Know Your Story

By DR. JOHNNY PARKER  Mrs. Stone was my sixth grade teacher and she meant well. I think. I was placed in what was considered the smartest class, but I hated math. Mrs. Stone’s style was to send a group of students to the blackboard to solve math equations.  I made it...

Confessions of an Unloving Husband

Confessions of an Unloving Husband

Oh, those early years of marriage. Thinking back on them now, I realize that I struggled to love my wife well.  You may be thinking, “I can’t believe he’s admitting that!” But the reality was that her emotions – her constant need to talk about her feelings – made me...

Lessons from the Campfire

Lessons from the Campfire

There is just something fabulous about gathering with friends and family around the warmth and wonder of a campfire.  Along with toasting marshmallows, my favorite part of the fire is the conversation that takes place.  Sometimes funny, sometimes soul-searching, a...

Ziploc Bags and Your Soul

Ziploc Bags and Your Soul

I enjoy the taste of Graham Crackers - especially the cinnamon flavored ones. Recently I opened a pack, ate a few and put the rest in the box. Here’s the deal. Whenever I neglect to put the uneaten crackers in a Ziploc bag, they lose their freshness, taste awful and...

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

I recently celebrated my 52nd. birthday on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland.  It was my wife’s birthday present to me - thank you sweetie.  I didn’t need any gifts, cake or ice cream. What I desired most was time away from noise (i.e. cell phone, computer,...