I know what I want to say but don’t know how to say it

I once knew a guy who told me his wife wanted him to share with her his deepest feelings.  His response was, “when I know what they are you’ll be the first to know.”  I heard of another guy whose wife was complaining that he didn’t tell her he loved her.  His response was, “I … More I know what I want to say but don’t know how to say it

Speaking words of affirmation at the right time, in the right way

It doesn’t matter who they are or what position they hold, people want to know that they are appreciated. Most people want to know that they make a difference to the people they live with, work with, and rub shoulders with.  Simply put, people want to know you care. They want and need affirmation. According … More Speaking words of affirmation at the right time, in the right way

Reviving the lost art of greeting cards

It’s an interesting time we live in.  Fewer and fewer people are reading books.  We don’t wrap presents anymore, rather, we get “gift bags” and just put them in those.  Or we don’t even give presents anymore, just gift cards.  And Greeting Cards are just obligatory things rather than personal, deeply thought-out things.  Greeting Cards … More Reviving the lost art of greeting cards

Faith Friday: Do we really believe in grace?

The answer is yes…but…. I am a student of grace and a recipient of abundant, generous, and scandalous grace.  I believe grace to be the most critical and important component of the Christian faith.  It seems to me that without grace we would be doomed.  Without grace, there would be no hope.   Over the years I have watched … More Faith Friday: Do we really believe in grace?

The Untold Story

Within each of us resides story after story after story of what has happened in our lives that contribute to why we are the way we are, why we do this or that, or why we are this way or that way.  Yet we often judge people based upon our assumptions rather than consider their … More The Untold Story