My Monday Morning Cup | The Holiday Edition

My dearest T and I are enjoying our long holiday weekend. We celebrated the 4th with Terri’s parents, Gary and Joyce. We ate brisket, baked beans, potato salad, tomato and cucumber salad, and topped it off with a refreshing homemade dessert Terri’s mom made. Afterward, we visited and caught up on the TV western “Yellowstone.” … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | The Holiday Edition

My Monday Morning Cup | Successfully Coping with Stress and Dealing with Trauma

Like many of you, Terri and I are streaming "The Chosen," a television drama created by Dallas Jenkins depicting the story of Jesus told through the eyes of those who knew him. The program is revolutionary in a number of ways, primarily in that it is completely crowd-funded. The show is extremely well-done, exceptionally well-written … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Successfully Coping with Stress and Dealing with Trauma

My Monday Morning Cup | Coping with Shame

Recently, I came to grips with shame. It wasn’t really a feeling I knew I had until doing a study on the book of Jonah in preparation for a sermon. In Jonah 4, God addresses Jonah’s shame. Imagine being God’s prophet and your prophecy doesn’t come true. To make matters worse, Jonah’s missionary journey ends … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Coping with Shame