Holding On to Resentment? Let it Go!

Why has Disney’s movie Frozen been so successful?  Although the music (Idina Menzel!), animation, and humor are excellent (and watching nieces and nephews sing along is priceless), the core message of the film is what has resonated with so many people:  Let it Go!  The most common problem in “relationship issues,” is harbored resentment.  People cling on to past hurts for fear of what harm may await them in the future.  Whether it’s a past hurt, or a current fear, there are immense benefits from letting go. Continue reading “Holding On to Resentment? Let it Go!”

Is This My Will? Or God’s?

Religious and spiritual people often have difficulty deciphering between their personal desires and what God’s will is for them.  They feel frozen with fear about making the wrong choice.  This is particularly distressing with life-altering decisions:  Which career to pursue, whom to marry, what neighborhood to live in, or whether or not to have more children (just to name a few). Continue reading “Is This My Will? Or God’s?”

The Problem With Beliefs

There’s an old fable, similar to the concept that C.S. Lewis presents in The Screwtape Letters, of a devil and his young apprentice.  They are monitoring a man whom they are in charge of tempting.  They observe him finding peace beneath a tree.  The apprentice anxiously pleads with the master devil stop this man from finding happiness.  The master, with quiet confidence replies:  Continue reading “The Problem With Beliefs”