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

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

When We Want a Different Answer…

Often in life, we find ourselves repeating the same behaviors every time certain emotional issues come up.  These behaviors can be damaging, both to ourselves, and to those around us.  We know that these behaviors are not working, and yet, we keep doing the same things expecting a different response - a change somewhere else … Continue reading When We Want a Different Answer…

Workplace DramaRama – It’s a Theater Funhouse!

So yesterday I wrote about employers, and how many of them are failing their employees.  Today, I'm reversing the view, and I'm going to discuss how employees can do better. In this case, I don't care what size or type of company you work for.  I've seen drama everywhere!  And the first mistake of most … Continue reading Workplace DramaRama – It’s a Theater Funhouse!