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The Out of Control Living series explores our ongoing struggle for control with God, ourselves, and others, to help us find our way to freedom and wholeness. 

I want my writing to illustrate truth in a way that enables my readers to find courage, hope, comfort, & freedom.

Key words found in this series:

  • Spiritual Growth
  • Surrender
  • Freedom
  • Intimacy
  • Healing
  • Self Discovery
  • Recovery
  • Honesty
Following the Good Shepherd beside still waters, green pastures,into restoration of soul.

Recent Blog Posts

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Are We United?

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity! For there the Lord commanded the...
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The Anatomy of Marriage Meltdowns
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The Anatomy of Marriage Meltdowns

Nothing hurts like a disconnected marriage. We can find the disconnects, and heal them. We can develop a strategy that...
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Quarantine Romance
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Quarantine Romance

Where are you my love? Where's the one I knew and married on our wedding day? What happened to the...
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Conquering COVID-19

It's the end of the world as we know it, but I feel fine... REM Out in the zone Fear...
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Wind In My Sails

My Dad was an electrician on a ship in the Navy and he told me stories of being on the...
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I feel connected when…

I feel connected when... We spend quality time together.We slow things down enough to spontaneously do something fun together.We determine...
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C’mon, Man!

If you watch the NFL, You're familiar with the clip C'mon man! It's a commentary of outtakes on different players...
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Five ways to disarm depression

"Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad." Proverbs 12:251. Get in touch;...
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Five things to know before you say “I do.”

The more you know going in, the better the chances of your marriage succeeding. One half of all marriages don't...
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Ghosts in time

We are eternal ghosts in a temporal timeline. Shimmering like a mirage, there but not, we live out our days....
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Barrel of monkeys; Balance in an over committed world

They're in the trees, waiting to jump When they jump It's Friday evening, following a hectic, full, fast paced week,...
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What I Really Need

May I practice your presence Lord, instead of that of another. May I seek the comfort of your love when...
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One is the loneliest number

Many of you will remember the Three Dog Night song, with the single piano chord repeating... "One is the loneliest...
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Interpreting offenses; Accessing Grace

When something happens that hurts me, I tend to feel betrayed, used, or taken advantage of. I internalize things, and...
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Forsaking Fear

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25 Those of...
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Security, Trust, & Healing

Intimacy in marriage is one of my core values. A marriage hurts when intimacy is not present. Intimacy is not...
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Working or Resting?

For the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through...
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Out of control choices

Which one is the rescuer, or the victim? Intruder alert! Looking at my ringing cellphone, instant anxiety, reading the caller...
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Thoughts about control

Thoughts about control God won’t compete with our control. When control enters the equation, God leaves it. Wherever control enters...
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Out of control living

This is the beginning. Welcome to the out of control living blog. I am excited to get the page up,...
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