Maybe tomorrow we can all wear 42…..

  At our practice, several of our counselors are certified to work with grief and trauma.  Our days are spent being present in the therapy room with another human who has been deeply wounded and is working towards new awareness as well as mental and emotional health.  As I have reflected on the conflict and … Read moreMaybe tomorrow we can all wear 42…..

“We Need the Armor of God”

As believers, we are constantly in a war. Not with flesh and blood entities, but in the spiritual realm. God provides us with the armor we need to fight these spiritual battles. He gives us the belt of truth, body armor of righteousness, shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and … Read more“We Need the Armor of God”

Mother’s Day – A Day of Ambivalence

Grief is layered. Love is vulnerable. Forgiveness is a mysterious healer. Being willing to love well will require us to risk experiencing great loss. For many Mother’s Day brings both joy and sadness and they are reminded that there is much to be thankful for and much to grieve. Living healthy requires the ability to do both… sometimes on the same day…

Abandoning the “Should”

The problem is – “should” is quick and dirty. I can analyze what is and what “should” be and spit it out in a simple sentence. Reaching for the truthful standard while offering understanding for who I am, forgiveness for who I am not and encouragement to reach toward goodness requires more. Typically, it takes five thoughtful sentences to do the job. This may seem like semantics, but how these desires are framed in our belief system is the difference between a life of joy and peace… or one of anxiety, futility and despair.