How to know if someone is “the one”

There are a lot of questions when dating or talking to someone you are interested in.  In the beginning stages, you might think:  Do they like me?  Do they think I’m attractive?  Will they call me again?  Will they run the other way when they see the worst sides of myself?  Do I have somethingContinue reading “How to know if someone is “the one””

COVID-19 Blessings

I have taken a lot of things in my life for granted. And now, with all the “extra” stuff in life stripped away, I’m left with the “essentials”. Honestly, I’m still sitting pretty as I have not lost a person to the virus and I am not financially struggling. But, there are still things inContinue reading “COVID-19 Blessings”

Success – it is not a secret

What is success? Many people spend their whole lives being “successful.”  But what does that really mean?  Is it the American dream? Is it having the golden retriever in the big backyard with the white picket fence, a large house, driving a Cadillac or a sports car, having several children who also grow up toContinue reading “Success – it is not a secret”

Five ideas for your quarantine evening

For all of those who are now at home, without five billion activities to rush to, without sports, without even an office to go to . . . We all may become very tired of the house we live in and eager to do something other than watching the news or scrolling through social media.  I haveContinue reading “Five ideas for your quarantine evening”

When life gives you valleys

“For you, O God, have tested us;     you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net;     you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads;     we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance” (PsalmContinue reading “When life gives you valleys”

Apologetics 101

If theism (God exists) is a blue pair of glasses, atheism (There is no God) is a red pair, and pantheism (God equals the universe) is purple; how do we, who are seeing the color blue, explain the color blue to someone who can only see red?  Well, in the end, God himself has toContinue reading “Apologetics 101”

Finding self-worth in a world of emptiness

I love to please people. I work hard to achieve things – stupid, meaningless things or accomplishments that I think people will love me for . . . Only to wind up feeling empty.   I grew up with a brilliant older brother who is a CPA certified accountant. For some reason, I always believed, noContinue reading “Finding self-worth in a world of emptiness”

Escaping the whirlpool of worry

If you are anything like me, you worry about what you cannot control. You worry about things out of your reach. You worry about the unknown future, what tomorrow will bring, and sometimes, it becomes a tidal wave of turbulence that tends to knock your breath away. Have you ever been caught in a riptide?Continue reading “Escaping the whirlpool of worry”

Surviving a spiritual desert

Sometimes life can be completely and utterly exhausting. I’m talking stress from work, family, or money issues to being mentally spent or physically tired.  Sometimes, life can seem like one day floats into another one… especially when we are all stuck at home all day waiting for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. It canContinue reading “Surviving a spiritual desert”

On the altar of love

Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on the level of lockdown your county or state is under and definitely no wide-scale egg hunt. But maybe… Easter was more intimate. You were able to share a special time with your immediate family andContinue reading “On the altar of love”