Hope for the Hurting
I love autumn! Living in the south, we don’t see much variation in color in the fall. So when I visit the northern states in the fall, I am dumbstruck by the beauty of God’s landscape painting of trees in every shape and hue of greens, yellows, oranges, reds,...read more
I have a tendency to compare myself to others. And I suspect I’m not alone in that. As I stop and look at the trees changing their color in fall, not one of them is the same as another. But that doesn’t make any of them less beautiful. Each individual one is...read more
I’m from the north, where the trees change color in the fall and dot the landscape with the most vibrant Crayola colors. I haven’t lived up north for a couple decades so when I have the chance to visit the northern states in the fall, anticipation wells up within me. ...read more
Have you ever had a time in your life when you experienced so much pain that perhaps you didn’t know if or how you would survive? I have. I’ve gone through times when it literally hurt to draw a breath. Times when I couldn’t pray for God to help me make it...read more
It finally happened…I had my temper tantrum with God. I remember a friend asking me quite some time ago, “Haven’t you ever had a temper tantrum with God?” I was taken aback at the question. I grew up thinking that you shouldn’t get mad at God – that getting...read more
I was thinking recently of some of the ways I'm different now than what I was like as a child. Some things haven't changed. For example, my love of all things chocolate, caramel or peanut butter hasn't changed whatsoever (bring it on!!) Conversely, my negative...read more
Henry Ford has been quoted as saying, "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." There is so much truth in that. If I think I can do something, I am likely to try, and more often than not, with enough time, practice, perseverence, I...read more
The media has given us countless story lines about misfits. Just think of Rudolph...the reindeer with the shiny nose who was laughed at and not allowed to play in all the reindeer games. Or what about that lovable, if not clueless Charlie Brown. Within his own...read more
In my estimation, I would have to say that friendship is one of God's greatest gifts. I just spend an extended weekend with a long time friend and it just felt like new life was breathed into me! It was comfortable and easy. No expectations. I didn't even have...read more
I couldn't tell you when or where I heard it, but long ago I heard the saying "Hurting people hurt people." In my line of work, I see many hurting people. The trouble is, the kinds of wounds that walk through my door for the most part aren't physical. They are...read more
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