Friday, April 24, 2015

Know Your Spouse

Can you accept the messy parts?

Are you ready to say, “I do”? First look into your partner’s closet, get familiar with the junk in his or her life. Can you live with their baggage? Dr. Ireland speaks of the importance of getting to know your mate—the good, bad and ugly—well before walking down the aisle.

Posted Under: Life Management, Spiritual Growth
Friday, April 17, 2015

How can racial issues be healed?

Our entire country is struggling with racial issues today. Can we achieve true diversity? Dr. Ireland says, “Only if we are intentional.” Cross cultural people enjoy social connections, not just professional ones, outside their race. Diversity happens within friendships. Listen as Dr. Ireland explains.

Posted Under: Diversity
Friday, April 10, 2015

Race Together

How do we start a new conversation?

How do you begin that awkward conversation with someone of a different race? We have to start by being authentic and honest. The authenticity of our hearts will bridge the gap in those diverse conversations with credibility. Follow your heart today on a journey to learn other cultures.

Posted Under: Diversity
Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Meaning of Easter and the Cross

The phrase Holy Week was coined hundreds of years ago by devout followers of Jesus, and it refers to the seven full days of reflection, meditation and spiritual activities that captured their feelings of devotion and love for the Savior. These men and women sought to revitalize their spiritual lives by retracing Jesus’ footsteps to the cross, where he was crucified between two thieves in a deliberate effort to humiliate him (it’s worth noting that even in the midst of his humiliation, Jesus prayed for his executioners’ forgiveness). Remembering these events strengthened the souls of the early followers, which had become weakened by life’s trials and tribulations.

Easter gives us a chance to meditate on this astounding example of bigheartedness while pursuing a way to practically model that trait in our own lives. Easter reminds me that I am a Christian—a follower of Christ– and of God’s call for me and every other person to live a more godly, morally based and grace-filled life. Easter also reminds me that I’m to live as a human being—the way Jesus prescribed.

My article on Fox News provides more insight http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/04/04/meaning-easter-and-cross/.

Posted Under: Spiritual Growth
Friday, April 3, 2015

Satisfying Your Soul

How often do you run out of gas?

What happens when we don’t care for our soul? We run on empty. We get tired. Dr. Ireland emphasizes the importance of knowing what you need to do to become full.

Posted Under: Spiritual Growth