LIFE MATTERS

Don’t forget about the real world

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Never has there been a time when "news" was more in the news than it is today.

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How would you like to pay this debt?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"I owe, I owe, so off to work I go." Do you ever feel that way?

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Do say this. It will help. I promise.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

In last week's post, I talked about some really common, but incredibly unhelpful, things we say to people who are going through tough times.

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Don’t say this. I mean it.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I was going to title this article "Things you should never say to someone going through a tough time," but it was too long for a headline.

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“Me, too.” The gift of going second.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Do you ever grow weary of people's drama and complaints?

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Only the good die young … Baloney!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I was a freshman in high school when Billy Joel's record company released his controversial song "Only the Good Die Young."

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It came from the dryer screen; A Baptist’s perspective on Lent

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Some who read my weekly ponderings know that I am Baptist.

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Three ways to keep FOMO from controlling your life

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Have you seen the great Bob Newhart video where he is a psychiatrist trying to help a patient get over her fear of being buried alive in a box?

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FOMO: chasing (but not living) the dream

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"Are you tired of chasing pretty rainbows? Are you tired of spinning round and round?"

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Physician, heal thyself… from FOMO

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I have a confession. I suffer from one of the most common diseases in our culture.

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Don’t read the comments!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

As a blogger/columnist, I read a lot more than I write. It's important that I hear more voices than my own.

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Please pity my busyness

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

How's it going? Crazy busy! Yep, I've said it. You probably have, too.

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Do you have money problems?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Money, jobs, the economy, economic impact, the working class, the one percent and the national debt - have any of these been discussed recently?

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What do you call the day after the Super Bowl?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Another Super Bowl has come and gone. The last time my team played in it:

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#Tombstonetweet: What will they say about you?

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I once heard someone say that we wouldn't worry so much about what people think of us if we realized how little they actually think about us.

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The love trap: captivated or held captive?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Perhaps you favor a classic romance story. Perhaps you are more inclined toward the hero story, where one self-sacrifices the opportunity for personal romantic love for the benefit of many in need.

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Let’s get to the heart of the matter

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

So what is this mystical "heart of the matter" that people talk about? Or for that matter, what's the matter?

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What are your core values?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"We don't do what we believe in; we do what we value."

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2017 is going to be amazing!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"Now go and be amazing!" I simply spoke the phrase that popped into my head, and it may have changed the course of my life.

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What did the animals think?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Have you heard on the radio, or seen on YouTube, dogs and cats singing Christmas songs? They are kind of cute the first time! After that ... not so much.

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