Confident in God

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“Dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming” (1 John 2:28) We stand at the beginning of a new year, yes 2018 is here and for some we look at the New Year with joy and expectation meanwhile for others there may be a very […]

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Whats Left Behind

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“You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.” 1 Kings 8:25 Who will build on the legacy that we leave once we are gone? I think this […]

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Unexpected Acceptance

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It is hard to believe that we are officially in 2018, it appears the Christmas Holiday came and went so quickly. Everyone seemed to be in a rush buying gifts, going to family gatherings and just being busy. As I reflect upon the last few weeks I appreciate a few moments when we slowed down […]

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Empathy

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One of my favorite Love and Logic quotes is “Empathy opens the heart and mind to learning” (Dr. Charles Fay). Empathy is one of the most misunderstood skills to learn for most people. I like to encourage people to start their understanding of “empathy” by defining what it means in comparison to “sympathy’. Empathy is […]

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The Shattered Self

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The journey of life can be bring forth times of great joy and happiness, but on other occasion’s times of great anger, sorrow and hurt. How do we manage those feelings when we are consumed with hurt, disappointment, rejection and regret. For example, this can be seen in the paradigm of relationships. When we are […]

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“When the dust settles”

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Jesus replied…. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.  (John 16:31; NIV) Jesus speaking to his followers made a statement that left them puzzled when he […]

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A Fathers Wisdom

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Our children have a way of leaving us speechless at times.  As we invest in their lives they can cause us to laugh, cry, and throw our hands up if frustration. With all the wondrous emotions that parenthood can produce in us through out all the stages of development the one thing to consider if […]

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Kindness

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One of the first lessons we are taught as children is the virtue of kindness.  Kindness is defined as one who is friendly, generous, and considerate of others. However, as we get older in life and experience the hardness of the world we can easily lose sight of this virtue. This challenge is to show […]

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A Change of Pace

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How does someone define passion for life? There are plenty of resources available to us today that can help bring direction and help, but when you are experiencing disillusionment and despair few self-help books or even encouraging words will instill passion. However, people who are willing to listen, invest, and partner with someone can truly bring change and renew […]

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“When Oceans Rise”

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What do we do when the tide of our emotions rise, when we are being drowned in our fear, worry, assumption, powerlessness, doubt, resentment, guilt and the list may go on. When the oceans rise where does our faith stand and who do we turn to. Society would direct us to seek counsel and even […]

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