Healthy Living Personal Development Relationships

Before We Die, Let Us Live

What do you believe about God? Do you believe God will let us live after we die? I have read many books, talked to hundreds of people and sat in multiple dozens of classes and church services to understand what others believe and to distill it into a belief for me. After all of this […]

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Healthy Living Personal Development Relationships

The Questions You Answer

Have you ever questioned the meaning life? Have you ever felt overwhelmed and confused in seeking the answers? You’re not alone. All around the world, people have sought the answer to meaning of life questions. When you feel this way, it can help to read someone else’s perspective to gain insight for yourself. Sometimes, the […]

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Healthy Living Personal Development Relationships

A Letter Could Change A Life

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. The U.S. Postal Service began the effort in 2001 to “raise awareness of the importance and historical significance of card and letter writing.” Do you have a letter you’ve kept because of the words of wisdom contained in it? Maybe you have words of wisdom to send […]

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Healthy Living Personal Development Relationships

How to get out of hangover hell

Do you consider alcohol as your way to decompress from a long day at work? Perhaps, you use it to wind down and fall asleep easier. Of course, you need tools to help you manage the stress of life.  Yet, overindulgence can affect your work performance and other relationships in ways which can cause irreparable […]

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Christian living Disabilities Disability Meditation Personal Development Relationships Special Needs Spirituality

Finding a community of love and acceptance

Author’s note: Our sympathies to the L’Arche International communities who are mourning the loss of their founder today (May 7, 2019). Click here for a full obituary in the Washington Post. As a writer and a counselor, I’ve encountered thousands of people. Only a few, though, have invited me to explore my experience of presence […]

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Christian living Disabilities Grief and Loss Healthy Living Meditation Relationships Special Needs Spirituality Stress

Your diagram for creative living through suffering

An agreement with the concept that God allows suffering or somehow meters it out through the fine science and art of not “giving us more than we can bear” is a cruel, malevolent description of God’s role.

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Communication Divorce Families Healthy Eating Healthy Living Relationships Uncategorized Work stress

Go slow with chili peppers and conflict

Professional and personal relationships can be challenging, especially if there’s a conflict. Somedays, they are like chili peppers. In looking at the pepper, you believe it won’t be that bad and you can handle it, but once you bite into it, you’re committed. Even if you spit out the bite as soon as you perceive […]

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Divorce Families Relationships Uncategorized

Mediating the Amazon

High profile divorces can provide fodder for the gossip rags such as the National Enquirer for years. That’s if divorcing couples choose the traditional route of hiring attorneys to divvy up the assets a couple built together and it goes to trial instead of mediation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos might consider thinking outside of the […]

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Healthy Living Meditation Mental health Relationships

Received damaged and healed by love

Those look like God’s initials on the sticker. Or at least a nudge from the United States Postal Service to remind me of how God receives me when I approach Him. It’s hard to tell whose initials, though, because of the size of the script. Yet, it’s a reminder of how God communicates to us […]

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Your Search For Meaning

If you are too young to have experienced George W. Bush as your president, I hope the week’s reflections of his life will give you inspiration to find a way to be of service as a new wave of a “Thousand Points of Life.” If you are old enough to have lived under his presidency, […]

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