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Jan Gompper

Jan Gompper

Jan Gompper spent most of her career teaching theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. She also served six years as a cohost for Time of Grace during its start-up years. She has collaborated on two faith-based musicals, numerous Christian songs, and has written and codirected scripts for a Christian video series. She and her husband now reside in the Tampa area, where she continues to practice her acting craft and coach aspiring acting students as opportunities arise. She also assists with Sunday school and other church-related activities.

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Life’s Challenges

A final assignment

As a former college theater professor, wanting my students to succeed was a double-edged sword. One side hoped they would fulfill their dreams. The…

Depression & Anxiety

When the fever breaks

Having the flu is no fun, especially when it’s accompanied by aches, fever, and chills that make you toss and turn all night, shivering…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up without a fight!

“Thy will be done” (Luke 11:2 KJV). This can be hard to pray when we or those we love are facing dire circumstances. Perhaps,…

Life’s Challenges

A natural resistance

People who are approaching death sometimes have a surge of energy a day or two before they pass. They may be able to do…

Life’s Challenges

Beware the bully

Most of us grew up with a bully in our schoolyard. You used to be able to see him or her coming. Today, it’s…

Life’s Challenges

Brighter days

When I was younger and going through a rough patch, my mother would always (and I mean always) tell me, “There are brighter days…

Life’s Challenges

No quick fix

I come from a family of solvers. Whenever we face a problem, we dig in to try to fix it quickly. Sometimes we approach…

Life’s Challenges

A dull ache

Loneliness is real. The world is filled with people who live with a dull, nagging ache inside them much of the time.  Many of…

Depression & Anxiety

No separation anxiety

I was in a department store one day when suddenly I heard a bloodcurdling scream, followed by relentless sobbing. A little boy had gotten…

Life’s Challenges

A walk in my shoes

When I was little, I loved putting on my mom’s high-heeled shoes and imagining I was a grown-up. I remember looking out the car…