Do the Holidays Hurt? 5 Ways To Cope and Hope

The late comedian and actor, George Burns, once said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” You might especially agree after the holidays! But what about those loved ones—friends and family you deeply loved—who left you? Someone else said: “The hardest grief is when the person you love is still…

4 Ways to Enjoy the Mess

Messes mess with me. (See what I did there?) As the leader of a church with dozens of staff, over 3000 people, and five locations, my office and schedule gets messy. In addition, with an overwhelmed wife, four energetic kiddos, a temperamental Chihuahua, and a rambunctious Boxer messiness easily takes over the Jones home too.…

The Top 2 Things You Need To Know About Pain

There’s the story of a Rabbi who told his students that if they studied the Torah it would put Scripture on their hearts. One of them asked, “Why on our hearts, and not in them?” The Rabbi answered, “Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading sacred text can put it on your hearts, and then when your hearts break, the holy…

A Weekend Garage Workout

The below was supposed to be a light off-day workout to keep the blood flowing. It kicked my rearend. If you want to use it as an off day workout do only one round or cut the repetitions in half. Otherwise use it as a weekend workout. It’s a good one. You’ll need a couple of…