Good Grief

Grief is guaranteed. When we are separated from those we love, we grieve. I’m no grief expert but, I have experienced grief. As a matter of fact, I am grieving right now.  Why do we grieve? We grieve loss. All types of loss can result in grief. As with all emotions, there are many degrees…

Perfect

Practically everyone I know has, at this precise moment, a perfect opportunity to be anxious. If it isn’t a personal matter like your marriage or your children or your health or your bank account, there’s plenty to be concerned about in our society. Senseless murders, tragic disasters and alarming events continue to happen daily and…

Scattered

Originally posted last October, I want to share it again today. It seems to me that scattered is a good description of our lives with our hectic schedules and sometimes overwhelming concerns.  *********************** As we journey through this life there will be moments when we find ourselves facing God. It will be through a word…

The In-Between Dad

There will be a few of you who read this who have a dad that the greeting cards describe. You know, the perfect dad, the dad who was always there, the dad who supported you, the dad who protected you, the dad who didn’t traumatize you, abandon you, come late into your life, impact your…

Is Love Black and White?

Ask a lot of folks about love, about relationships, about family and they’ll offer a disclaimer, “It’s complicated.” Perhaps they are right with their perspective but, I have a different view. It’s rather black and white.  I think love can be at it’s very core very simple and straightforward. I’d go as far as to…

Things Are About to ChangeĀ 

I was honored to be able to speak briefly during the Encouraging Words session at the Southern Chistian Writer’s  Conference in Tuscaloosa last weekend, June 5, 2015. This blog post is that inspirational speech that I gave there. I hope the words will inspire you as well. All of us have dreams and aspirations. With…