good grief

Good Grief – The Pain That Heals All Others

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

There is nothing enjoyable about hurting. People can say they like being sore after a workout or that they get a rush from muscling through challenging physical feats but, even still, it’s not pleasant.  What’s worse than physical pain is emotional pain.  Deep wounds that come from damaging words, abuse or the loss of a loved one are challenging to …

ask a question

Do You Care Enough To Ask A Question?

Nathan Smith Family, Personal Stories

Questions are amazing things.  They are basically invitations.  It’s nice to receive an invitation.  Maybe you don’t have time to go to the party or attend the event but you were invited and given the opportunity to participate…. and that feels nice.  A genuine, thoughtful question is the same.  It is like rolling out a red carpet to someone saying …

willing to receive

Are You Willing To Receive?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Relationships

Everyone loves getting a gift.  I think ‘free stuff’ may be one of my love languages!  It seems like a no-brainer that while people may be reluctant to give in certain areas of their lives, most people are always ready and willing to receive. When it comes to material things there’s a better chance of that statement being true.  However, …