7 Surprising Benefits of Sadness

(This article was published at Crosswalk.com) Is your smile feeling a little strained lately? Worried that your joy cup doesn’t always “runneth over?” You might be relieved to know that God doesn’t expect Christians to be “happy” all the time.  In fact, he fully expects us to experience sadness. I know, sadness is not a “positive and encouraging” topic. Nobody … Read More

Going Through Tough Times? Here’s Some Encouragement

During a recent doctor’s visit my friend Bunnie was given 9 months to live. Most people would be devastated, but Bunnie went home, put on her glitter eyebrows and rabbit face paint, and went to work. Bunnie is a professional clown. She delights in bringing joy to anyone she meets. The ominous diagnosis from the doctors (lung cancer, round two; … Read More

Called to Create?

I had the somewhat unique benefit of being affirmed in my creativity from an early age. Teachers and parents encouraged my apparent artistic ability. Such affirmation may be more common these days, but I know many Boomers and Gen X ers who didn’t get that, and decided somewhere in grade school that they weren’t creative because they weren’t artistic. But … Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6 18