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What is the Solution?

Too often we focus on our problem rather than the solution to the problem. I have been guilty of this; so, do not think that you are alone with this thinking. However, we will not get to the root cause of our problem if we do not focus on a solution. As problems arise...

Connect with the Right People

It is important to connect with the right people in life–people who can inspire you and bring joy and happiness into your life. At the same time, you need to disconnect from those that bring misery and unhappiness into your life. There is a biblical story that...

Coping with Grief and Loss

This week’s Chaplain’s Corner essay is in a slide show format.  In June, Chaplain Ghosten gave a talk on Coping with Grief & Loss for residents at 1100 Studio Apartments in Knoxville and used a slide show to illustrate his presentation. It has been...

Prayer: A Change Agent

In times of grief, people need to know that there is something they can rely on to help them through their crisis. I have discovered what works for me is the power of prayer. The great evangelist Billy Graham said, “If you are facing a loss or walking through a time...

Stay the Course

Sometimes we are distracted by things that alter our plans and cause us to veer off course. We wake up to a normal day expecting things to go a certain way and then discover that our plans must be rearranged. A change of plans can happen in just a few moments. Life...

Keep Trying!

Humanity has a habit of giving up too soon. To avoid falling into the pit of quitting too soon, you need the right people in your life. Sometimes the first step toward getting out of discouragement is finding somebody who can lift your spirit. The company you keep...