Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Wise Advice About When to Speak and When to Zip It.

shutterstock_161024912Have you ever left a party or meeting mumbling to yourself, “I wish I hadn’t said that?”

Do you know how many more times we leave without knowing how much we said, or how it affected the people around us? I think I am learning.

While bicycling with my wife, Diane, I began to cough uncontrollably. I fell by the side of the road and lay in the grass trying to catch my breath.

“Happy New Year?” Yeah Right!

What if 2017 Arrives in the Midst of Personal Storms?

2015-09-10-19-46-39-1-copyIf you find it hard to believe that 2017 has any chance of holding happiness or hope for you, this post is for you.

At this time of year we can hear friends and family toasting the promise of the new year and basking in the reverberation of songs that speak of jolly seasons, joyful carols, and fa la la la la, la la la la.

Yet behind the smiles and toasts many are still reeling from the smashed expectations of the season’s celebrations.

  • One of our friends lost his beloved wife this Christmas eve.
  • In the last months of this year marriages have fallen apart.
  • Another friend was alienated from his family at Thanksgiving this year.
  • Life changed in a moment for some who received devastating news from the doctor.
  • Lives have been rocked by personal failure or financial ruin.

WOW Ken!  Thanks for the good cheer.

-Good cheer is only “good” if it is available to those who aren’t presently experiencing it.-

How can there be hope for the new year if one is trembling in the darkness of storms still raging in their lives as 2016 comes to a close?  I write this post because I have been there… more than once. I promise there is hope! I have seen the light! So have each of the friends facing the storms I mentioned above.