Stank and Stones: Using an example from David and Goliath to deal with anxiety.

(If I wrote a blog for everytime something amazing happens in therapy, this site would explode.  I have to give credit to an incredible client who came up with this phrase recently during a session, “Stank and Stone.”  This evolve after an example I use when discussing anxiety and worrying.) There are times in which […]

Choosing God No Matter What

  Whenever we make the real choice to accept Jesus, to surrender to Him, to live by His commands, to serve, and to be a witness to His greatness. WE ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE (seemingly). With all the peace and the joy that may come with turning your life over to God comes the testing […]

Trusting God

Trusting God may be difficult to do when we think He is to be blamed for things going wrong in our lives. “How can a God that allows this pain that I am experiencing be trusted?” If I trust Him, what if He does not do it my way? I have been trusting Him, and look […]


Many times when I talk to clients about forgiveness, I prepare for their reaction and brace myself.  Why, because many of us believe that in order to forgive, we must no longer hold the other person responsible for their violation of us, or hurtful treatment of us.  We believe in order to forgive that we must let […]

7 Tips: Improving your prayer life.

 Find a place you can go consistently for prayer. Start with the Book of Psalms.  This amazing book in the middle of the Bible; the book of praise and requests from great men of God.  David was a man “after God’s heart” and he is transparent in the book of Psalms. Consider writing out your prayers.  […]

As the deer pants

(This deer is what I saw as I was preparing coffee for hubby and I this morning.  Below is one of my favorite worship songs that it reminded me of, and if I had an “appropriate” voice, I would sing it for you. She who has a voice, let her sing…well ‘she’ doesn’t so here is the written […]

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith I believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:21).   I believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).   I believe in the […]

The gift of Now.

This morning we arose to a wonderful gift of Now.  Regardless of what happened up until this point such as the disappointments, the hurt, that perception of failure, and losses; we have now and there are possibilities and potential in the now.  Think of all the people that are living, thriving, succeeding, overcoming, and growing, because […]

The Power of the Serenity Prayer

A basic truth about life is… (wait for it…)  that there are many things we have no control over (there I said it, profound isn’t it?).   We will add undue stress to ourselves when we attempt to change what is beyond the realm of our control.    We can, however, control our reactions or actions. The Power comes with the Wisdom of […]

Poem: I do my thing

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations; and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other…it’s beautiful. Frederick Perls. Know this.  You will NEVER be […]