May 31, 2022
LILY Letter 60: The Right Kind of Confidence

Many women told me during my mid-single years that confidence in a man was sexy. I believe there is a survival function in female attraction to a confident man. A bold and confident man is a good protector and is more likely to discourage potential attackers and predators. The problem with this wisdom is that, […]

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March 29, 2022
LILY Letter 51: Living & Loving Boldly

Our message this week is to "live boldly" by being your authentic self in wise vulnerable ways with those you believe will accept you as you are, and to "love boldly" by encouraging others to be honest about who they are and to love them unconditionally. To practice "real love" is to be a "wise […]

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November 15, 2021
FOR MID-SINGLES: THE MOTE AND THE BEAM

Published in Meridian Magazine "For Mid-Singles: The Mote and the Beam" By Jeff Teichert · November 15, 2021  Jesus asked: “[W]hy beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote […]

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September 24, 2021
THE STATE OF SHALOM

For more than a year, I have been trying to find the right word to describe the mental state where a person is centered, at peace, and not disrupted. I was at an event with a mental health counselor and asked him the question and he said, "the word is homeostasis." Not bad, but not […]

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July 6, 2021
LILY Letter 13: Healthy Relationship Development

Trees reach up for light and grow in the process, and so do we as sons and daughters of heavenly parents. Facing upwards provides lofty perspective. Looking up in search of holiness builds strength and dignity as disciples of Deity. We can serve and lift others from a higher plane as we look up to […]

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June 23, 2021
LILY Pod 16: Pursuit of Excellence

We produced a LILY Pod episode on pursuing personal and relational excellence, while remembering to keep in mind that joy is the design of our existence. It is wise to include the pursuit of happiness as the underlying sentiment of all ambitious endeavors. This includes stepping back to observe our creations as good, just as […]

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May 25, 2021
LILY Letter 7: LOVE is the Two Great Commandments

When asked the greatest commandment, Jesus answered: “…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:37-39). Loving God, ourselves, and our neighbors is at the […]

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