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Don’t Look Now .. It is Bathing Suit Season

Bathing Suit Season … words that bring fear to the minds of many of us.   A recent cartoon read, “Both Sports Illustrated and I have a bathing suit issue.” …

How to Speak Teen

In the movie “Man of the House,” Roland Sharpe is a single father who loves his teenage daughter but has no idea how to talk with her.  A group of…

Happy Father’s Day

It is almost Father’s Day and I thought it would be fun to see what great minds over the centuries have said about fathers. The father who does not teach…

Stress – Just Breathe

It’s not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it.  Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.  Hans Selye Is life getting…

Taking Our Thoughts Captive

Robert Collier wrote that any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.  Put another way, what you say to yourself is…

Helping Your Teenage Girls

In my grandparent’s generation, teenage girls were called debutantes; times have changed and so have the names used.  Today, a teenage girl title ranges from adolescent, teenager, teenybopper, deb, young…

Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

The headline questions “Are we raising an ungrateful generation?”  Does the millennial generation just expect stuff?  Is being ungrateful limited to the “younger” generation?  Does it matter if we are…

Love at First Sight?

Were you madly in love with…  Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Annette Funicello, Claudia Schiffer, George Clooney, or Adam Levine?  How you answer this question may indicate your age.  Although age…

Lonely verses Alone

Paul Tillich, one of the great theologians of our time, is quoted as saying “Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.  It has created the word…

Hope Floats

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death – Pearl S. Buck. Hope, what is it?  Hope by definition is a feeling of expectation, a desire…