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When Failure Hits, Be Like a Baby

When Failure Hits, Be Like a Baby

I was talking to my friend the other day, who has a baby. I asked if the baby had started walking yet, and my friend said, “No, but he’s trying!” The baby was in that phase where he was pulling himself up, falling down, getting up, falling down, etc. So Much Failure I...
It’s All Connected

It’s All Connected

I remember one day I woke up feeling sluggish. I was tired, and couldn’t seem to get myself going. I struggled through my workday, always feeling a bit off. I was also grumpy and short with the people I interacted with. The day after that, on the other hand, I woke up...
Don’t Take the Wine

Don’t Take the Wine

When we experience pain in our lives, our natural tendency is to avoid it. In a way, this makes sense. No one likes to feel pain, so why not do something to take the pain away? One problem with this way of doing life is that sometimes the things we do to avoid our...
Today is a New Day!

Today is a New Day!

Not too long ago, I woke up early to start my day. To be honest, it was a struggle. I was tired, and I didn’t feel like exercising or even getting out of bed. Even though it is difficult for me, there is something refreshing about getting up early. I’m not sure why....
When You Get Overwhelmed, Try Again Tomorrow

When You Get Overwhelmed, Try Again Tomorrow

Last week, I was struggling. I was dealing with some issues related to taxes and refinancing our house, and I was getting confused and frustrated. I had to make some decisions, and I wasn’t sure what to do. I started to get emotional and feel overwhelmed, which made...
Ask God INTO Your Trouble

Ask God INTO Your Trouble

There’s no way around it: we’re going through a difficult time right now. The COVID-19 virus has everyone on edge. There are serious health and safety concerns, as well as financial and job difficulties. We aren’t sure when things are going to turn around. Take Me Out...
Check Your Ego At The Door

Check Your Ego At The Door

Ego is a complicated thing. From a psychological perspective, our ego is the part of us that is concerned with self-esteem or self-importance. Our ego tries to argue that we are good, competent, well-liked, and successful. It gathers information from our environment...
The Core Struggles of Each Enneagram Type

The Core Struggles of Each Enneagram Type

Sometimes people struggle to discover their Enneagram number. When this happens, one thing that can be helpful is to look at the core struggles for each type. Sometimes we are more in tune with our pain than our strengths. Here is a description of the core struggles...
Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

Happy early Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the food, watching football, spending time with family… everything! So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I want to talk about the importance of expressing gratitude. Struggle with Gratitude?...
Don’t Leave the Nest

Don’t Leave the Nest

I listened to an interesting talk by Joel Osteen the other day, and I’d like to share a bit about what he said. His talk was about faith and remaining hopeful for how God might work in our lives, even when we aren’t seeing much progress or movement. It was an...
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