Controlling Anxiety When Tragedy Strikes

How do you view unpleasant events when you are having a not so good day? A ‘bad’ day can happen to anyone right? Or do tragic things only occur in the lives of certain people? You might think or feel as though only bad things happen to you or that you are some how destined … Continue reading Controlling Anxiety When Tragedy Strikes

Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health

As another school year quickly begins, preparing children for that first day is the main thing on the mind of parents right now. The traditional To-Do list consists of shopping for school supplies and clothes, making beauty and barbershop appointments and organizing carpool and pickup schedules. All of these are important to making sure youth … Continue reading Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health

Yielding to God’s New Beginning

You have probably heard the cliche or saying that goes “If you want to make God laugh, just tell him your plans.”  Are you willing to confess that you have been guilty of this? Confession:  I’m guilty as charged! Is there really anything wrong with planning for the future? Every successful person had to adequately … Continue reading Yielding to God’s New Beginning

Relax, Relate and Read

You have been looking forward to the weekend and for June to make its arrival. This means that summer is officially around the corner! What do you have planned? I sure do hope that relaxation is intentionally on your agenda. I don't know about you, but this past Memorial Day I did not leave the … Continue reading Relax, Relate and Read

Ministering to the Mind

How has your Monday been going?  Are you feeling better today than you were yesterday? If so, great! If not, why? Let me take a guess at it. Yesterday, you were feeling a little bit down from either missing someone, being discouraged from one disappoint after another or receiving some not so good news and … Continue reading Ministering to the Mind

Will You Start the Conversation?

Have you ever walked into a room that was new territory for you and felt like a large elephant? This is not an unusual feeling. But have you ever felt like an outcast among people you socialize with everyday or at least on a weekly basis? Some sensitive topics have become easier to discuss around … Continue reading Will You Start the Conversation?

God’s Sustaining Love

May 7, 2017 Sunday School Commentary Lesson Guide, The Bible Expository and Illuminator Topic of Lesson:  God’s Sustaining Love Devotional Reading:  Psalm 139:1-12 Highlighted Text:  Jonah 1:7-17 Key Verse:  “The sailors were terrified when they heard this, for he had already told them he was running away from the Lord “Oh, why did you do … Continue reading God’s Sustaining Love

My Memoirs About Chronic Depression

Happy Saturday! I declare this will be a great day for you. Now it is up to you to receive it and walk in it! Today, my book of memoirs about my battle with depression is available for free through Amazon Kindle. I encourage you to take the time to download it. Why? Encouragement.  You … Continue reading My Memoirs About Chronic Depression

The Church Can Learn from a Greenleaf

About last night... Wednesdays nights have become more than the traditional Bible study event for Christians and ‘church folks’. The drama of broadcast entertainment has many of us debating about what to watch live and on demand. Why is it that faithful believers are addicted to watching so much drama? Probably because it’s in our … Continue reading The Church Can Learn from a Greenleaf

Are You Suffering from Burnout?

Those who work extensively with people such as clergy, doctors, teachers, police officers and social workers are often at risk of experiencing burnout. You don’t have to work in these professions in order to experience burnout. In fact, you can be retired or assuming the role as primary caregiver for someone and have the symptoms … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Burnout?