How To Get Reenergized

How To Get Reenergized Life in the fast lane can wear you out. Too many people are living and working in the fast lane.  The fast lane life has resulted in tired men and women and has sapped their energy and motivation. Many are faced with chronic fatigue. There are two types of fatigue: Physical… Continue reading How To Get Reenergized

How to Hang On

How to Hang On 23.1 My Story The date was April 11, 2018. The day of the week was Wednesday. I had awoken at the usual time of 5 AM. I stepped into the master bedroom where my wife was resting. I took her hand and held it. I leaned over the hospital bed and… Continue reading How to Hang On

How To Be Comforted During Times of Hardships and Trials

How To Be Comforted During Times of Hardships and Trials 22.1 My Story I thought I knew how to minister to hurting families and person’s facing death. My hubris said I was an expert. After all. I was a seminary trained minister and an ordained minister as well as an ordained deacon. I had made… Continue reading How To Be Comforted During Times of Hardships and Trials

How to Let the Lord Be Your Helper

How to Let the Lord Be Your Helper 21.1 My Story My wife’s diagnosis of Melanoma Cancer broke my heart. I promised myself I would be there for her. I would be there in good times. I would be there in bad times. I would care for her and celebrate every time we received good… Continue reading How to Let the Lord Be Your Helper

Faith Frees Me From Fearing Death

Faith Frees Me From Fearing Death 20.1 My Story As death was imminent for my wife, for some reason I did not feel sorry for the brevity of her life. Oh sure, I would have preferred her being healed and having another thirty plus years with me. After all, dying at sixty-one years old is… Continue reading Faith Frees Me From Fearing Death

I’m Not Going to Sit and Wait to Die

I’m Not Going to Sit and Wait to Die 19.1 My Story I’m sure my late wife grew tired of me asking, “What did you weight this morning?” She would dutifully look at me and then give me the number. It was almost always the same weight. Oh, it may go up or down by… Continue reading I’m Not Going to Sit and Wait to Die

Acknowledge God for Real Rest

Acknowledge God for Real Rest 18.1 My Story I had been awake for thirty-three consecutive hours. My marathon of being up began on Tuesday when I had awakened at 5 AM. I had gotten up, checked on my wife, showered, and went to Starbucks at 6 AM for my morning writing. From writing, I had… Continue reading Acknowledge God for Real Rest

How to Accept God’s Hope

How to Accept God’s Hope 17. 1 My Story On Thursday, April 2016, I had a surprise in the interoffice mail. The big envelope came with an apology attached on a Post-it Note from the information technology vice president’s executive administrative assistant. She expressed her regrets for not getting the dispatch to me sooner. She… Continue reading How to Accept God’s Hope

How to Give Your Fears to God

How to Give Your Fears to God 16.1 My Story My spouse paid the bills each month. Yes, we had a budget and discussed our financial priorities, but she wrote the checks each month and made the electronic payments. We were an old school couple and had a joint checking account. I had a basic… Continue reading How to Give Your Fears to God

Love Me Enough to Let Me Go

Love Me Enough to Let Me Go 15.1 My Story I still recall the conversation. Rarely have I hated having such a talk. I am forever glad we had the conversation. “Jimmie, we need to talk,” said Miss Benita. I glanced in her direction. While her natural smile and joyous attitude were on her face,… Continue reading Love Me Enough to Let Me Go