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. Continue reading The Usefulness of “Failure”

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Husbands: Are You a Prince or a Project?

I believe in marriage. I believe that marriage can only last when a couple works at repairing and maintaining it rather than abandoning it when life as a couple becomes difficult. Marriage is one of life’s greatest blessings and rewards to me, but it still requires that I work at becoming a better husband all the time. I’ve been married for 32 years and I … Continue reading Husbands: Are You a Prince or a Project?

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 Christ, the physical manifestation of love. So in your struggles, … Continue reading We Keep Coming Back to One Conclusion

Love and…Relationship

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) but a response to another’s loving actions (a verb) toward … Continue reading Love and…Relationship

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 eyes. When we’ve been wronged and the resulting anger and … Continue reading Love and…Mercy

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 made or because the poor choices of others impacted their … Continue reading I’m Not As Broken As the Fixer