Stuck Still Seeking Acceptance

2-24-20 Dear Blog-Reader-Friends; I had planned to tell you this week that due to illness in my family I would not be writing a blog, but this comment came in and changed my mind. Perhaps this will wrap up our discussion regarding understanding, navigating, getting unstuck, forgiveness and all the…

Shifting Entrenched Stuckness Toward Growth

Feb. 17, 2020 I had no idea how sorely needed this subject was until the arrival of Comments and emails. “This post {Being Kind} reminds me of how our stuckness affects others and how others stuckness affects us-and how that can create even more entrenched stuckness. It is especially hard…

Being Kind Can Lead to Stuckness

“Until I read the Stuckness blogs,” Ann shared, “I didn’t realize how stuck I had become for being kind to a needy lady. Years ago, as a new Christian, I felt it my duty to give a lady who had experienced abuse from her husband a place to stay…

Exchanging Stuckness for Freedom and Joy

Men and women of every type deal with the trials of life that create stuckness whether physical, medical, financial or emotional. Everyone approaches positive solutions in different ways depending on their Personality-Temperament. However, encouragement and direction come from many sources as we all work together helping one another tackle life…

Navigating Relationship Stuckness

A Blogger-reader sent the following: “I was tracking with you until the idea of stuckness within a relationship, particularly an unresolved heated argument was described. I think that has hit a nerve. I do not see that tension changing with further communication. I believe bringing it up would just bring…

Identifying ‘Stuckness’

Have you ever felt stuck? You may be as surprised how often that common phenomenon bugs our world today.  Our focus today describing four varieties of stuckness begins with ‘physical stuckness’. We’ve all been stuck in traffic, weather-related stuckness, vehicle or airplane stuckness, or power outage stuckness. Situations beyond…

Understanding Entitlement and Personality Changes

The word Entitlement came up in a class as we discussed how easy it is to help someone to the point of enabling them to where they feel entitled to call all the shots and demand certain behavior from their caregivers. Then, one of the members said "The poor or…

Communication and Relationship Gems for 2020

As I pulled a book from our library a tattered piece of yellowed paper slipped to the floor. I retrieved it and briefly read the article from years ago discovering that the message spoke to me afresh. Immediately I thought of sharing it with you, my Blogger-Readers Family. The story…

Maybe Overwhelmed But Always Overshadowed

The idea for this blog resulted from a study-meeting with young women who also shared concerns for family and friends. Being overwhelmed is a common problem, especially at this time of the year. From them and others, I’ve compiled a mere list of 14 common frustrations. Check those that…

Season of Sacrificial Giving

As I inscribed a note to Sam on our Year-end-family newsletter reflecting about his gift to our family 53 years ago in 1966 when our children were 10, 9, 7 and 4, I was inspired to write Season of Sacrificial Giving. Some background: Jim was one year from finishing seminary…