Losing Joy

My wife and I keep a vegetable garden and a small orchard with apple, peach, and pears trees. We enjoy eating and sharing fresh fruits and vegetables. We don’t enjoy as much, however, the weeding and measures to control insects and diseases. On the other hand, if we’re not diligent about controlling these pests, thereContinue reading “Losing Joy”

Life-Altering Fallacies and How to Avoid Them: Successful Parenting (Part 2)

Last week we began to look at what it means to be a successful parent. I suggested that while some people have a feel for what this means, many remain confused. Let’s now look at some of the reasons for this confusion.   Expecting to control the outcomes. Parenting includes training and nurturing our children.Continue reading “Life-Altering Fallacies and How to Avoid Them: Successful Parenting (Part 2)”

Life-Altering Fallacies and How to Avoid Them: Successful Parenting (Part 1)

I was dumbfounded. Sitting across from me in the exam room, my patient continued to review his lifestyle over the last two years. His son, who was in his early teens, had been playing baseball for a travel team. For nearly six months of the year, this boy’s family would spend their weekends at ballparks,Continue reading “Life-Altering Fallacies and How to Avoid Them: Successful Parenting (Part 1)”

Life-Altering Fallacies and How You Can Avoid Them: Self-Esteem (Part 2)

Taking A Different Approach Non-believers often express dissatisfaction with Christianity because they see it as a system of oppressive rules and a crutch to use when facing life’s difficulties. In my estimation, they routinely fail to see how the Christian faith leads to mental and spiritual healing and health. Although my discussion is brief, IContinue reading “Life-Altering Fallacies and How You Can Avoid Them: Self-Esteem (Part 2)”