Drama, Drama Everywhere…

and not a bite of news on which to think. The last several days, as I usually do, I've been watching the headlines in the "news", and I keep wondering, "Where is it?  Where is my news?".  I keep watching the headlines, and nothing that I see in the news matches what I see and … Continue reading Drama, Drama Everywhere…

Sudden Changes

This week I had a sudden, unexpected schedule change at work.  I could look at it as an event that got in the way of my prior plans, or I could see it as a benefit to current issues and events in my life.  I prefer the second viewpoint. While my husband and I did … Continue reading Sudden Changes

The Responsibility of Ministry

On several occasions I have received requests for assistance that I am not able to fulfill due to the nature of the request.  The request often involve being asked to "solve a problem" for the person asking. These requests come from a misunderstanding of what a minister is, and what exactly a minister does, or … Continue reading The Responsibility of Ministry

Gratitude versus Demand

So my long work weekend is done, and my work week is almost over.  One of the things about my job is that I get to see a lot of people all the time.  Some are regulars, some just stop in, then leave and I never see them again.  But even in those 30 seconds, … Continue reading Gratitude versus Demand

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

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

The Dehumanization of the Work Force

Employers, have you noticed a change in your employees?  Are they depressed, upset, your statistics are dropping?  Is the workplace no longer vibrant and happy?  If this is the case, then I ask you to take an honest look at your employee policies and how you treat your employees. There has been a major trend … Continue reading The Dehumanization of the Work Force

Taking Back Our Choices

Happy 4/20.  Whether you celebrate the day or not, today is a good day to talk about how we are influenced in our daily lives by what happens when big business, government and media meet and we are caught in the middle.  This happens every day, and most of us do  not realize just how … Continue reading Taking Back Our Choices

Dealing With Hypocrisy

Before we started our path to healing, we were all just as guilty.  Now, hopefully we are learning to overcome it.  It's also something that we all love to hate.  I'm talking about hypocrisy.  Being angry someone else for what we ourselves are guilty of but will not acknowledge. Sometimes we will commit an act, … Continue reading Dealing With Hypocrisy

Feeling Alone

Sometimes when things get truly bad, it feels like we are totally and completely alone.  It is important to remember that even when we are alone in a space, we are never alone.  The Spirit is also with us constantly. It is also important to remember, that no matter what happens, nothing is ever as … Continue reading Feeling Alone