By Keith Miller | March 16, 2009

God in a Ruffled Blouse and Small Brown Shoes

What is the authentic sign that someone is filled with God’s spirit and love the way Jesus was? I wish I could send the following letter to the woman, a teacher, whom God used to change my life one day, simply by being who she was and doing what she did so often in our […]

By Keith Miller | March 9, 2009

I Feel Alone…

I feel alone in my own house sometimes. How did we become so afraid to share our intimate thoughts? No one, it seems, is really sure about how human development takes place. And it is apparent from reading in the field of developmental psychology that crucial direction changing experiences can happen to different children at […]

By Keith Miller | March 2, 2009

Is Anyone Out There?

What did Jesus say God would give us to overcome our solitary fears? I remember clearly a particular day when I was four that marked the beginning of my own conscious search for the answer to that question.Happy warfare with small, bright lead soldiers on an ancient oriental rug, worn off in spots by a […]

By Keith Miller | February 23, 2009

Dragon Control: A Home Remedy

My family calls me “the Drama Queen.” My life seems to be filled with monster problems—and I do tend to spew these unsolvable resentments, fears, and dramatic (potential) tragedies my life seems filled with. Can you talk about how Christians can get over this “awfulizing”? Confess your sins to each other and pray for each […]

By Keith Miller | February 16, 2009

How You Can Step off the Conveyor Belt When You Can’t Find a Switch to Stop It?

What can a Christian do when his spouse confronts him with the fact that he is so busy that: “You never have time for us any more. Sometimes I feel like a single parent.” Are there any effective ways you’ve found to remind yourself to stop and smell the flowers with your family? Recently, after […]

By Keith Miller | February 9, 2009

Just As I Am . . . When I Give Up the Jug?

My dad was raised in the church, but he drinks a lot now. Even though he keeps saying he’s going to quit, it never lasts more than a few days. When I told him that God can help him quit drinking (because God has helped me quit), he said, “I can’t surrender my life to […]

By Keith Miller | February 2, 2009

The “Inspector”: A No-Win Game Both Spouses Can Play

My husband is so picky about having everything in the “right” place (the place he thinks is right) that he is constantly picking at me. I was not raised to even pick up my clothes or towels that dropped on the floor. He wants every towel and wash rag hung up, and he also wants […]

By Keith Miller | January 26, 2009

The Chain of Loving Memories that Binds Us to Those Long Gone

How did you survive losing every member of your family of origin by the time you were twenty-eight? How did you handle that—when the last one died? “Nannie’s dead.Aunt Nannie is dead!” I kept saying it over and over to myself and shaking my head.I couldn’t believe it, and yet I knew it was true.I […]

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