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 ….
“…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 ….
“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 ….
I confess. I like to read apocalypse fiction. Sometimes it’s for the humor of it: Doesn’t everyone understand the impossibility of an earthquake so massive that Las Vegas becomes a beach town? Other disaster stories make me think: What if I were in that situation? How would I respond? That’s Read More ….
“Will you PUULLEEZZE go outside and play?” Words I remember from my childhood. Not because I was sitting in front of a video device too long, but because I was probably playing and running throughout the house. Yes, and those words were sometimes said when it was raining. Nowadays times Read More ….
I consider myself prepared for most anything; whether it’s a flat tire (tow service) or a natural disaster (back-up power). But as I’ve thought about these preparations this month, I wondered if there are some things you just can’t prepare for. I’ve come to the conclusion: Yes. Let me give Read More ….
September is National Preparedness Month. Often when talking about preparation, prepping, thoughts turn to be ready for a disaster of some kind. There are other ways that you can, and probably should, get ready. Back to school. September is the traditional return to school month, although many schools start in August Read More ….