I think we have one purpose and one main desire that we all share. Each and every one of us wants someone who will love and care about us. Babies don’t thrive without human touch and intimacy. Children feel less afraid if they know someone is nearby. Even if the someone is actually a stuffed […]
Each day has new mercies. We feel yesterday but we can’t change it. We dream of tomorrow but we can’t touch it yet. We are right here. Right now. There are 86,400 seconds in a day so 86,400 opportunities each day to receive grace and give grace. Breathe grace.
The waiting room is a difficult place of being. I recently waited 23 hours in a waiting room while my husband, David, was in a surgery that was suppose to last 10-12 hours. I was patient the first 12 hours I think, and the faces of strangers became familiar as I knew they could relate […]
For the month of April, I have the privilege of sharing the heart of a fellow chaplain and friend. Chaplain David Peacock is our Cardiac Care Chaplain in the hospital where I serve and is Pastor of Hickory Hills Church in Alabaster, AL. Since Chaplain Peacock supports those having issues with their hearts, I asked […]
Today Valentine’s Day. God is love. You are loved today and always. Be loving to others. A prayer: A tear needs a question -Not a tissue to dry it A broken heart needs a listening ear -Not a lashing tongue A person with scars needs friendship in the present -Not told of failures in the […]
Simply, what can you do to speak love to your loved one today? Words of Affirmation? Say I love you. Tell them why you love them. With as many forms of communication as we have today, this one is easy. Acts of Service? Run an errand, help relieve some kind of responsibility from their plate. […]
I have been studying a lot about conflict resolution/relationships. My supervisor and his wife had 2 sessions with us on feedback loops to deal with conflict/communication in marriage. Their method is that you sit knee to knee. One person who has the issue uses only I statements about how they feel. No you statements are […]