These 4 Phrases Can Change Your Life

The American Institute of Health estimates that 75-90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Research shows that 75-98 percent of mental, physical, and behavioral illness comes from one’s thought life (Dr. Caroline Leaf). When I read Proverbs 31:25, I delight in the possible and cringe at how far off […]

Making Summer Count

I initially thought I’d put a tagline on the title–something like, Parenting Your Kids Away from Selfishness–but then I thought, ya know, these concepts are really for everyone. For the first time in several years, I’m not teaching a summer course for Regent U. At first, I wasn’t overly excited, since I get paid per […]

Finding Happiness

Naturally a pessimistic and skeptical person, I’ve struggled to maintain my hold on joy. Life often feels like a grind we just survive through till we can get to eternity and really relax. Obviously, Christ didn’t promise us a life free from pain–quite the opposite actually–but even so, He offers us satisfaction and contentment, joy […]

A Bike and A.D. 33

In the last four months, I’ve biked over 650 miles. Regarding legwork, I’ve traveled from the northern border of Missouri all the way down to Louisiana. But, I haven’t gotten anywhere. Although I burned calories and toned my leg muscles, I accomplished little else. I saw nothing of the world and didn’t help anyone along […]

How to be a Friend to an Introvert

First off, let’s blast some misconceived notions ignorantly floating out there: introverts┬ádo┬álike people. To say that all introverts are shy is like saying that all extroverts are obnoxious. Yes, introverts really do have friends. In fact, introverts appreciate deeper, long-lasting relationships more fully than some extroverts can or want to. For most, it looks more […]