Perhaps you’ve noticed the growing trend to choose a word of the year in January. Why choose a word of the year? The traditional litany of New Year’s resolutions can get old. Not only that, but statistics show that 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail. And let’s face it, by mid-January or early February, many … Continue reading Choosing a Word of the Year: Is it Helpful?
I’m a nostalgic person. You know, someone who likes to reminisce the past. Even certain foods and smells cause me to recollect special memories and favorite people. For example, I have cinnamon scented candles and Scentsy in my house because it makes me feel homey and reminds me of my mother who is now in … Continue reading Forward Motion
I like making to-do lists. I write daily lists and I schedule things on my desk and phone calendar for future tasks and events. I also make goals for the year. After jotting down my chores, tasks, and goals, I feel organized and in control, that is until…I don’t complete all the checkoffs on my … Continue reading The one thing we all need to do in 2018
Christmastime can be extremely difficult for those who have suffered a death or loss. Rather than bringing tidings of great joy, Christmas ushers in reminders and painful memories. What if you could see grief on a map? I have a feeling all across the globe, we would see millions of tiny specks representing those who … Continue reading Not Everyone is Joyful at Christmas: How We Can Pray
The Bible calls us to be compassionate. It also tells us to help a fellow Christian if they are overcome by sin. Compassion and pointing out sin don't seem to go together, do they? The idea of confronting another believer with a sin issue can be daunting, to say the least—especially in today’s culture. So, … Continue reading Compassion Versus Enabling of Sin
One of the most important lessons we can learn is how to respond wisely when we are wronged. Unless you live on a private desert island—you will be wronged. Many times Christians are shocked when they are hurt by another believer. But the truth is, even Christians hurt each other and have disagreements. We are … Continue reading Facing Conflict: How to Respond Rightly When You’re Wronged by Another Believer