It seems that many people are easily offended these days. The more we talk about the need for tolerance, diversity, peace, and harmony, the more we seem to become intolerant, segregated, angry and unruly. I'm not suggesting we just lie down and allow people to do what they will and forget about being a civilized … Continue reading Love and … Overlooking an Offense
God is love, as we've established in a previous blog via 1 John 4.8,16. He is the essence of, the origin of, and the definition of love. Love is, more often than not, a verb (an action) that is done for the betterment of another. What we identify as love is not emotion (a noun) … Continue reading Love and…Relationship
Just as there are many words for sugar hidden on ingredient labels, there are several words and concepts for love strategically and subtly positioned within the pages of the holy bible. One of these words is MERCY. To extend mercy is to withhold the wrath that someone who has offended us actually deserves in our … Continue reading Love and…Mercy
It's nearly 2018! I am so excited about showing you how to better understand love in all different kinds of relationships, beginning next week. I think you'll be surprised at just how important real love is. Remember that love can only be a noun after it has been a verb! Until next week, blessings upon … Continue reading Love is…
Darkness takes for itself; love gives of itself.
God has a way of teaching us valuable lessons through everyday living, doesn't He? As a counselor and coach you would think my job would be all about the idea of "fixing" people. After all, everyone has a reason for doing what they do, right? They are hurting and broken, either because of choices they've … Continue reading I’m Not As Broken As the Fixer
I was eating lunch outside the office building where I work this week. It was a beautiful day with relatively few people close by (relatively few for Chicago anyway). No trees or much in the way of greenery nearby but it was a great time of peaceful reflection. Suddenly, from out of nowhere it seemed, … Continue reading I Haven’t Forgotten
I've been waiting on a new position for some time now. I'm usually a patient person, but after more than 100 resumes with very little response, waiting on the Lord's provision can become, shall we say, tight. I don't mind waiting for myself, but when the wait also involves my family, I become even more … Continue reading Patience is More Than a Virtue
The battles of this life do not have to get the better of us. There are other options.
I use Google Maps...a lot. There can be no question where Google "thinks" your destination is. But as with all things, Google Maps isn't perfect. Until I contacted Google to make some corrections, anyone who looked for my house heard the words "You have arrived" in the middle of a cornfield a half mile from … Continue reading You Are Here