As we face this time in our history, in the middle of a pandemic, it seems that it has created in almost everyone an uncertainty of life. Things that we have in our entire lifetime taken for granted all of a sudden have become insecure. Things as big as basketball with March Madness, golf and … More Where is our Trust?
Someone once said the journey for each of us is to find ourselves, accept ourselves, be ourselves. Find yourself. Jesus said we find ourselves by losing ourselves (Matthew 10:39). And what Jesus means, of course, is that we start living life selflessly. Alcoholics Anonymous says whatever our circumstances, we believe in the sovereignty of God … More Find Yourself, Accept Yourself, Be Yourself
Paul Harvey once told the story of a man who saved for a longtime to buy his dream car. Two days after driving it off the showroom floor, his wife was driving it and got into a fender-bender. She knew her husband would be devastated, and she surveyed the damage in tears. When asked to … More What Can Separate You from the Love of God in 2020?
A man lived in the tombs. He was a throwaway person. And society had tossed him. They chained him hand and foot. But he broke the chains and streaked naked in the valley below. Scars, like tattoos covered his body. His shame exposed for the whole community to witness. He had no stronghold. No shoulder … More Finding the Ultimate Secure Attachment
Consistency is the key to the process of change. And I’ve told people for years that the most important thing to do when seeking change is to show up every day in a small way. I believe the people who just show up (those who do the right thing on a consistent basis), whether it’s … More The Consistency Principle
One of Anne Lamott’s friends said mournfully that he’d lived his life like the professor on Gilligan’s Island. While he found time to fashion generators out of palm fronds, vaccines out of algae, he never got down to fixing that huge hole in the boat so he could go home. Then Lamont asks, “How many … More The Hole in the Soul
I hear voices. You hear voices, too. Most of the time these voices are echoes of the past. Something my mother told me. Something my father once said. Then there’s that tiny voice inside my head that wants to speak for me. It tries to keep me bottled up in shame. “Remember when you ______________” … More How Does God Talk?