Did you really believe there was a threat? Perhaps were you sending a message? Were you trying to make a point? Your laughing and smirking, and videotaping of our fans (concerned moms, mind you) tells me that you were. Now, you want a cookie for sending the armed guard home? Message received, loud and clear.
Who are you? What are your fears about you? Do you run from them? Do you own them? I’m not saying that you don’t strive to be better but rather realize that you are a work in progress.
Look at our world today. SO divided. Beyond that, so divided and having no problems alienating those who just might see and/or believe things different than us. Our opinions matter more than our relationships. Outrage left love and compassion far behind. Tolerance is a verbal weapon and not nearly a true reality. Open mindedness is a theory far compromised by confirmation bias. The security of the keyboard emboldens the negative while abandoning the positive. Where is love?
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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Joe, my son, is on a trip with another local church. He is in South Dakota. He is seeing Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, the Badlands, farms, mountains and so much more. My niece is on the trip as well. The other day my brother-in-law asked me how bad I was...read more
It is summer. The season so many of us yearn for throughout the dreary and occasionally bitter days of winter. Finally, school is out and there is time to do everything. Days into it the weather is not "summery" and "everything" has been replaced with "there is...read more
The phone rings...what could it be? What has happened? Who is in need? Who is angry? What did I not know about? Did I miss something? Car wreck? Someone ill? The possibilities are endless. What was that pain? Heart attack? Gas? Was that a lump? Is that a...read more
Sometimes it's just good to focus on the positive. Sometimes that's hard. Sometime's it really pays off to look for the good...in the bad. Maybe it's a discipline that the more you do it the better you'll be at it. Well, sometimes is always and maybe is for sure....read more
I was in Austin Texas learning all about emotional needs and emotionally focused therapy. You can't do that without looking inward. I was told that my self-condemnation was "alarming" (thank you very much, I'm quite remarkable). Self-condemnation is a by product of...read more
This picture popped up on my Facebook memories today. It is one of my most favorite pictures of Trey. If you look into his eyes you see an entire story. He has the eyes of a wise old man, seeing more than 3 year old could/should ever fathom. No hair, body ravaged...read more