What Matters Most?

From achievement and adventure to wisdom and wonder, not to mention kindness, innovation, and professionalism, values are those things you deem important in life. Expressions of what you care about, they profoundly inform what you pursue day to day, year to year. In so doing, they fundamentally shape the trajectory of your whole life. Whatever values you subscribe... Continue Reading →

Grieving – A Process

The 5 Stages of Grief & Loss - Grieving is a Process, not an Event. The 5 stages of grief and loss are: 1. Denial and isolation; 2. Anger; 3. Bargaining; 4. Depression; 5. Acceptance. People who are grieving do not necessarily go through the stages in the same order or experience all of them.... Continue Reading →

All is Grace

“My message, unchanged for more than fifty years, is this: God lovesyou unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, becausenobody is as they should be. It is the message of grace…A gracethat pays the eager beaver who works all day long the same wagesas the grinning drunk who shows up at ten... Continue Reading →

Work in Progress

WE ARE ALL WORKS IN PROCESS Committing fully to the step of taking our own thoughts captive means accepting, that the task of discovering who we really are, how we have been limiting ourselves, and how we can best learn and grow in our lives is an ongoing business, something that is never complete. We... Continue Reading →

Value and Values

How do we establish values? Where does it begin? Do we adopt them from an external source like a job, a social group, a church? Or do they realy come from within? I would suggest that it is both/and. Why? We may come into an environment where certain values are presented, or I may have... Continue Reading →

The Rest of Peace

Not "Rest IN Peace... The Rest OF Peace. What do I mean? God tells us the He offers the "peace of God that passes understanding". This implicates a deep peace that we cannot think our way into, conjure up on our own, or gain externally. No, peace, in God's economy is something that He offers... Continue Reading →

Milestones in Recovery

What are some ways we can "track" our movement in a process of recovery or change? One of the biggest pitfalls I see in people engaged in the process, is that they do not track their growth. They do not "forward journal", adding growth goals into the equation of seeing the areas of progress, and... Continue Reading →

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