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?
Recently, I had a window seat on a flight. I normally book an aisle seat because I prefer to get up and walk around a bit. However, this flight was a small regional jet so my seat had both a window and an aisle. It was a single seat that gave me aisle access with… Continue reading Limit the View to Keep Your Peace
I often write about decision-making because decisions are an inescapable part of life. For years I've told you about my "just flip a coin" philosophy. You've analyzed. You've agonized. You prayed. You still don't know what to do. Flip a coin to decide. No, the coin itself is not anointed. Although, I'll shamefully admit that… Continue reading Can’t Decide? Just Flip A Coin
In the 1978 movie, The Wiz, the scarecrow's missing brain made him think he couldn't win. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a young girl and being jealous of the scarecrow because he didn't have a brain. That's why he was so dumb happy. No brain, no thoughts. No thoughts, no worries. The… Continue reading Oh, to Be a Scarecrow