Making Sense of Suicide

I woke up this morning to a torrent of tweets paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain. My first thought was a defiant “NO.” My second thought was, “why?” My wife and I have seen every episode of Parts Unknown, No Reservations, The Layover and all his other lesser known stuff too. We’d been fans for aContinue reading “Making Sense of Suicide”

No One Can Shame You, But You

Today my hairdresser called me an old soul, which is absolutely true. By it, I think she means I enjoy time alone, I enjoy reading and quiet and talking. I like real conversation, real relationship, real people. I prefer on-on-one as opposed to large groups, and some Friday nights, I’m perfectly happy at home withContinue reading “No One Can Shame You, But You”

When God is Silent

If you are a person who prays, or believes in prayer, you know there are times you feel unheard. Oh yes, we know God hears, but it is another matter to feel he hears. We want to feel God listen to our pleas, not just know it. But sometimes, God is nowhere to be felt.Continue reading “When God is Silent”

Should Christians Go To Counseling?

I recently came across a message by a very well-known pastor who preached on why Christians should never see a counselor. The pastor shall remain nameless as I believe he is well intentioned; his message conveys genuine care and concern for his flock. However, as well intentioned as he may be, he is wrong; surprisingly,Continue reading “Should Christians Go To Counseling?”

De-Stress Yourself: Here’s How

The big, bad S word. . . Stress. It can be a killer. And in our culture, we hear a lot about it. Chances are that you already know the serious physiological, mental and emotional consequences of stress. So I won’t bore you with that. But you may not know helpful strategies for managing yourContinue reading “De-Stress Yourself: Here’s How”