Patience Is A Virtue

“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” – Romans 12:12.  We’ve all looked skyward and prayed, “Lord, make me more patient—and do it now.” Patience can evaporate in every facet of life: when we are late for a critical engagement while inching forward in traffic or when we get…

Overcoming Distractions

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” – Proverbs 4:25.  A great marriage has many benefits, but nobody reaps the benefits without putting in the work. The first rule of a successful marriage is this: work hard and stay focused. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? So why do we not…

All That Kid Stuff Is hard

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4.  Bob and Jane hit a rough patch in their marriage, but not as a result of fireworks: there were no knockdown, drag out fights,…

Shiny, Beeping Distractions

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” –  Christian Lous Lange   You know the drill. When waiting in Publix, or for the school bus to arrive, we naturally reach for our phone and begin checking things that you just checked the last time you had some time to pass.  It becomes almost…

Keeping Focus In A World Of Distractions

“ Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” – Unknown   We all have one thing in common: we all face distractions. Incoming texts, emails, calls, Facebook, Instagram, video games, or that series on Netflix we’ve been binge watching. Distractions have become omnipresent. So much so that many people work on their marriage with the leftover…