What Hallmark Christmas Movies and Heartlifting Have in Common

What Hallmark Christmas Movies and Heartlifting Have in Common

“He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and for, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him...
Happy Can Be Very Hard

Happy Can Be Very Hard

After a heated dispute, we each undertook an assignment for the next class: to engage in one pleasurable activity and one philanthropic activity, and write about both. The results were life-changing. The afterglow of the “pleasurable” activity (hanging out with...
Hurricanes and Hunkering Down

Hurricanes and Hunkering Down

For the Celtic monastic tradition, wandering was a powerful practice, shaping much of their vision of Christian spiritual life. There is a unique term for this Celtic wandering–peregrinatio pro Christo–the call to wander for the love of Christ. It is a...
Celebrate What Went Right Today

Celebrate What Went Right Today

The Blame Game Blaming others is an inappropriate and non-productive form of communication between lovers, friends, or family members.” In her book, Shift, Author and television personality, Tory Johnson, shares her story of weight loss. But her story is way...
How a People Pleaser Became a Family Pleaser

How a People Pleaser Became a Family Pleaser

From the archives, August 19, 2015 Update, August 12, 2018 Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household. We had come to feel isolated and uneasy with other people, especially...
Getting Out of God’s Way

Getting Out of God’s Way

Welcome my friend and fellow author, Kathy Howard, to our Speak Healing Words community! I first met Kathy in St. Louis, MO, at The International Christian Retailers Show. Immediately, I knew she was authentic, warm and very, very kind. Soon after that, Kathy keynoted...