Tag: #Resist

Three Words to Avoid

How Being Right is Destroying Our Planet When was the last time you did an “ego check?” You may not be familiar with the term, but I’ll bet you’ve heard this one:  “You’re cutting off your nose to spite your face.” No one would really do that, but it...

Can YOU Reach Across the Aisle?

Compromise is Not Defeat We lost a unique and well-known leader this week. Senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain died last Saturday. Even in death, the one Washington has called “The Maverick” for decades, did it his own way. He voluntarily discontinued treatment for his brain cancer and died...

How to Make a Bully Flee

Is the “Golden Rule” Dead? Do you practice the “Golden Rule?” Almost every society has some version of treating others like we want to be treated. Unfortunately, like all great advice and most sacred texts, this gets twisted by the selfish, the greedy, and those who live in constant...

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

Have You Just About Had It?

How are you currently handling the barrage of media information? I lived through the Ronald Reagan years in California when President Reagan was governor of that state, as well as remembering his presidency. Suffice it to say I have a pretty good idea of what it was like to...

Speaking Out About Parkland – “Making Sense of Life” Special Edition

Guns in America We have a problem in America. In fact, of all the countries in the world, the United States has the most pronounced evidence of this situation. And, yes, it involves guns, but that’s not the complete problem, nor is banning all guns tomorrow the perfect solution....

Memorials and Monuments

Are we destroying history? Monuments and statues symbolizing the Confederacy are being removed from public view in the United States at an increasing rate. Doesn’t this deprive our citizens of the memory of people who deserve to be remembered? No. Those protesting the removal of these monuments and statues...

Need An 18-Hour Bra?

Finding Consistent, Effective and Loving Support Remember the Jane Russell commercials for the 18-hour bra from Playtex®? I know; it’s a totally off-the-wall question for a spiritual column, right? By now you know who you’re dealing with here, so I doubt you’re shocked. My blog is called, “Making Sense...

Victim or Victor?

  Have you ever felt victimized? You may have been taken advantage of by someone you trusted, felt cheated out of an opportunity, or perhaps physically harmed in some way. Unfortunately, at least one of these possible scenarios may seem all-too-familiar to you. Much of what happens in our...

So MUCH To Complain About!

Have you got complaints? “Have I got complaints? You should only HAVE the problems I have!” It’s not enough that we have our own issues to deal with. On top of everything else there’s the constant stream of bad news coming to us from social media. What can we...