Archive: November, 2013


Reflections From The Dining Room Table: First Hand Experiential Learning

Well, here we go again.  I was just getting through the transition back from Germany and now I am facing another one which may be the biggest yet.  I seem to be continually immersed in a personal transition process that is teaching me a great deal. It was 2007 when I began  Pivot Point Ministries.  […]


Reflections From The Dining Room Table: Does It Ever End?

Somebody asked me the other day if there is ever a time in life when there are no transitions.  My answer:  transitions are always with you.  People always say that there are two things in life that are guaranteed:  death and taxes.  I disagree.  There are three things that never change, death, taxes and change.  […]


Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]


    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]