Each of us can be caught by envy. We look at the next person and long for what they have: the bigger home, kids, a better or happier relationship, a better job or a bigger office, to have a better body or to be richer. One of the most painful things we have to face … More Facing the Inevitable: Life Will Not Turn Out How You Planned
“Do we really need to separate our emotions from our mind, our behavior, or from our spiritual selves?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?” click on photo. Keep it Real
“Asking whether God wants us happy or whether he cares more about our character is unhelpful. Does God prefer that a person remain in their depression, feeling deeply hopeless and dark… yet have good behavior?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good For Your Mental Health,” click on photo Keep it Real
God does not want you to change everything about yourself. He wants you to be more fully human. Faith and Mental Health, Part II ___ Growing up I sat through many religious holidays and church services. When I was young, my faith gave me a community and certainty. But as I have aged, my questions … More Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?
Your presence is all the permission that you need ___ Your computer password. You are the only one who knows it. It’s unique. Like your irises and your fingerprints. It is all the permission that you need. Your password is your pass. It is permission into whatever computer system that you use. Hopefully, you have … More Why Are You Waiting for Permission?
I am excited and honored that one of my articles made it to the Patheos blog, “Grace is Messy,” hosted by Steve Austin. The article, 7 Ways that Faith Creates a Health Life can be found at this link or by clicking on the photo above. I hope that you check out my article and … More This Article Made it To the “Grace is Messy” Top Ten Posts of 2016!
For the article on Recovery: The Most Powerful Words That You Will Ever Hear, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive … More The Most Powerful, Healing Words You Will Ever Hear
A healthy mind is a healthy soul. ___ Mental health and faith can feel like two separate worlds. For many people, they look at life as either spiritual or physical/mental. Mixing the two is like trying to mix steak and Kraft Dinner. They just don’t seem to fit. But this is not healthy, because a … More The Weight of Living: Mental Health and Faith
If you want to recover, if you want to live a better life, you need a little faith. ___ Faith. The word is heavy. It carries baggage. Yours, mine and ours. Just say the word in a group and you can feel people becoming uneasy. In our society, faith is a four letter word. Faith is … More Recovery: Do You Really Need Faith to Recover?
What are the most powerful words in the English language? ___ I made the mistake of asking this question to my 15-year-old. He’s in grade 10, so I should have expected some foul language. Yup, that’s where he went. I won’t repeat what he said. I asked my wife and daughter, all I got was … More Recovery: The Most Powerful Words You Will Ever Hear