My Monday Morning Cup | 10 Key Strategies for Coping with Secondary Trauma

When a person is exposed to people who may have been traumatized themselves, secondary trauma can result. Hearing disturbing accounts of traumatic events retold by trauma survivors or experiencing people inflicting cruelty on each other can also lead to a person needing to cope with secondary trauma. None of us, no matter how compassionate, can … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | 10 Key Strategies for Coping with Secondary Trauma

My Monday Morning Cup | Food on the Brain

As you might imagine, given what I do to earn a living and minister to others, I think about food a lot----probably more than the average bear. Food is a gift from God meant to be shared. There is something about food that invites community. Food tastes better when consumed in the company of others. … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Food on the Brain

My Monday Morning Cup | Living a Life Pleasing to the Lord Begins with Prayer

I wake up fairly early, around 4 a.m. When I first arise, I've learned it is good for me to pray before my feet hit the floor. It sets the tone for the day. There are a couple of things I like to pray, like the Serenity Prayer and the Lord's Prayer. Sometimes, I like … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Living a Life Pleasing to the Lord Begins with Prayer