I’m Not the Messenger

I’m Not the Messenger

There’s a phrase that people use when they have to deliver a message to someone even though they have nothing to do with the content of that message. They are simply the messenger. If it’s not good news, they may relay the message to the person and then say, “I’m just...
Hitching up for the Haul

Hitching up for the Haul

I recently heard a fascinating story about a farmer and his horses. This particular farmer harvested crops, and to do so, he had trained his horses to pull sleds carrying very heavy loads. There came a day when the farmer decided to test the weight of the loads his...
I Don’t Know What to Do

I Don’t Know What to Do

I continue to meet many people who say to me, “My situation or circumstances seem hopeless and I don’t know what to do.” I want to dedicate this article to those of you who continue to seek to grow as a person and in relationships with your family, even in what...
Just Because

Just Because

I know that most of us enjoy celebrating significant events with the people in our lives who mean a lot to us. Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are all days when we like to gather and focus on the people who are special to us. But I also want to encourage you to...
Home Repairs

Home Repairs

If you are a homeowner like me, you likely have a “fix-it” list somewhere in your house. A few couples call it a “honey-do” list because the intention is that one spouse is responsible for repairing things on the list. Some of the items may require one quick trip to...