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
I like to watch American Ninja Warrior, a television show where competitors move through an obstacle course with agility and superhuman strength. Contenders refuse to quit, even when they face their last obstacle—a fourteen-foot wall that curves inward. As they prepare to climb, the crowd urges them from the sidelines like a beloved coach. I… Continue reading God—the Ultimate Coach