In-Between Moments: 4. Evening Prayer and Reflection

Biological pandemic is drawing me back to blogging as a therapist. Not that I have any extra time, but rather because I have an incredible need and desire to pray more. This is tonight's prayer. Dear God, You are God, and I am not. You are in control, and we are not. It is humbling…Read more In-Between Moments: 4. Evening Prayer and Reflection

Coronavirus Prayer Intentions

Prayers and Thoughts Lifted For.. My immunocompromised physician father (anesthesiologist), who has been treating patients with coronavirus, without discrimination. Who has served in the Gulf War, suffered heart attacks, a mini stroke, and maintains his own bright light of faith that God is in control. My immunocompromised mother, who takes care of my physician father.…Read more Coronavirus Prayer Intentions

Connecting with Creativity – 3. Poem

“Jesus, I Ache” from Grieving with Hope, Leaning on Jesus By: Tim Wesemann Jesus, I ache. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually. I hear you are close to the brokenhearted. I need You close to me. Hold me. Help me. Bring me hope. As I lead on You, quiet me in Your love, Whispering Your promises of hope…Read more Connecting with Creativity – 3. Poem

Connecting with Creativity – 2. A Reflection on a Biblical Poem

Be still, and know that I am God from Psalm 46:10 Author Unknown We need to be reminded that we are not God and we are not in control. This seems pretty simple. You wouldn’t think it would be hard to remember. But we get so caught up in proving ourselves by performing, achieving and…Read more Connecting with Creativity – 2. A Reflection on a Biblical Poem

Connecting with Creativity – 1. A Poem

“Sometimes It’s Too Silent” Written by Unknown poet.  It makes me feel alone, and often sad. But I can also say I need Your holy silence. The kind where you just sit with me quietly, Lord. The kind where I know you are near. The kind where I know you are working for my good,…Read more Connecting with Creativity – 1. A Poem

Overcoming – 2. Humility

This post is on the second most common theme or trait I see in patients who succeed in therapy: Humility. There are two kinds of humility I see in patients who succeed. (1) The humility to be a compliant and responsible medical patient. (2) The humility to live in the reality that clinicians and physicians…Read more Overcoming – 2. Humility

Overcoming – 1. Commitment

This past year, I continued to have the honor to work with patients who struggle with chronic and complex difficulties ranging from physical pains to suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts. There is a common pattern I notice in patients who win in their care. The next couple blogs will be about their common characteristics. The…Read more Overcoming – 1. Commitment