Ask anyone who works with RSVP’s and they will tell you that you should expect up to half of the people who explicitly RSVP’d yes to bail. One author suggests that flakiness is a …
Recently I heard Alistair Begg, the senior pastor of Cleveland’s Parkside Church, teach from the book of Philemon. He landed on verse 17 and my heart was suddenly warmed by his words—a familiar experience when the Holy Spirit wants to get my attention.
I was cleaning out an old briefcase recently and I came across a most interesting document. The heading identified it as a vision statement for my old non-profit, Prickly Perspectives, Inc., dated June 2005.
My parents, Don and Mary Jo Briggs, have been closely connected to a small town in Iowa from many decades. They both were born around Marcus, Iowa - dad in 1927 and mom in 1930.
I read an article by a commentator who says she believes that Americans have become "ungovernable" because we are too focused on ourselves and our greed. I reacted to the article when I read it because, although I think greed is a factor in many lives, it is not something I struggle with personally.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love rainbows. I sang about them in my childhood and I have used the theme of rainbows in the story of my spiritual pilgrimage. Recently, I picked up more helpful information about rainbows in a book by Michael Guillen called, Can a Smart Person Believe in God?
Darryl and I just celebrated our 39th anniversary. You have heard this one before - but I cannot believe I have been married for 39 years! What happened to that little 18 year old girl standing in an apartment in Van Nuys, California, green off the Iowa farm?
Resilient people are like trees buffeted by the wind. They bend but don't break under pressure. They see negative events as an opportunity to better themselves or become better people. This phenomenon is known as post-traumatic growth syndrome!
I admit to reading People magazine once in a while because I succumb to the blaring headlines. Recently, one particular issue caught my attention. The cover featured the "Revenge of the Exes - Who's Happy? Who Can't Let Go?" with flattering pictures of Reese, Jessica and Bridget, three beautiful women who have experienced public celebrity break-ups.
It came back to me again this week. In speaking with a friend about her troubled marriage I was reminded of the allegory of the dance in describing healthy relationships. I originally discovered this concept in the beautiful book GIFT FROM THE SEA by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. My heart is leaping once again at the deliciousness of sharing this insight with YOU!