Tag Archives: humility

When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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An Insider’s View of Depression, Anxiety, Thoughts of Suicide, and Traveling the Road

Dear Friends and Readers of When the River Won’t Flow, Twice before I have posted something written by others. Today I want to share a very special piece written by a dear friend of mine, who has remained my friend … Continue reading

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Life in a Parenthesis

We have all kinds of projects to pursue, engagingly articulated and brilliantly planned between us, which all seem relegated to some distance day that, at my worst, I fear will never come. Although we keep working the plan, the ball … Continue reading

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Are You out of Debt Yet?

The question has been raised, and the answer is, in truth, quite simple. No! Not even close! I lost my full-time job on January 5, 2009. The intervening seven years have been very good years in many ways. They have … Continue reading

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Ah youth: endless, carefree days – adventure! Ah advancing age: clocks ticking – the blessings and curse of hindsight. If you knew then, what you know now, would you have chosen differently? In many instances – Of course you would … Continue reading

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The Love of Money

It is often said that money is the root of all evil . . . but that is misquoted. Money is inanimate. It has no power of its own. Power comes from the people who wield it. They use it … Continue reading

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Honest Labor

For those of you who follow my blog, perhaps you will have noticed that my last post was many weeks ago in November. I have been busy! Prayers were answered and much to the relief of all concerned, I finally … Continue reading

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