Secretly Cynical, Surprised by Joy on Christmas Morning

  Do we wait for Christmas morning with a joyful expectation or has life’s disappointments left us jaded and closed to any spiritual surprises or gifts from God? Many of us are actually just like Scrooge, that traditional symbol for someone who has been so wounded by disappointment and jaded by life that he cannot…… Continue reading Secretly Cynical, Surprised by Joy on Christmas Morning

No More Mental Kung-Fu

Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit.  It can be ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born because of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with more than simply inherited physical characteristics but personalities…… Continue reading No More Mental Kung-Fu

The Secret to Freedom: Stand Still But Don’t Look Back

I want to shout out a secret to authentic interior freedom, a secret which will go against every fiber of your being. The answer to every crisis, every threat you will face in your life on earth is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to fight…… Continue reading The Secret to Freedom: Stand Still But Don’t Look Back

Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

  All about  ingrained anxiety and growing in trust. Anxiety  makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. Yet worry is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born, part of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

The Secret to Freedom is Standing Still?

  I want to shout out a secret to authentic interior freedom, a secret which will go against every fiber of your being. The answer to every crisis, every threat you will face in your life on earth is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to…… Continue reading The Secret to Freedom is Standing Still?

“You Only Have to Keep Still.”

Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21   The Israelites Cross the Red Sea  “As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back”.   Big mistake. Lot’s wife looked back and remember what happened to her? She turned to a pillar of rock salt. What did the Israelites do? They looked back. What do we do when we are trying to…… Continue reading “You Only Have to Keep Still.”

Thriving By Surrendering

As every mother knows, a newborn takes at least eight hours a day to nurse, burp, rock and comfort, bathe and change. Then a mother must wash loads of clothes which tend to get covered in vomit, and other nasty surprises.  The lack of sleep leads to a rather narrow existence where the best days…… Continue reading Thriving By Surrendering