The Usefulness of “Failure”

True failure is not about making mistakes at all; nor is it about unmet expectations by ourselves or on the part of others. True failure, in my view, only occurs when people choose to give up in the midst of opportunity.

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Your Exposure to Suicide is More Common Than You Think

If you've never known someone who has actually taken their own life, you most certainly have been around family, friends, or coworkers who have thought seriously about it, whether you realized it or not.

We Keep Coming Back to One Conclusion

No matter the type of relationship you are in; no matter what circumstance you are in; no matter the belief system from which you come, LOVE is always the answer. Our creator, whom we call God, is in His very essence, love. When we choose love, we choose God. When we choose God, we choose … Continue reading We Keep Coming Back to One Conclusion

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…

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