Comic Belief: Rejecting Rejection

I knew a lady who wanted her tombstone to read: “To my best friend, my adorable dog, who treated me better than any of my five husbands.” Now that was a lady who had experienced rejection. As a psychologist, I work with people who suffer from rejection. One guy said he felt so rejected in […]

Outside the Walls: Why Are You Here?

“Why are you here?” My friend Yesu was asked this question by a man in India who stopped him outside a village. The man who stopped him had never heard the gospel. Yesu had traveled for hours by motorcycle, then by foot, into the mountains in search of villages that had never heard about Jesus. […]

Sunday Dinner: Easy Dessert

Everybody likes desserts, even if our bodies tell us we should go easy on the serving size! You will like today’s recipe because it makes enough to serve 10 to 12 people at a family gathering or for a church supper. You can make it a couple of days ahead and let it hang out […]

Wholly Healthy: Relax and Be Healthy This Christmas

Christmas is upon us. And in order to have a healthy, happy Christmas season, maybe we should do Christmas a little less, rather than a little more. Without a doubt, Christmas causes enormous stress. Anxiety, depression and suicide rise during the holidays. Clinicians like myself see it every year. It occurs for many reasons, no […]

Editor’s Word: The Season We Call Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us again, and with it comes a unique mixture of sacred, secular, wholesome, sinful, pagan and Christian opportunities and obstacles. Christmas is a time of year that affects almost all of us in one way or another. Following the Civil War, Southern Baptists, who had not been particularly involved with […]

Wholly Healthy: How to be Thankful for Our Bodies

It will soon be Thanksgiving, and we’re thankful for so many things! But, in the mix, let me remind you to be thankful for your bodies. And in addition to mentioning this to God, I urge you to express this sentiment by taking care of the physical form in which you dwell. The thing is, […]

Comic Belief: The Road Runner’s Path

Have you noticed that movement and direction are two separate things? When you’re lost in the parking lot and going in circles, you’re still moving, but you’re just not getting anywhere. The key to success in life is not to shoot the bull, pass the buck, or make seven copies. It is finding and staying […]

Outside the Walls: Locking Arms in Unity

They locked arms and bowed their heads. Different races joined together. An entire nation would talk about this moment of peace and unity. It didn’t happen on a football field, but around a dinner table. The first Thanksgiving occurred between Pilgrims and American Indians nearly 400 years ago. The Wampanoag people extended peace to the […]

Sunday Dinner: More Old Recipes

There are so many changes in the world, and even in our own little areas, that it is sometimes a challenge to keep up with them. One change is in our menus, whether at home or in a restaurant. The “meat and three,” which has been around forever, was a good division of proportions, giving […]

Editor’s Word: The Thanksgiving Lady

I enjoy fall and, particularly, Thanksgiving. This holiday has increasingly become a precursor to Christmas, but it is a great national celebration in its own right with a solid Christian origin. Around 50 million people will travel at least 50 miles to have a Thanksgiving Day meal with friends and/or loved ones. Approximately 88 percent […]