Hope For Holiday Relationships

Hope For Holiday Relationships

I have the poem “Do It Anyway” by Mother Theresa in my counseling office. It makes me strong and gives me hope for holiday relationships. It was given to me by a friend in a Christmas letter in 2005. It’s timeless. The truths are essential for...
When Things Change, God Doesn’t

When Things Change, God Doesn’t

“Every good and perfect gift comes from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who doesn’t change like shifting shadows” James 1:17 (NIV) This weekend I’ll be speaking to a group of women in Wisconsin on James 1:17.  The...
The Power of Honoring Our Stories

The Power of Honoring Our Stories

I sat across from her. In the glow of the restaurant, she looked away and spoke from her pain. She was honest with me. I heard and understood her. The book of her life opened.  It began making sense to me. In it, I saw layers of pain, remorse, grief and regret. How...
What Is Needed For Restoring Relationships

What Is Needed For Restoring Relationships

When I look out on the sea of faces, some young, some old, I see tears, heartache and unspoken pain. It’s behind the beautiful demeanor, but present all the same. When I speak on broken relationships, faces of hurting people is the universal language spoken by...

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