The Treasure Found in Suffering

The Treasure Found in Suffering

No One likes to suffer; in fact we have a natural instinct within us to avoid pain – at all cost. We run from it, hide from it, ignore it, drown it out and find any distraction that will numb suffering when it comes knocking.Suffering arrives as illness – rejection –...
The Weight of Shame

The Weight of Shame

A flood of heat permeated my head and flowed over me; I was inundated with old messages screaming in my head. “How could you! You idiot! You’re such a failure! Look what you did! You don’t belong! Give it up! Shame on you!”Away from the noise and fuss of others, I...
Lost in Loneliness – Found in Belonging

Lost in Loneliness – Found in Belonging

  A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We...
One Word

One Word

As Lois and I near the end of our videos for a word a day during the month of March, my takeaway is to consider the impact of the words that I speak each day. I know that I have often heard that there is power in a word spoken; but I readily admit that I have not...