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Attachment Soil

In some of my trainings, I ask: What makes the difference in why some people are able to ‘hear’ and receive logically helpful information and others are not? Why at times do people have all the data needed to make wise choices and still not be able to follow through?   As I was continuing…

Developing Emotional Muscles

If only I could remain more stable when hard situations blow into my life! I don’t want trials and hard stuff to pull the rug out from under my feet. I would like to be able to claim, like Apostle Paul, that although he went through some horrific times and was almost despairing, he was…

The Benefits of Grieving With Others

Several years ago, someone ‘joined’ me to a Facebook group. A group created for those who attended the same boarding school that I grew up in. For a lengthy period of time I paid little attention when posts were added. I was aware of an almost nebulous sense of discomfort within when as I scrolled…

What Can I Trust God For?

My recent ‘churning’ comes from an increase of interactions I’ve had that feel like a ‘spiritualized lack of compassion’. Conversations insisting that because we are told in Isaiah 53: 5 “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we…

What are my Treasures?

I think it was in 1997. A rough year for me. I hit a low spell and while driving down a freeway I made my case to God why it would be a good idea for Him to let me join Him in heaven. It went something like this. “You say that what matters most…

God’s Face is Never Silent – His Loving Eyes Always On Me

“You didn’t have a moment of disconnect. Yours started pre-birth and went through childhood and on!” A short while back I was interacting with our Immanuel regarding some on going lingering life sensations, including feeling adrift in life. Out of the blue, a vivid recall of an experiment surprisingly came to mind. The “Silent Face”…

God Played with Me!

I’m turning 60 this year! This is no little thing! Considering the years I struggled with suicidal drives and the years of significant health issues, it is no little thing that this year I have made it 60 years! I was talking with a friend about this remarkable milestone, voicing that I wanted to do…

South Africa, Here I Come!

It has been over 10 years since I was last in S. Africa.  I had envisioned I would be back before now, but my health has been a prohibiting factor. I certainly want to get back there before my health possibly takes another nose dive. (Not that am expecting such a thing!) This year I…

Life at the Level of Our Transformation

God never expects us to live past our level of development.  He never shames us for where we are at, but fully understands the why of where we are at.  He gently, wisely and competently joins us to help us grow in our ability to live life well. *** My stomach tightened as I heard…