Grace and Truth – In Community

Grace and Truth – In Community

Every Thursday night, at a WGA meeting, small groups form to support one another through the thick and thin of life circumstances. Some of the stories are hard to hear.  As we listen to each other, we feel the pain and sorrow—partly out of empathy for pain...
Contentment In a Discontented World

Contentment In a Discontented World

When I have the opportunity, I like to lead a Sunday School Class on the topic of Contentment.  I usually start with an opening exercise, asking the class to finish the sentence for themselves, “If I were truly contented, then… The responses come from all over...
7 Tips for Meaningful Group Discussions

7 Tips for Meaningful Group Discussions

WGA groups are designed to help participants express their thoughts and feelings about sexuality and other interpersonal struggles they may have.  The following guidelines help them communicate clearly, directly, and personally.  It has often occurred to me that the...
The Outcome Isn’t Ours

The Outcome Isn’t Ours

“So, what’s the goal?” The question is a familiar one. It is usually asked after a WGA presentation or after our monthly orientation meeting, during the Q&A time.  I always ask for clarification to get a better handle on what the speaker wants to know: “What do...
Thoughts, Feelings…… What’s the Diff?

Thoughts, Feelings…… What’s the Diff?

The difference between thoughts and feelings and how we work with them, or more to the point, how they work on us, is really important—really, really, really important, …. Really it is! Lest the reader think I have abandoned all rules of proper communication—or that I...