How Great Thou Part

It takes guts to go to counseling. Hence, there should be no stigma attached to it. Too many people suffer in silence while many of the world’s aches and pains are universal. There is no shame in seeking relief and respite from the worries of the world. Personal accountability and growth is something to be…

Apologizing can be difficult. Yet, it is one of the most important relationships skills we can master. Why? Because the people we love are more important than being right. Or at least they should be. The problem with the majority of apologies? They are too complex and lack sincerity and simplicity. The complexity derives from…

My youngest son and I were enjoying a meal out when he said, “You seem less stressed.” “Really?” I say back. I can see the bewilderment in his face. After all, I have the same problems. The divorce may be finalized but the remnants will linger for some time. I still have zero retirement, bad…

This Kathie Lee Gifford interview is what I Am Second is known for. It is an ‘unscripted conversation’ about living a life which puts Jesus Christ first.  In their own words, I Am Second writes, “We seek a world where people become second, serving and loving each other as they put Jesus first.” This not for profit foundation…

Many of us remain in broken relationships far longer than we should. Change is difficult. And a large number of us lack the self-protective boundaries which would get us out sooner.  Instead, we concentrate on the actual ‘no longer working’ relationship more than we do on ourselves. Which ultimately, further complicates things. Partnerships which in…

I met Kathie Lee Gifford in 1992 on the set of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. That is if you count exchanging a simple smile, but hey, give me my moment. It was 1992, just weeks after losing our mother when my sisters and I made the trip to New York. We were not quite…

Love is the magic elixir. In fact, love is so intoxicating it can temporarily make us lose our perspective.  Yet, there is one thing we should never, ever lose sight of. We deserve to not just be loved.  We deserve to be loved well.  The question begs, what does it take to ensure we are…

In the infancy of my divorce, I wrote about crying in my car while listening to my honeymoon song. Surely, I should have changed the station but I didn’t.  Instead, I sat there in all my emotional glory reliving the joyful beginning and the excruciating end of my relationship. It seemed both necessary and unavoidable at the…

I posted a pic on Facebook with the caption, “My New World” – Smiley Face emoji. I know what my friends must be thinking. “Oh, for Pete’s sake Colleen! You moved one lousy town away! You didn’t leave the state!” Of course, to me, I’ve trudged through mountains, valleys, rivers and more to get here.…

Our suffering will be unlike many and like others. Human beings come in all shapes and sizes much like our respective pain. It will vary for each of us. However, we will all suffer.  There will be times when the world seems unkind. When God couldn’t seem farther away. When friends turn to foe. When…

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