Have you ever wondered how to help those you love connect with God in mental illness situations, dementia, or Alzheimer’s? I love my brother. I worry about him. Jim is homeless and has schizophrenia. For 40 years he lived in the same little apartment and, except for occasional lapses, did
You’re having an anxiety attack trying to organize a weekend getaway with your old high school girl friends. Your sisters dumped this year’s family reunion in your lap, and you haven’t a clue where to begin. You’d like to kill the pastor who put you in charge of the women’s
Our youngest son graduates from college on Sunday. Quite a mile stone for him, and for us. The empty nest just became official. He’s on his own now… along with his five older siblings. *sigh* I woke up thinking about home. About Acts 17:26-27: He marked out their appointed times
I dare you to live an ordinary life. I know. You’d rather be somebody famous. Or sexy. Or rich. How about popular? Forget it. In order to be a change agent for Jesus in the world, you have to be ordinary. Yep, the everyday guy who lives in an ordinary
Some years ago I battled colon cancer, and as a pastor, I’ve walked with many a friend on their cancer journey. It’s never easy to know what to say or how to help someone with cancer—the emotional and physical struggles can be confusing and scary for them and for those
How to outlive your life is what building a spiritual legacy is all about. Laundry Love was introduced to me at a conference this weekend. It’s practical, easy, and can involve the family. I share it with you as something to consider for making a difference in your community: (If
One person can make a difference in the lives of others without much effort. Really, it’s not that hard to be Jesus to people in just a few minutes a day. Here’s five simple ideas for how you can make a difference at work, in your neighborhood, and with those
The Ignatian Spirituality Project is making a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and families. Learn from their experience and make a difference.
Are you avoiding Christmas this year because you aren’t in the mood? Is loneliness, busyness, or financial troubles making Christmas too much of a hassle?