Showing posts from January, 2010

Encouragement - We all Need It!

A woman was in my office last week and told me about this story, "after 20 years of marriage my husband came home and said, 'I'm not in love with you anymore' and that was it!"  Did you ever notice how we would rather replace the people in our lives who have disappointed us, rather than deal with the issues that have separated us?  I must admit that I am a BIG abuser of my own observation.  Often we have a parent who has let us down, a child we have given up on, or a spouse who has left us for a younger woman.  Unfortunately, I know way too many people who have experienced the ladder.  Too many men get to an age where they realize they are getting old and going to die so they start looking for someone to replace their aging, aching wife who is their constant reminder of them getting old.   Replacing people has become much too common place, not only in our culture but I've seen it in the Latin, Italian, and Irish cultures as well.  I have a feeling that if p

What is Truth?

Webster defines truth in the following ways: 1 a   archaic   :   fidelity ,  constancy   b   :  sincerity in action, character, and utterance 2 a  (1)   :  the state of being the case  :   fact   (2)   :  the body of real things, events, and facts  :   actuality   (3)   often capitalized   :  a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality  b   :  a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true  s  of thermodynamics>   c   :  the body of true statements and propositions 3 a   :  the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality  b   chiefly British   :   true  2  c   :  fidelity to an original or to a standard 4   capitalized   Christian Science   :   god It is the first and last definition that catches my attention.  Fidelity, Constancy, and GOD, the basic definitions of truth...and God.  It is interesting to me that God loves us constantly and with fidelity and asks us to do the same.  The Bible tells us to "put no trust in man,