Love Is All There Is

“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and If I have have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” (1 Cor. 13:2)

Do you ever wonder what it would take to heal the problems and suffering in our world?

Do you even dare to ask the question out loud? I ask this because we live in a world where asking and sincerely seeking answers to this question may cause others to label you as unsophisticated or naive.

If you say the answer is love, you risk being challenged with a version of “You just don’t know how the world works.”

It’s acceptable to talk about love in our private lives, in love songs, or in romance novels. But when it comes to workplace issues, politics, race, poverty and other weighty subjects, love virtually does not exist. We may talk about kindness, compromise, and tolerance, but not love.

In the end, love is thought to have almost no practical value when it comes to solving real worldly challenges. Continue reading

How To Live With Ease in a World of Dis-Ease

“The time to relax is — when you don’t have time for it.” ~ Sydney J. Harris

Have you noticed?

Our world is full of dis-ease.

This dis-ease manifests itself mainly in the form of busyness.

Why are we so busy?

There are so many demands made of you, in so many areas of life. You often wake up paralyzed, not knowing where to begin. Deadlines, tweets, text messages, emails, reports, projects, people – it’s all legitimate, or so we tell ourselves. So many things that need to get done. By you. Continue reading

How to Handle the Hard Questions

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ~ Voltaire

Do you remember a time when it wasn’t as easy as it is now to get answers to your questions?

If you wanted information, you had to either find an expert or go to the local library.

Getting answers was often laborious. Only a few had access to the valuable information you were seeking. They were the ones with all the clout.

How times have changed. Continue reading

The Secret to Living a Stress-Free Life

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

There’s so much at stake in our world today.

To think of all the problems we face as a society can be daunting at best and terrifying at worst.

We’re facing monumental environmental, economic, political, and social issues. Never mind all the problems and challenges we face in our everyday lives.

Maybe the threat of job loss, a wayward child, or dying marriage keeping you up at night? Have you lost your ability to just have a good laugh and enjoy any given moment? Do you feel like you just take life too seriously? Continue reading

7 Powerful Questions to Help You Forgive

To err is human, to forgive divine ~ Alexander Pope

It’s not like you haven’t tried to let it go.

The hurt that a certain person caused you years ago.

But every time the memory of what happened resurfaces, the hurt is almost as intense as it was on the day you were betrayed. You want to let go but you’re simply unable to summon the will to do so.

You want to be free of the pain of resentment and bitterness, but you can’t find a way out.

Forgiving someone who hurt you is probably the hardest thing there is. But if you want emotional and spiritual freedom, forgiveness is the key to unlocking what you most deeply desire. Continue reading