Passions Combined

One of my biggest obstacles over the last several years, regarding creativity has been the lack of passion to create.  I've wanted to, even felt driven to at times.  Even when I sit down to write, I often feel like I'm doing "by rote."  It's a job, and it's been devastating to not be able … Continue reading Passions Combined

What’s In A Marriage?

As often happens, today's post comes from lessons and experiences in my own life, and being a minister who performs weddings regularly, that means there's a lot of experience.  But today's lesson isn't just from performing weddings, it's also from my own personal life....and watching my successes and failures, learning from my mistakes.  But just … Continue reading What’s In A Marriage?

Declining Passions

Over the last month or so, as things have time and events have twisted and turned, and settled and unsettled, I've seen a particular subject come up on several occasions, and I think now is the time to bring it up for discussion.  At first, it may seem as though the two specific circumstances may … Continue reading Declining Passions

Sensationalism Run Amuck

Many years ago, I walked away from a potential career in a field that I had loved because I had a major falling out with the actions of one editor.  I would not accept her apologizing for the student newspaper telling the truth. I've never regretted the decision I made that day.  Journalism in any … Continue reading Sensationalism Run Amuck

The Value of Friendship

Many of us will remember as children being told what to, and what not to talk about with others.  Many times, I remember being yelled at by my mother for talking about, what to me, seemed like a small incident or occurrence in the house.  What made it worse for me, is that somehow the … Continue reading The Value of Friendship

Repeating the Same Message

When we hear a message over and over, whether it is from the same source, or multiple sources, our immediate ego reaction is to maybe get irritated, tune it out, try and ignore it.  We may even actively start speaking against it. When this happens, when we hear the same message repeated, it usually indicates … Continue reading Repeating the Same Message