And the Runner Up!

I like to tackle topics of the mind, body, and spirit. Today I am going to center on the body, in particular, running although the mind and spirit are definitely integral in this endeavor. Even if you are not a runner or even feel like you could never be one, hear me out on this…

When Forgiveness Is Difficult

  Much of what I have heard on talk radio and in working with my students throughout the week seems to be centered on forgiveness, forgiveness of others and forgiveness of self. I like the definition I heard on a broadcast while listening to Family Talk on XM Radio this week. Basically, forgiveness was described…

Peace Be With You

I have come to realize that I started down the topic path of the fruit of the Spirit, quite unintentionally mind you. We have been discussing this with my youth group and naturally the fruit of the spirit has been on my mind which is how I come up with topics for my posts. Whatever…

What is love?

What does it mean to love someone? First, we need to describe the type of love we are talking about. Today, society’s idea of love is very skewed. Most young people would not be able to give you a good definition of love, they would likely give an answer that more relates to how they…

The Pursuit of Happiness

What does it take to be happy? Better yet, what brings you joy? I like the distinction made by the website¬†https://www.psychologies.co.uk In the article Joy vs happiness it says, Joy and happiness are wonderful feelings to experience, but are very different. Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace…

Gratitude Time!

Okay, time to take a moment for gratitude! Here are five things I am grateful for right now: I am grateful for God’s provision in my life. I am grateful for my family and friends. I am grateful for my job and that I can impact their lives. I am grateful for the comfort of…

I should be committed!

I know what you’re thinking. “Yes, yes you should be committed.” I believe the vehicle of personal change and growth lies in desire, motivation, and commitment. These are all necessary to keep moving in the direction of change. Without them, and I mean all of them, we risk being immobilized and change will not occur.…