Last week, a friend (Nancy, far left) called to check on me. She knew I'd been struggling with how to handle some recent changes in my life. How are you? Happy go lucky me broke down in tears. "I'm really struggling." She knew. "I know, you've been on my heart and mind." Just to be… Continue reading Those kinds of friends….
Serving Others…. Are you a door or a doormat? The truth is, it made me mad. Here I was in church, looking to be encouraged by the sermon. As the worship ended, our pastor stood up and made a statement I’ll never forget. You could have heard a pin drop in the huge auditorium. “Do… Continue reading Are you a door or a door mat?
To the man I run by frequently in my neighborhood. You are outside with your kids, fun! They are running and playing and having a blast! From time to time they say, "look daddy" and you glance over and smile. Then you look back down, at your phone. To the man sitting next to me… Continue reading Phones!? Making memories in the moments!
Happy New Year! There is nothing like a fresh start! The New Year offers a chance to establish goals, resurrect dreams, and bring new habits to life. While many will be listing Resolutions, we are focusing on ‘revelations.’ A resolution means “a firm decision to do or not do something.” Revelation means “the divine or… Continue reading 3 ways to have Revelation over Resolutions! My publishers letter for January 2018…. how about yours?
Today my word is filled. It comes from the promises of Ephesians 1. If I lose sight of my goals for today, I'll recall that I'm filled to the measure of the fullness of God. It's an easy word that brings me back to my "goals" for today. Words are simple. Just pick one and… Continue reading If words have power, then put them to work!
The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I'd not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The "black cloud" of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I… Continue reading When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”
] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. "OK everyone, let's keep the main thing the main thing." Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and… Continue reading Distractions can be dangerous….
Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of… Continue reading Is God “good?” One question at a time….
It was definitely a defining moment. I counted over 52 competed Bible studies! Before you make any assumptions, please know that I'm not bragging. Becoming a Christian for me came much later in life. I was "saved" numerous times throughout my childhood. But it wasn't until my 30's that I got serious. All of those… Continue reading No more Bible studies? What about you?
Becoming a grandmother has been an amazing journey. Our sweet Nessa is adorable, sweet, and from her I'm learning so much. Watching her mom and dad learn the joy of being parents is fun to watch. She changes so much everyday! She is almost 4 months old. Within the first few weeks I noticed something… Continue reading I-contact or eye contact?