Thing 4: Do Something (b214)

Thing 4: Do Something (b214)

This is the fourth in a post series on Dr. Henry Cloud’s excellent book: “9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life.” Read previous posts: Thing 1: Dig It Up Thing 2: Pull the Tooth Thing 3: Play the Movie People who are successful, whatever their definition of “success,” are people who do something. They take […]

A Simple Way to Spread Joy

A Simple Way to Spread Joy

[Throwback Thursday from 2015] I like to spread joy and I found a simple way. I was using Chipotle’s web site to order Mother’s Day dinner. The ordering window for each item includes an open line for special instructions (like “extra sour cream”) but you can type anything in that field. Thinking I’d be funny, I typed, “Make it like […]

A Tale of Two Gardens (b208)

A Tale of Two Gardens (b208)

Some say that Jesus comes along and turns your world upside-down. I say that Jesus comes to turn your world right-side up. In the Garden of Eden, Adam & Eve were in a properly ordered relationship with God and creation. All was shalom… peace. Then the world was turned upside-down. Satan succeeded in tempting mankind to step outside of the […]

Create Shared Meaning with Your Spouse (b205)

Create Shared Meaning with Your Spouse (b205)

This post concludes my series drawn from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Today’s installment is: Principle #7: Create Shared Meaning If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous four principles I’ve covered in my blog (click on the title to read the post): Principle #1: Enhance your Love Maps Principle #2: Nurture Fondness and Admiration Principle […]