Bigger, More, and Better?

Bigger, More, and Better?

All flesh is like grass, the glory of man like the flowers, both of which wither and fall away. But the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1:24-25 This verse defines 2017, doesn’t it? Each year seems to increasingly be about investing in earthly things,...
Dear Friend, I’m Jealous of You

Dear Friend, I’m Jealous of You

Dear Friend, I’m jealous of you. Not all the time, but this time of year especially. When I go in the stores with all of the things I want, you come to mind. You’ve got a bigger house with lots of rooms to decorate and have space for the cool things...
10 Ways To Simplify During The Holidays

10 Ways To Simplify During The Holidays

Another holiday has come and gone. A good holiday. One full of gratitude, family, and thanksgiving. How was your holiday? I hope it was a day on which you could give thanks. The holiday season usually causes me angst. I like the lights of Christmas, but I don’t...
Best of 2013: Why I (H-A-T-E) the Holidays:

Best of 2013: Why I (H-A-T-E) the Holidays:

I posted this article last year and was called by the Rikki Lake Show. While I didn’t hate the holidays enough to make the show, there were many responses that resonated with this post.  I have a love-hate relationship with the holidays.  It’s the...
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...