Why is it so hard to apologize and forgive?
April 20, 2023
Fred and Susie. Let’s say Fred and Susie get into an argument because Susie is angry over something Fred did. Fred gets defensive. Susie says something that is deep and personal, so deep it cuts into Fred like a machete and he stops talking. When she sees this, Susie says, “I shouldn’t have said that, … More “Why is it so hard to apologize and forgive?”
Build a Better Brain at Any Age plus Practical Tips to Offset Dementia
July 26, 2022
I picked up a book in Costco called Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta, who is a brain surgeon. Written in 2021, the book is about brain functioning and how to improve it and even delay dementia.
I’ve seen Dr Sanjay on CNN and he strikes me as a careful, reasonable doctor and advisor.
How to … More “Build a Better Brain at Any Age plus Practical Tips to Offset Dementia”
Dealing with difficult people, a message by Andy Stanley
February 14, 2021
Andy Stanley is a preacher that I listen to on Sunday Morning. His message is usually a good combination of spiritual wisdom and practical guidance. I’ll illustrate this.One morning he said four things a Jesus follower could do, and it stuck in my mind:Apologize immediately.Forgive readily.Speak gently.Give sacrificially.He said these came from the Letter to … More “Dealing with difficult people, a message by Andy Stanley”
Forgiveness – How and when to forgive.
May 25, 2017
OLD-FASHIONED SPIRITUAL WORDS. It is said that old-fashioned words, from the Bible for example, are going out of fashion. Words such as sin, … More “Forgiveness – How and when to forgive.”
Learnings from a Prostitute Encounter
March 16, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A prostitute crashes a dinner party. • With a crazy act of love, she becomes the center of attention. • The host secretly blasts her act of love. • A guest uses the gift of mental telepathy to criticize the host. • He then calls out the woman and rewards … More “Learnings from a Prostitute Encounter”
Treasures of the Southwest: Part 1
July 22, 2013
Although I have lived in the southwest USA for seven years, I was surprised and spiritually refreshed by some encounters on a recent driving tour with family members.
First of all, at Hanging Lake, close to Glenwood Springs west of Denver, the parking lot was full. We circled the lot a couple times waiting and … More “Treasures of the Southwest: Part 1”
Gloomy Thinking is Contagious, and can Lead to Depression and to Dementia
June 28, 2013
Every close relationship (eg, romantic; marriage; boss and employee; parent and child) can be described by a positive circle and a negative circle. If the positive circle is larger, the relationship tends to succeed, and vice versa. The success of a relationship can depend on which circle we emphasize. If we emphasize the positive, that … More “Gloomy Thinking is Contagious, and can Lead to Depression and to Dementia”
What it Feels like in a Tornado Shelter
June 15, 2013
When the tornado sirens began to whine, I was shaving. Stupidly, I made a decision to finish shaving, which took about two minutes. On the last day of May 2013, we watched on TV a line of deadly thunder cells stretched out along a north-east direction. It was crawling eastward toward southeast Kansas where we … More “What it Feels like in a Tornado Shelter”
The Beauty and the Barbecue
May 31, 2013
She was 18 years old, and had graduated from high school just three weeks ago. We stopped for a dinner of barbecue brisket, at Dinks in the Oklahoma town of Bartlesville. This town used to be one of the richest towns in the USA (oil money from the Bartlesville sandstone discovered in the early 1900’s). … More “The Beauty and the Barbecue”
Captivity – Ten years in a house of horror!
May 9, 2013
The separate abduction in Cleveland of three young women, aged 14, 16, and 20, who were held captive for almost ten years, has shocked us to the core. First of all, how were they abducted? Furthermore, how were they kept in this one house without being detected by other homeowners along the street? In addition, … More “Captivity – Ten years in a house of horror!”