Dealing with Difficult People

Conflict with others happens, even when we try our best to get along with everyone. Hopefully, you’ve learned how to bring most of your differences to a peaceful end. Even so, there will always be individuals who seem more challenging to get along with. So, how should we approach these people and situations?   ThreeContinue reading “Dealing with Difficult People”

The Hardest Thing in the World

An elderly man could no longer live in his home after it was ransacked and vandalized by thieves. Forced to live out of his truck, he swore he would never forgive the people who did this to him. Twenty years after the murder of her twenty-five-year-old daughter, a woman continues to grieve and hold contemptContinue reading “The Hardest Thing in the World”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III

I am the first to admit that my visual arts skills are pathetic. It goes way back to second grade when I stunned my teacher with a watercolor painting showing Godzilla destroying a city. I improved considerably after taking drawing and painting classes in college. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep using my newfound skills, and IContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III”

Celebrate

Two of my favorite scripture passages urge the reader to “Rejoice.” The first one is from Philippians:   Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, makeContinue reading “Celebrate”