Falling In Love With Your Spouse

What would it feel like to fall in love with your spouse again? What would it be worth to have those feelings of the early days of your marriage? Would your life be any different if you could recapture the way you used to feel about and look at each other? I have found that […]


Attracted to Someone Who Isn’t Your Mate?

This can be a HUGE, silent minefield.

When your attention is caught, or your eyes start to wander, what should you do about it? Sometimes it’s someone on TV, in movies, or in a print/online magazine. Sometimes it’s a pornographic image or a character in a romance novel. Sometimes it’s a neighbor, a co-worker or simply someone seen in public. What to […]


What if One of My Children (or Grandchildren) is Gay?

When talking with people about the recent US Supreme Court ruling regarding gay marriage, I have found a range of emotions and responses. Some people are angry, while some seem to be numb. Others seem resigned to agree with whatever our government decrees. How should I respond if someone close to me is personally involved […]


Don’t Just Stand There

Is good always the enemy of great? Can insisting on doing everything right prevent us from taking action at all?  These are thought-provoking questions recently asked by Dr. L. Roger Owens of Pittsburg Theological Seminary. “If a Job’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Poorly” Found at: http://www.faithandleadership.com/l-roger-owens-if-job%E2%80%99s-worth-doing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-doing-poorly] When I was growing up, I was regularly given […]


You Can Be a Serious Parent Without Being Grim

For many, parenting seems to be a grim, deadly serious business. They view their responsibility as parents as being totally in control of every aspect of their children’s lives, so that their children will turn out exactly as they want them to. The desire to be successful at parenting can lead to the bi-polar choice […]


You don’t have to be a perfect person to do something great for somebody else.  It’s not just for the saints of the world.  We can all do something.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Huckabee Article Relevant Magazine, Nov./ Dec., Page 64

The Boomerang Effect

The boomerang is an ingenious device developed and used first by Australian natives as a hunting tool. The surfaces of the angular object are formed to create an air foil or wing. Air passes over the top surface more quickly than it does the bottom, providing lift. As it is thrown, lift and centrifugal force […]


(We Christian leaders) should know our neighbors’ names. We should shop at local stores and know where our food comes from. We should befriend the outsider and take the stranger into our homes. We should practice hospitality, generosity, neighborliness, and place-making. The Internet can be used to contribute to this end, but ultimately it cannot achieve this goal alone. That happens primarily ‘in the flesh.'”

Michael Frost

Michael Frost in "Christians, Engaged and Incarnate" (ChristianityToday.com/PARSE)