Spiritual Wellness

When Jesus says, “Peace be to you,” He offers wholeness and completeness.  Jesus makes us whole and complete through His acceptance and love.  The wholeness and completeness is a free gift that begins a transformative process in each aspect of our life. The transformation of the spiritual core leads to the ability to respond with […]


Calm Down

In the forty minutes I spent on the treadmill today at the gym, I watched CNN display headlines…………Iraqi government collapsing, 1.2 million Americans will forclose on their homes in the next two years, home foreclosures will bring on a worldwide recession, global warming is causing the world to self-destruct…….and on it went.  I thought to […]


Listen to God

A friend said to me the other day that he was frustrated because he kept praying and he didn’t feel that God was listening.  I said, “maybe it isn’t God who isn’t listening.”   We have this tendency to want to tell God what God should be doing.  In my mind, that is a form of […]


A Personal Transition: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

My physical was scheduled for May but my doctor suggested we begin some of the tests in April in order to avoid having the tests all bunched up at once.  I thought that sounded like a good idea so we scheduled a stress test.  Because of family history I have a stress test every five […]


One Woman’s Search for Understanding

One Woman’s Search for Understanding Thank you for your comments. I am noticing more who are returning to Lent as a season of examination and renewal. I like to think of Lent as a time of retreat from the world and a time to reflect upon God’s call. In the Lenten journey I see a […]


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 […]