When Your What If Becomes Reality

When Your What If Becomes Reality

Are you there? Are your kids there? Has the, “What if…” become real? Has fear morphed into reality? How do we access that rainbow of hope in the midst of hard? What if I get cancer? What if I get Covid? What if I don’t make the team? What if I lose my job? What if my...
Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 2)

Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 2)

In my last article, I opened up the topic of Coping Mechanisms and talked about some of the ways we cope with stress and just life in general in negative ways. I posed a number of questions to help you to analyze the behaviors that you are coping with and cast a...
Trusting God in the Hard Times

Trusting God in the Hard Times

Trusting God in the easy times isn’t really trusting.  When life is easy, trusting God is like watching your favorite TV show.  You set aside the time, pay attention and keep all distractions at bay because it suits you.  It interests you.  Every episode serves up the...
Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 1)

Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 1)

“Coping mechanisms are the strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage painful or difficult emotions. Coping mechanisms can help people adjust to stressful events while helping them maintain their emotional well-being.” –...
Thoughts on Intimacy

Thoughts on Intimacy

You overheard your co-workers discussing “intimate relationships.”  Several single people were saying their “relationships are intimate.”  You know they are not married.  What thoughts about the nature of those relationships come to mind? I have been researching and...