Entries by ralph

One Of Those Days!

Henry Ford once said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” If you are having one of those days when everything seems to be going wrong and you are struggling just to stay sane and get through it without killing someone or […]

May I Take Your Order?

It happened again the other day. To be honest, I couldn’t even estimate how many times I’ve had some version of this conversation. I met someone new on my walk with my dog. Like always, we talked about dogs (I mean, what else, right?) And, as usual, I ask what they do for a living. […]

A Crawling Butterfly

If you are a believer and disciple of Jesus; if you have turned from your sins and met the risen Christ, then you are a new creation. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV) The old, the filth, the […]

Two Are Better Than One

We are told that two are better than one. That “doing life together” is better than going through life alone. This is true in marriage but also true in friendship – deep, committed, lifetime friendships. Two are better than one is a reference to the synergy that “together” creates. It applies to those who would […]

Sometimes You Have to Subtract to Add

In arithmetic, subtraction is the opposite of addition, but in relationships before the right people can be added, the wrong people have to be subtracted. The wrong people always hinder the right people from coming and staying in your life. This is true in both friendships and marriage. Friendships:  You might be at a place […]

A Stress-Free Life

When the topic of stress comes up, it is usually to remind us of how stress can be harmful to our health and overall well-being. You rarely, if ever, hear that stress is part of a meaningful life. As a Christian leader I use to attend a number of leadership events every year. I would […]