Don’t Make This Mistake When God Says No

When God says “No” to something I desperately want, I sometimes mistakenly think I might prefer a genie in a bottle. Bound to my every wish and compelled to act on my behalf. Ever felt that way when surrounded by the pressing needs of others (or your own), and God seems a million miles away,

The ONE WORD You Need to Know When Temptation Strikes

I told myself I was going to start watching my carbs again.  It sounded like a great plan at 8 in the morning, when I hadn’t even gotten hungry yet.  But late at night I was facing a long drive home, feeling exhausted, and very hungry.  Bad combination. I’m not entirely sure how the bag

The Great (and little appreciated) Value of the Interruption

You are sitting at your computer, desperately trying to finish up an overdue work project.  Or balancing the checkbook, or trying to finally get some writing or studying done.  You blocked out this portion of time for yourself, to accomplish good and necessary tasks. Suddenly your concentration is shattered by the ringing of the phone,

The Story of You

Don’t you love a happy ending?  I feel robbed somehow after spending my time on a book or movie that doesn’t end well! My family and I were recently utterly underwhelmed by the disappointing end to a movie (if only the Hollywood movie moguls had asked us first…).  Such dissatisfaction made me wonder…will the story

How You Can Change the World

My son surprised me last night by asking me if there is human life on other planets.  I was already more than half-asleep and certainly not expecting a late-night discussion on the probabilities of life in outer space.  I told him people have been asking that question (and making movies and books about it) for