"Grieving is a Gift" may not settle well with you. One doesn't realize how much effort grieving takes until life hands you a situation with which you experience grief. Grief and grieving aren't just for death. You can experience grief in the loss of a job, friendship, a move, divorce, a child marrying... the list … Continue reading Grieving is a Gift
In 2008, I had two friends suddenly lose their husbands within a few months of one another. Since we were only in our 40s at the time, this was a real shock and it got me thinking about the reality of life and death. How one moment in time can forever change your life. Both … Continue reading Four Ways to Support Grieving Friends
Reaching out to those who are lacking. Changing our attitude toward them
If you taped yourself, what would you hear. Let's practice what we speak.
You had a great life planned out. But here you are changing diapers, running a vacuum cleaner and planning daily meals. Or maybe typing business notes for your boss or scrubbing floors at a restaurant. How did you end up here? And how are you going to make any difference in the world doing this? … Continue reading How Your Simple Life Can Leave an Eternal Legacy
I've heard the admonishment that each of us should not only have a mentor but be a mentor as well. Are you turning back to give someone behind you a hand? This little guide will help you do it.
This week we have been focusing on the Great Commission. Glenae spoke of how our very lives should be a witness for Christ. And that is a very good place to start. But I wonder, "When was the last time you led someone to Christ or even shared the gospel with a non-believer?" This weekend, … Continue reading Sharing the Gospel: You CAN Do It
Comfort Spiritually, when we think of comfort, we probably think of consoling someone in their grief or loss. And this would be something that we naturally do. We also think of how God comforts us through our sorrows. But let's think for a moment about how much comfort we should expect to receive. As Christians, … Continue reading Does God Comfort Us to Make us Comfortable?
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we'll soon have family and friends around the table. So I asked my friend, Sue Donaldson to share a little about hospitality Hospitality is Hard: How to Host Without Complaining I’ll do hospitality, but can’t I complain? (Just a little?) There are some gray areas in Scripture, but … Continue reading How to Host Without Complaining
What's a Christian to Say when spoken against? In recent posts, I raised the questions about how we, as Christians, should respond spoken against. I felt the need to back up a bit and talk about Living for Jesus When People Ask And now, the final point. Return good for evil when spoken out against. … Continue reading What’s a Christian to Say When, pt3