So what do I do? I do what I can. I encourage. I praise. I pray. I apply what I’ve learned to those in not so similar situations that allow me to freely share and comfort. I do what I can.
What is a hurt? If something hurt your feelings, what did it do? A hurt is an emotional need that is not met or taken from you. Thus, instead of saying, “That hurt my feelings.” You can instead say, “When you did x,y,z it really took away my (insert emotional need here).
You saw that correctly. Bella was in Sunday school and they asked, "How have you come closer to God?" Her answer was through the death of her grandfather and brother. Trey was diagnosed when Bella was five and died when she was nine. Two years later Poppi passed...
Yes, we have experienced yet another tragedy. The shooting in Parkland Florida was horrific and shocking. There can never be a rational explanation for such senseless violence. Those involved can never get back what they lost whether it be lives or innocence or...
We pray as a family every night. Joe and Bella pretty much say the same thing every night. They may mix it up a bit given what has happened that day or even say, "No thank you." Granted, one day last week Joe began his prayer with, "OK Google..." We laughed really...
I have been learning a lot lately about a strange term, "Ordinary Misery." You can research it and learn all of the psychotherapy origins and treatment options and strategies but allow me to dumb it down for you. Sadness. Pain. Grief. Things like these comprise...
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I have been to mountain top...for a bit. I have dwelled in the valley...the darkest of valleys. In both places I have found joy. Being surrounded by loved ones as I watched my bride walk down the aisle for our blessed wedding day I could have exploded. Seeing...read more
A hurricane is coming. Irma is bearing down on the good (well, and bad I guess) folks of Florida. It may just be the strongest ever to come from the Atlantic. People are preparing the best way they know how. Stores are selling out of everything. Things that could...read more
Years ago for a quick minute, ESPN had a commercial campaign entitled, "It could happen, so you'd better watch." They would show great, unsuspected moments in sports where if you weren't watching, you wouldn't have seen something amazing. The campaign lasted just a...read more
The battle between parent and child re: screens is horrific. We can never underestimate the influence we have on other people. We also cannot fret over the same thing. I have met some folks in recovery from addiction lately. When done right, they come through...read more
The event is called unWined. It is a fundraiser for the pediatric oncology hematology (cancer) division of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. I was blessed at speaking at the first one 6 years ago and again last year. To date, they have raised just under 1 million...read more
What can you count on? Really? What is stable for you? What is it that will be there for you forever, never failing, always consistent? What do you value? What is it that takes up the bulk of your time/attention/focus? Where do you turn when things don't go your...read more