Are We No Longer Wowed?

I vividly remember as a teenager at church camp, sneaking out of our cabin with my friend Dennis and others, to go up the hill, lay back, and stare up at the stars. It was an incredible experience as we basked in the glory of God’s creation and pondered life. Unfortunately, we had no idea…

“What Face?”

Lisa walked into the room, took one look at Sammy and, without saying a word, turned and walked out. Perplexed, Sammy silently wondered, “What was that all about?” Thinking that perhaps Lisa had come into the room and then remembered something else that she needed to do, he went on about with what he was…

Do You Like Salt? Are You Salt?

Ok. You are probably thinking, “Well I like salt (or don’t like it), but you lost me on the second part. How can I be salt?” That’s a great question. You see, Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?…

Would You Like to Be More Satisfied?

Your first thought after looking at that question might be, “Well, of course I would. Who wouldn’t?” And I would agree with you. Yet I see so many people day after day who struggle to find even little bits of satisfaction in life. They may attempt to make more money or accumulate more stuff –…

Two Steps to Improve Your Health and Life

You are probably thinking, “I know, I know – you’re going to tell me to eat better and exercise and I will be healthier.” While it is true that doing those two things would improve your health, you are only half right. A recent study confirmed that people who live a predominately sedentary lifestyle are…

Parenting with Purpose

I still recall being at a Parent-Student dinner when I was working as a school counselor in California 30 years ago. I worked with some great students and one in particular who I was anxious to brag on to his parents. As I greeted his father, I began to speak of the tremendous strides his…

Do You Have Nomophobia?

“Do I have what?” I know. That was what I asked when I first saw that term too. “Nomophobia” is the fear of being without your smartphone. I am not making this up. And in a psychology study out of Hendrix College, researchers found that 90% of college students suffer from moderate to severe nomophobia.…