Find The Functional

dysfunction, family dysfunction, healthy families, finding functional in families

I recently tuned into Way FM Radio and heard a delightful interview with Luke and Joel of For King and Country, who their mum joined to talk about their movie, Unsung Hero. Joel said something that spoke to my soul, “all families are dysfunctional. Find the functional”. I loved that so much because here’s the … Read more

Staying Well

I recently heard a term that I was unfamiliar with, staying well. Just last week I sat in a room with coworkers who are mental health professionals. I listened as they talked about the idea of staying well in not-so-mentally healthy situations. Staying well looks a lot like being called to stay in my opinion. … Read more

Addiction and Self-Awareness

There is a keen correlation between addiction and being self-ware. Did you know this? I have gleaned tidbits that add up to this correlation while listening to addiction specialists and talking with addicts and family members of addicts. Add that to the fact that I have lived with loved ones who are/were addicted all my … Read more

Addiction and Self-Awareness

There is a keen correlation between addiction and being self-ware. Did you know this? I have gleaned tidbits that add up to this correlation while listening to addiction specialists and talking with addicts and family members of addicts. Add that to the fact that I have lived with loved ones who are/were addicted all my … Read more

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

Who can forget their first broken heart? I certainly remember mine. I thought I would die it hurt so badly. How can you mend a broken heart? Remember that song by the Bee Gees? For your listening pleasure: I was 13 when I experienced my first broken heart and although I couldn’t imagine ever getting … Read more

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

Who can forget their first broken heart? I certainly remember mine. I thought I would die it hurt so badly. How can you mend a broken heart? Remember that song by the Bee Gees? For your listening pleasure: I was 13 when I experienced my first broken heart and although I couldn’t imagine ever getting … Read more

Becoming a Man

I originally wrote this on March 8, 2012. I went looking for it because I wanted to re-read what I had written about my son becoming a man. I wanted to see how exactly he handled this situation two years ago. I like what I read. I like it even more because he has continued along … Read more

Life Coach

I am a certified life coach. Yep, certifiably certified. Or maybe just certifiable, I don’t know. Anyway, I haven’t done a lot with it up to this point. I pulled out the books and all the training materials the other day, just to brush up on it all and I came across this little story in Jesus … Read more

Trouble Ourselves on Behalf of Others

He troubled Himself on Our Behalf stood out on the page as I was reading. “This is what I have against you, that you have not troubled yourself on my behalf.   I read this passage of scripture from a third party who stated it was from Jeremiah though I have not actually found the … Read more