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RJ Thesman

Author, Christian Life Coach, Lover of Blueberries “RJ Thesman on Google+
RJ Thesman has written 179 posts for RJThesman.net

Hope Finds the Right Apology

Maybe the reason we’re stuck within this national tragedy is because we haven’t yet found the right apology. In their book, “The Five Languages of Apology,” Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas explore the differences between various apologies. Sometimes “I’m sorry” just isn’t enough because each of us comes to forgiveness via a different perspective. Express … Continue reading

Hope Lives in Forgiveness

Thanks to the insights of some prayer warriors, I was recently confronted with an ugliness in my soul. A spirit of unforgiveness had settled within and kept me from living in joyful peace. After a time of confession and intense prayer, by God’s grace, I was able to release the pain that led to the … Continue reading

Hope Inspires When Art Becomes Life

Oscar Wilde opined that life often imitates art, but once in a while, the philosophy reverses and art becomes life. I’ve seen it happen with my Reverend G series and recently, it happened again. In the third Reverend G book – to be released late spring, 2015 – Reverend G purchases birthday cards for her … Continue reading

Hope Offered by Anne Lamott

As an author, I always hope my words will impact readers, but sometimes this goal reverses. Sometimes I find myself changed by another writer’s work. One of those writers for me is Anne Lamott. This week, I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Anne Lamott right here in Kansas City. Anne was, as I … Continue reading

Hope Within Calendar Pages

As we approach the holidays, this year draws to a close. What happened to move us so quickly through 2014? This week, I drove to an office supply store to buy a refill for my planner – new calendar pages for 2015. As I sorted and refilled my planner, I glanced back at the activities … Continue reading

Finding Hope When Faith Changes

These days, I find myself with more questions than answers. Although still based in the original foundations of scripture and relationship, my faith is changing. No longer do I think in terms of black and white. In fact, I spend more time thinking and meditating than I do reciting the rules I grew up with. … Continue reading

7 Holiday Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer’s

How should we best handle the holidays when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease? The calendar reminds us that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and soon after comes Christmas. As much as we enjoy the family time, the abundance of good food and the reminders to be thankful – we also … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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