*** As always I have tried my best to limit any spoilers beyond the overall premise of the film/show I was so happy when Marriage Story appeared in my Amazon Prime video feed. I missed it in the theaters so I was excited to see Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in the Oscar-nominated story. Then… Continue reading Two Lessons from MARRIAGE STORY and FOREVER
I'm simple but complex. To me, those things are not at odds with each other. The opposite of simple is "complicated"— not complex. Complication is horizontal. Complexity is vertical. When you're life is complicated it has a lot of interconnected parts popping off in multiple directions. On the other hand, a complex life is having… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Might Need to Burn Bridges
Sheltering in place has been a tremendous source of "mommy guilt" for many mothers of adult children not living at home. I've had numerous conversations in my "mom" groups about how hard it is to keep a safe "social distance" from our adult children. As a rule, they can't come visit. If they do, gloves,… Continue reading A Complicated Mother’s Day
In Luke 4:23 Jesus references this proverb: "Physician heal thyself." The proverb means to do for yourself what you do for others. In this particular passage with Jesus, (also in Matthew 13 and Mark 6), Jesus is unable to do miracles in his hometown of Nazareth because people see him as no more than a… Continue reading 7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place
As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?
Many of my clients are "people pleasers" and struggle to live on purpose because of it. You should certainly try to live at peace with everyone, as it depends on you. That's Romans 12:18. However, you will never live a conflict free life because there will always be people who don't like what you stand… Continue reading You Can’t Please Everybody, But You’re Still Trying
My personal mantra comes from 1 Corinthians 9:22. In my own life I am many things to many different people so that some might be saved. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul explains that when he was with the Jews he observed the Jewish law even though he was no longer under the law. He says… Continue reading Birds of a Feather