God With Us

God With Us

“Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Immanuel,” which means “God with us” (Matt. 1:23). Mind renewal, or neuroplasticity, is a spiritual as well as a mental and physical phenomenon. Perhaps this is why many of...
With Gratitude…

With Gratitude…

Thanksgiving week is one I always love. I enjoy having a holiday that reminds me to slow down and remember the many blessings I have been given. Gratitude is so easily lost in the busy-ness of life. Will you pause with me this week and reflect? I’d love to hear...
Symphony: a metaphor for story

Symphony: a metaphor for story

There’s a song that’s popular on Christian radio called “Symphony.” A friend and I recently argued about the song being overplayed, and our banter caused me to pause and listen deeply to the words. A more intentional listen to the song prompted memories of the 7 years...
Epstein and You: Closure in the Absence of Justice

Epstein and You: Closure in the Absence of Justice

Jeffrey Epstein is in the news again, or still and again to be precise. Notoriety and intrigue follow the accused pedophile even after his “alleged suicide,” or “alleged murder,” (depending on whether you trust the forensic professional who did the autopsy or place...
Trauma and Emotions

Trauma and Emotions

Having a history of trauma leads to some predictable difficulties in life.  This post is to help you understand some of the difficult emotions you may be experiencing. There are certain emotions you experienced during your traumatic experience(s) that were incredibly...
From Dead-end to Life Abundant

From Dead-end to Life Abundant

It is true that paying attention to our heart’s desires, our personal preferences and passions, offers important clues as to our core longings and hopes and dreams.  BUT… a fruitful and successful pursuit of our dreams presupposes that we know ourselves well. ...