Why this pastor talks about emotions so dang much.

I’ve worn glasses for a long time. Since 4th grade, I think. Without my glasses, the world beyond ten feet or so blurs into an indistinct mosaic of colored blobs. Not very safe for me to be out and about! Each morning there is a moment of transformation when I put on my glasses for […]

The Chapter I forgot to write.

It’s been a little more than eighteen months since The Wisdom Of Your Heart hit the shelves. In that time, I’ve had a lot of conversations with people about the book, and how it connected for them.  Or how it didn’t. I’ve learned a lot. I learned that we need to talk about emotional health […]

The 4 Biggest Emotional Myths You May Have Learned in Church

Much of what we think we know about emotions we learned from parents, teachers, pastors, and other influencers in our lives. These lessons have formed maps that guide out thoughts and choices as we grow up. But sometimes those maps are wrong. Today I am honored to have a guest post over at Crosswalk.com. Crosswalk.com […]

“The way I was living stopped working for me.” An Interview with Chuck Hagele.

Emotional maturity is a topic that touches every important part of our lives.  My friend, Chuck Hegele, leads an incredible ministry to families with at-risk youth called Project Patch. As a part of that ministry, he produces a podcast for parents called Today’s Family Experience. He and I spend about an hour this week talking […]

Are you doing the hidden inner work?

5 miles of narrow, winding, uphill road remained between us and our destination, the Oregon Caves. Sometimes steep, the road wound its way upwards with tight switchbacks. About halfway up I realized something. Despite the incline and the many tight corners, the drive was perfectly smooth and comfortable. Tight turns on a narrow road usually […]

Stop Stress by Thinking About Stressors

I was in a Facebook conversation with a friend about the stress she was under.  Her husband had helpfully suggested that perhaps she should “just not feel it.”  Sensing that this was probably not the best advice he’d given her in their marriage, she was crowd sourcing ideas about how to deal with the emotional […]