Courage to Correct or be Corrected

Courage to Correct or be Corrected “I thought about calling you, last night,” a friend shared. “My co-technicians met for dinner and as usual I looked forward to seeing everyone. But as the evening progressed the conversation took an unusual nose-dive into gossiping about co-workers which made me very uncomfortable.…

Kaleidoscope Melding of Relationships

The Celebration of Jim’s life which spawned the blending of families and friends as well as a reunion of Temple Baptist former members, has been satisfying as well as comforting.  Responses and several small events that illuminated delightful configurations of melding relationships along with an outpouring of additional tributes…

Kaleidoscope of Celebration

‘To God Be The Glory”, the theme for The Celebration of Life Service for my dear husband, Jim, was underlined many times in his Bible and characterized how he lived. As I reflected on family, church members, guests, variety of music and solos, prayers, heartfelt sharing, and messages for some…

Courage to Change

It’s no secret that transitioning from familiar old ways to new ones often carries with it a degree of emotional discomfort. Heavenly Help, Revolving Doors, Courage to Speak and Courage to Understand discussed risks and benefits involved in stepping out of our comfort areas which have been magnified with…

Courage to Understand

Discovering personality-type resembles having a hearing test to explain what you don’t know for sure. Some resist hearing tests assuming they hear well enough, or to avoid expense for something that can’t be worn, driven, eaten, or enjoyed. I had my first hearing test when I was 79…

Courage to Speak

Introverts struggle with gaining the floor to comment or ask a question. Introverted seminar attenders often wait until the crowd has cleared and they stand in line to ask questions privately.  Very often the questioner is an INFJ who just cannot settle on a profile.  After hearing their questions, I…

Revolving Doors--Paths to Purpose

Revolving doors have been around for a long time. You’ve been in them.  Sometimes they’re hard to push and at other times move quickly from strong arms in the section behind you.  But the brief trips end up in altogether new environments, including exciting, life-changing involvements, the source…

Heavenly Help

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep; If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.   God is great and God is good, and we thank Him for our food. By his hand we all…

Protecting Relationships

Long-lasting hurts stemming from thoughtless dialogue, unreturned or broken possessions, promises and unpaid debts damages and often destroys precious relationships with family and friends. Comments, emails and phone visits based on last week’s Restoring Confidence has inspired this week’s blog.  Becky wrote: I like the blog! Oh, my,…

Restoring Confidence

Recent cries for explanation accompanying the hurt, anger and turmoil when leaders, spiritual, political and parental let loyal supporters down through broken promises, selfish behavior or immorality.  We’ve all known people who become discontent with a relative, minister, member or club leader quit attending worship or club. And even…