Have You Given Yourself Permission to Love?

I frequently ask God to help me love people better. You know, with the kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13:5. One that’s not “self-seeking,” or “easily angered.” One that doesn’t ‘keep score.’ I learned it wasn’t possible until I gave myself permission: Permission to care about my feelings. Permission to choose my relationships….

Are You Afraid to get Your Shoes Muddy?

I came across an article in Forbes called  “Want the things you’ve never had? Then do the things you’ve never done.“ Reading a book instead of watching TV, or working out instead of eating Twinkies were just a few examples. Typically, I work out so I can eat more Twinkies, but that’s an entirely separate…

When Fear Steals Your Joy

My mother’s cries jerked me awake that fateful morning in 1977. A day of skiing turned tragic for my aunt and uncle during a snowstorm in South Lake Tahoe. They lost control of their car and went careening over the side of a cliff. My uncle Ben lived for an hour on life support but…

Turn Your Mess into a Message

Click here to listen to today’s live Genuine Life radio bit. It’s about turning your mess into a message. Hey, what good is our mess if it doesn’t minister to others right 🙂

Does it Matter What You Live For?

Meaning and purpose in life is essential to our well being. This guy named Victor Frankl survived a Nazi concentration camp and wrote about his experiences in a book called Man’s Search for Meaning.  He said the difference between those that lived and those that didn’t came down to one thing: Meaning. The realization that “Life was…

Avoid Death Bed Regrets

For those of you that prefer video click here to listen to today’s Genuine Live radio bit live. It’s about identifying what’s blocking you from achieving what you want and avoiding death bed regrets!

Identify the Blocker Keeping You from Getting what You want

If you keep struggling with the same goal year after year, try to identify what your blocker is. It could be fear of success. It could be fear of failure. It’s possible to have both simultaneously. Maybe you’ve been codependent and haven’t followed your heart because you’re acting on everyone else’s advice. Or you’ve been trying…

Growth Through Trials and Sorrow

Do you believe there’s a higher purpose to your pain, trials, and suffering? Click here to watch today’s live radio  bit about experiencing growth through trials and difficulties! “The same God who allows our suffering also showers us with compassion” (Lamentations 3:31).

Gratitude is a Verb

In recovery meetings gratitude is often described as an action. Simply put, If we’re grateful, how will we express it? In the bible Jesus heals ten lepers and only one comes back to thank him: “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Does only this foreigner return to give glory to God?” (Luke 17:17-18)….