September is National Suicide Prevention Month. I have an all too intimate knowledge and experience with suicide. It has left behind an ugly trauma that rears a hideous head from time to time, attempting to erase life and suck away joy. As a therapeutic exercise for myself, I wrote the bulk of the post youContinue reading “Suicide. . . Grief, Healing, and Hope”
I have seen and experienced the devastation and relational destruction of the hoarding disorder. Because of my career in property management, I’ve worked on the clean-up of such homes. I’ve also experienced the relational fallout of a parent who struggled with level five hoarding.
The title question is the first recorded prayer of Saul more commonly referred to as Paul after his encounter with Jesus. Have you ever wrestled with the question, “Who are you, Lord?” I mean really pondered it or even asked God as Saul did.
Recently, I shared with a young person that decisions in life are like coming to a fork in the road. The direction we choose sets a course for our life. No matter how we arrive at forks, at that point, we have the opportunity to make a choice that leads us on a path forContinue reading “Fork in the Road”
One of the benefits I have gained from years of journaling is a record of spiritual mile markers. What is a spiritual mile marker? I think of them as a particular point in one’s life when you learned a valuable lesson about God and His character.
I have been gone from the blog presence on an unplanned hiatus. Life slammed my emotions, mental health, finances, and my body. Hmmm… doesn’t that sound a bit like Job? Comparatively, my circumstances are not that drastic. Nor have I been thrown in a den of lions like Daniel, sold into slavery like Joseph, beatenContinue reading “Not Crushed”
Those who read part one of Sprayed by a Skunk may be curious about the same thing my boss was. He asked me, “Have you ever been sprayed by a skunk?” My answer inspired a story that was later shared during the morning devotions at the Christian school where I was working.
I once worked at a Christian school where all the staff were required to attend training. There was a small group so we carpooled and while driving home the school administrator asked me, “Have you ever been sprayed by a skunk?”
Recently, I was invited to write a guest post for Devotional Treasurers. Alan Kearns, authors this daily blog that includes: a devotional reading and featured song. I am reposting my guest contribution for readers who may not have seen Alan’s blog. I included the song he chose to compliment this writing. Alan has a realContinue reading “A Dry Well”
A dear friend and I enjoyed tea together this week. It’s been over a year since we have savored the pleasure of in-person conversation. It was wonderful to catch up with one another. During our conversation, I mentioned that the past year has been one of much growth for me. I stated that the processContinue reading “Good Friction”