Experts give advice about yearly planners and goal setting while promising to improve our lives, but it’s January, and cold. I’d rather hibernate than work on self-improvement. When I think about implementing new habits, the old ones talk to me like high school friends. “Ah, it’s okay; you’re fine just the way you are.” However,… Continue reading Lord, Help Me to Change
A woman celebrating her sixtieth wedding anniversary was asked about her secret to a long marriage. “In the beginning, I made a list of ten things I would automatically forgive him for.” When asked for the list, she remarked, “I never made it. But every time he did something that irritated me, I said, ‘It’s… Continue reading Just Forget the Offense?
Maybe you’ve always heard, “Forgive and forget.” But what do you do when it’s impossible to forget? A certain song, smell, or a curse blurted in anger, and, at lightning speed, our mind remembers. Even when the memory laid dormant for several years. I woke up to sheer panic, my bed shaking. When I opened… Continue reading Forgive and Forget?
Hannah sat at the computer long after I thought she should be finished with her assignments. Gripping the back of her desk chair, I started to swing her around to face me, then thought better of it. Staring at the back of her head, I lamented to myself. Why can’t she just do her work?… Continue reading Becoming a Wise Woman
Big Me, Little God Syndrome by Jennifer Henn I’m too big again. My frustration grows, I’ve taken over and I’m miserable. I told myself to be careful. I even used to think this could never happen to me again, but it has, and I’m sorrowful. Saddened. Thank goodness there’s a remedy for every time I’m… Continue reading Big Me, Little God Syndrome