I seem to be identifying a steady stream of strategies that are helping me slice through the troublesome nature of drama and move more fully into keeping my soul in a state of deeper peacefulness.
When abundance shrinks from our lives or our
feel depleted of joy, it may be that we are being offered an
invitation to move toward a change.
EVEN CARS ARE HOLY
They are an amazing gift to life, really —automobiles.
FEAR OF DYING
FEAR OF GOD'S JUDGMENT
The undercurrent of angst that runs through our lives and our culture steals our joy, shaves off our hope, and leaves us feeling slightly sick and not knowing why.
FINDING GOD IN SILENCE
What good is it to be that silent? It can't be healthy. Surely we're meant to be interacting verbally with each other. What about joy, laughter, and playfulness?
FIVE WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR MONEY
Money, the medium of exchange that is so critical to our daily lives, is sometimes in very short supply—especially during the holidays, when we are encouraged (and expected) to spend, spend, spend. But money worries for many of us are not limited to holiday bills.
GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS
I guess the question I ask myself during the season of Advent is, “If I were going to meet God, how would I want to do it?"
GETTING USED TO DISAPPOINTMENT
Disappointment is not just the other side of hope, it exists at the edge of hope. Where hope and disappointment meet there is tension.
HEARING GOD'S VOICE
God speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes it is through a voice that we can
hear. Sometimes it is through a peace that flows over our heart.
HOW TO LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY
The way I have found to love unconditionally and maintain accountability is by separating my personal feelings from the hard, grounded truth of the love itself.
Balance is a big topic these days. We long for it, we read about it, we get therapy to find it, we go to church hoping God will give it to us. Yet, as much as we try to capture or achieve it, it seems strangely elusive – it’s a little like trying to catch the moon.