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Until Death Do Us Part

Until Death Do Us Part

When I married my first husband, I promised to love, honor and respect him.  I promised to stay with him until we were parted by death.  Unfortunately, I did not do my due diligence and really get to know the man I was making all these promises to.  Nor, did I truly know myself. It […]

Hey! What about MY feelings?

Hey! What about MY feelings?

This morning as I listened to a couple of  women who called into a local radio station, I felt compelled to write about what I heard.  I’ve changed the names to protect their identities. Jessica, called the station to complain that her best friend, Kim, kept sending pictures and text messages of her child’s growth milestones to […]

Is My Marriage Over?

Is My Marriage Over?

How do we know if we should stay or leave a marriage?  Based on my personal experience and the feedback I have received from people I have spoken with or coached over the years, this question can be extremely perplexing.   Even when there is physical or emotional abuse and even if infidelity or an addiction […]

Do You See Life in Black & White?

Do You See Life in Black & White?

“Colorful Of Straw” by Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot Or, have you noticed that our world is full of brilliant color?   I think it’s a great metaphor for relationships and life itself.  Very few life experiences are black and white.  In fact, most aspects of life are a bit messy and not within our control.  One could even […]

What Kind of Coffee Are You?

What Kind of Coffee Are You?

Have you heard the story about the egg, a carrot and coffee beans? Basically, the story points out that when immersed in boiling water, an egg becomes hardened on the inside, a carrot becomes soft and mushy, but coffee actually changes the boiling water into something delicious. The story is designed to make us think […]

Are You Really?

Are You Really?

Do you think of yourself as a kind and loving person?  Are you, really? If we squeeze an orange, the only thing that comes out of the orange, is orange juice.  There is no chance that we will get grape juice or anything else from the orange.  When someone “squeezes” you, what comes out?   When […]

Be Willing to Forgive

Be Willing to Forgive

Forgiveness begins when we are willing to forgive.  We must want to forgive the person who harmed us. The desire to forgive creates a space where forgiveness is possible. God exists within each of us. That is clearly evident in some people and not so evident in others.  Sometimes, the piece of God within a […]

It Takes Effort

It Takes Effort

Life begins with effort.  As a 9 month old fetus, given the choice, to stay in the womb or go through the discomfort of passing through the birth canal, some of us would have opted to stay in the comfort of our mother’s womb.  There are some mothers,  when coping with obstinate teenagers, who might […]

Seahawk’s Super Bowl Victory

Seahawk’s Super Bowl Victory

I’m not going to pretend to know much about football.  However, I feel pretty confident that  Sunday night’s Super Bowl upset of the Denver Broncos by the Seattle Seahawks was not something most fans or the Broncos saw coming. The Seahawks arrived on the field with an unbelievable amount of energy.   Apparently, someone forgot […]

Who Is To Blame?

Who Is To Blame?

On Tuesday this week, over two-thirds of Georgia,  experienced one of the worst traffic tie-ups in history.  The cause?  A mere two to four  inches of powdery snow. If you don’t live in the deep south, you probably won’t understand how this could happen.  The fact is  our State is simply not equipped to handle […]

Keeping Resolutions

Keeping Resolutions

What did you promise or resolve to do last year? If you were not able to keep a promise to yourself or if your 2013 New Year’s Resolution fell by the wayside, you are not alone.  We are creatures of habit.  Even the most disciplined individuals can fail to make the changes needed to reach […]

Victim or Self-Reliant Individual?

Victim or Self-Reliant Individual?

  Everyone has a tendency to feel sorry for himself from time to time.  Sometimes, we think it would be so much easier if someone would just step in and take care of us.  Then, we wouldn’t have to work so hard at living.  We could sit back, relax and enjoy life.  No worries. In […]