Day One! Two Reasons for Hope

sunset1Last week I shared a Rick Warren post entitled “The Blessings of a Life of Integrity.”

The Challenge to live a life of integrity was obvious.  But as I wrote, I knew that for many readers there was an enormous elephant standing in the room.

A question that went unaddressed.

Ken, what if my life hasn’t always been one of integrity? What if I have experienced failure? Has the sun set on my day of opportunity? Are the promised blessings forever lost? The answer is…

The Life Long Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Jadyn on the day she wrote, "Dear Diarrhea"  copyIn 2009, On Valentine’s day we gave each of our grandchildren little notebooks to be used as journals along with instructions on how to use them.

The older children immediately sat down and began recording their thoughts for the day.

Four year old Jadyn, could not yet write and I was worried that she might feel left out.

My fears were put to rest when she sat down, took out her pencil, and whispered as she pretended to write, “Dear diarrhea!”

6 Suggestions on How to Respond to Internet Criticism!

shutterstock_183063503I received a message the other day from a musician friend who was devastated by a caustic, critical remark left on her Facebook page.

After reading the trash that had been thrown in her direction, I wrote her a note of encouragement. Here are some of the suggestions I shared with her. Now if only I can follow my own advice.