What Did You Expect?

A Reflection … Some individuals approach marriage with the thought that their spouse will meet all their needs… the proverbial knight in shining armor or captivating Cinderella. One of the assessment tools I use when doing pre-marital  counseling evaluates the intensity of  unrealistic expectations. Such expectations can be a setup…

SHAME OFF YOU

Have you ever been shamed…perhaps by a parent, a teacher, a boss, or your spouse? There is nothing that cuts to the core of one's being than being shamed. There is nothing redemptive in it...nothing. Author Gary Chapman says, "How we respond to these voices from our past will determine…
This month begins year 3 of my blog. This month I am doing something different. My new post is posted on our church website, the title is "A Hard Heart". It deals with a faith that is grown cold. If this is of interest to you, just click the title.…

LET IT SNOW

  This photograph is one of the wooden walk bridges in Spring Lake, NJ. I took the photograph in 2010. It is one of my favorite snow images that I've captured over the years. Except for my sore back from shoveling it… I like the snow. With the sheer beauty…
  Christmas 2017 It's crazy… 40 years ago this month I experienced the biggest change of my life, Emmanuel, God With Us. Growing up in a church I knew about Him, but I didn't know Him. As a of matter fact that language would have been foreign to me… and…
It's amazing how we allow our focus to shift from the have's to the have not's. All of us in America have much to be thankful for, no matter how hard things get or have gotten. I read this quote last weekend and it really helped to see things from…
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