A parent’s nightmare. And we’ve all lived it: a screaming child at the store. Each of us knows the suffering. All eyes in the store are staring at the parent, not the child. The child seems uncajolable. The sound travels out the doors. Is there anything a parent can do? At the Read More ….
When the discussion of goals, projects, and to-do lists comes up, so does the topic of organization. Even though I don’t have long to-do lists or year-long goals. I do need to organize. During the recent cold spell in Texas, I hauled my laptop to the living room where it Read More ….
Finally. That was my first response to Dr. Earl Henslin’s book This is Your Brain on Joy. Finally, a psychologist who recognizes the spiritually of a person. Finally, a Christian who understands the physical aspects of mental illness. Dr. Henslin explains how the brain works and how each area of Read More ….
In my last blog post, I told you I don’t have goals; I have priorities. While some think this is just an issue of semantics, I differ. Goals are an end. Once met, it’s over. For me to have goals means I must complete it. A goal can become so Read More ….
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this (Ps. 37:4-5 NIV). I’ve been wandering aimlessly recently. So many good projects, so many good causes, so many good books. While wandering I’ve been unsettled, feeling like whichever Read More ….
“As I read such admirable paths many take to set goals, define strategies using fancy programs, guides, forms, books and spreadsheets, the only thing that spreads is my confusion.” “Is anyone else just so weary of to-do lists?” “I find trying to keep to the goals and plans and organizing Read More ….
“…the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running,” Luke 2:15 (MSG) The kings “entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled Read More ….
Holidays are stressful enough. When a loved one suffers with a mental illness, it can be overwhelming for both of you. We all have visions of perfect meals with the smiling family all around. We also try to hard to make it easy for our loved one, who may only Read More ….
Now that the Thanksgiving celebration is closing. It’s time to reflect. Dinners, family, football, and dare I say, shopping sometimes takes our thoughts away from all that Thanksgiving can mean. Of course. we don’t want to miss the thanking part. And we don’t want the thanking to stop as we Read More ….
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” I Thess 5:16-18 (MSG) What? I’m supposed to go around with a happy face pasted on? Days when our loved ones’ mental illness is causing great distress for everyone, it is hard to even think about Read More ….