Strong-willed people get a bad rap. They can be seen as stubborn, dominant, unreasonable or headstrong.
But are they, really?Dealing with a strong-willed spouse or child can be quite challenging. Our marriage is more unique in that we have not one, but two strong-willed individuals (how’d that happen?!). And odds are high we will end up with strong-willed children to boot.
If you fail to understand your strong-willed spouse or child, it can easily lead to power struggles, conflict and misunderstanding of character. Continue reading
Don’t do what I just did.
I was standing in the aisle at Walgreens perusing Mother’s Day cards when I heard her. A distressed, elderly woman in tears because she was lost and couldn’t find her way home.
Seeing her distress, my heart surged with compassion and concern.
But what did I do?
Nothing. Instead of lifting my voice or offering a hand, I sifted through each
logical reason excuse while the entire episode played before me. Should I help? Should I say something? Should I get involved? Someone else should probably handle it.
In truth, the store clerk got involved and she likely made it home just fine. But I sure didn’t.
I saw the need. But I didn’t respond to it. And it disturbed me greatly. Continue reading
When you think about the future, what emotions bubble to the surface?
I’m pretty sure all my thoughts about the future have resulted in permanent worry lines etched across my forehead. On most occasions the unknown creates anxiety, concern, stress and a host of pleading prayers. Flashes of what could happen combined with a gazillion what if questions flood my mind and threaten to sweep my emotions away with them. Continue reading
Odds are high you will experience something beyond your control today. A long line, bad traffic, the weather, a sick kid, demands from your boss or confrontation with your spouse.
Do You Struggle with Control?
Here are a few tell-tale signs that you may be feeling out of control: Continue reading
When you go through a difficult season, it’s easy to wonder: Where is God in all of this?
Does God see? Does He even care? Why doesn’t He do something?
After watching the news this week, my heart broke over the suffering of so many people. When innocent people suffer unjustly, something in us questions Continue reading
Did you know that you can have faith and not use it?
Believing is easy. Acting on what you believe is a heck of a lot harder. Continue reading