4 Reasons to Table Tough Conversations with Your Partner

In a perfect world, no one would ever need to put off a difficult conversation with a significant other. We would be zen-like all the time, speaking from our hearts, steering clear of accusations, and crystal clear on what we want to have happen next. We would be stellar listeners and paraphrasers and eager to make things right with the people we love the most....more
My sister does this all the time. Sometimes it is the time to table it; other times it is not.more

Be Present in this Moment

We're on this amazing journey called life. There's no way to stop the journey, except for death, and even then, I believe it to be just another step in the journey. We cannot go backwards to a place we've already been, and we cannot speed forward to the place unknown....more

A Mother's Decision for Israelis and Palestinians to Work Together for Peace

Sitting here in the shelter in my building in Tel-Aviv,  with the sirens wailing in the background -  boom, boom, boom, boom.   The Iron Dome just knocked out four rockets.  I shudder at the prospect of what would have happened if they had landed near my house....more
Exactly this is my thoughts too. More killing will not bring back the dead. A peace agreement ...more

The Problem With Worrying

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6 (NIV)...more

Hiking for Clarity

For me, hiking has become a way to connect back to myself and to nature.  When I feel stressed, I find myself yearning to get on a trail to have quiet time to think and re-group.For me, hiking necessary to find peace.My last hike was in Dickerson, MD at Sugarloaf Mountain.  I didn’t even know this place existed, but I’m thrilled to know that I could get there in about 40 minutes.  ...more

What is the Kingdom of God?

God's Kingdomis when he becomes ruler of the earth. Its like today, but we have more than one ruler for each country. Basically The rulers are the government authorities. So when God's Kingdom comes mention in Matt. 6:9,10. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006521?q=kingdom+of+God&p=par...more

I Won't Complain


What in Our World??

What in our world is going on?  I don't typically take my world views to social media but the events, locally and nationally, lately have really brought me to knees...in prayer and confusion.  How did our world, the one we love so dear, fall so far?  Consider if you will, who and what people support these days.  I am certainly not pointing a finger at any one person or group, but I don't understand how and when people got so angry and self righteous....more

Judging Youth

When you judge a person for the mistakes of their youth,You are not highlighting their ill-fated decisions.What you are doing,Which is far worse,Is highlighting your own inhumanity.Ever felt like this - whether you are the one judging or like you are busily fighting off the inhumanity; wielding off judgement with your mightiest sword? How do find your own humanity in either case? How do you find peace amidst the fray?M....more