Love and…Mercy

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

Love is…

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…

The Essence of Love

Darkness takes for itself; love gives of itself.

I’m Not As Broken As the Fixer

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 Haven’t Forgotten

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

That’s Not Mine!

The battles of this life do not have to get the better of us. There are other options.

How Mr. Spock Helped Me Find Jesus

There was Mr. my home, consistently, week after week, coming up with solutions to life's problems...he helped me see that what God offered my life is what I needed.