Parenting, Personal Growth

3 Brilliant Things Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Taught Me About Parenting

… And why ALL parents should see it! I recently saw the movie Inside Out with my kids, and even though it’s marketed to kids, the message is REALLY important for parents, too, because it presents an important topic in an intelligent yet entertaining way. The movie mostly takes place inside the mind of a young girl, and her emotions — anger, sadness,… Read More 3 Brilliant Things Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Taught Me About Parenting

Personal Growth, Spirituality

Counting the Cost

I was reading a passage in the 21st chapter of the book of John tonight. This well-known passage tells of the conversation Jesus had with Peter after the resurrection. Peter had done as Jesus had predicted on the night Jesus was taken away to be crucified–he had denied Jesus three times. I’m sure Peter must have felt some… Read More Counting the Cost

Personal Growth, Spirituality

Go in the strength you have, Mighty Warrior!

Lately I’ve been meditating on the story of Gideon in the book of Judges. At the time of this story, Israel was destitute because their enemy, the Midianites, were destroying their crops, their animals, and their land. The people of Israel lived in hiding, in caves and strongholds in the mountains. At the beginning of the story, Gideon… Read More Go in the strength you have, Mighty Warrior!

Personal Growth, Spirituality

A Case of Stolen Identity

How many times in the last few years have you heard of cases of stolen identity or identity theft? It’s something we all have to be alert to in our society of internet purchases and online banking. But have you ever considered identity theft from a spiritual point of view? I think most all people… Read More A Case of Stolen Identity

Personal Growth, Spirituality

I’m done with religion!

I’m done with religion! I made this statement today on social media. And I almost kind of shocked myself. I started thinking about how this statement might be understood or misunderstood. So let me explain. I want to tell you a story. It’s a story of two women. Sisters. One of them is very driven,… Read More I’m done with religion!

Personal Growth, Spirituality

Healing for the Soul

Let’s discuss the soul today. The human soul is comprised of the mind, the will, and the emotions. It is here where we all need healing to take place. God created within us certain needs including love, belonging, affirmation, affection, etc. Because we’re part of this broken world, these needs don’t get fully met by the people in our… Read More Healing for the Soul