Happy New Year – Don’t Look Back

I can hardly believe 2016 is almost over!  Like most years, we have some regrets and some events we are more pleased to recall.  When looking at writing resolutions, concentrate on the future, not the past.  We can choose to move forward or get bogged down in the mistakes of the past.  Move forward with…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Make Someone’s Day

In the hecticness of our busy lives it is easy to forget or not even realize that there are people living in true poverty.  Taking a drive through select areas of our city yesterday brought this issue to the forefront of my mind.  It doesn’t really matter if it was a matter of poor choices, laziness…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday -Leave the Past Behind

Sometimes it can be difficult to forgive.  Often what it holding us back is family pain or pain related to a crime.  We know the right thing to do is to forgive because holding on makes us bitter and prolongs the pain.  But how do we forgive when the pain is so real and we…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Show Your Gratitude

One way we can change the world for others and ourselves is to show gratitude to the people we come in contact with daily.  This is especially important during the holidays when people are stressed.  There are so many things we can do and each of us has our own unique gifts. For example, I…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday -Have Faith

Have you ever found yourself repeatedly praying for the same things? Well, you are not alone.  In Mark 11:24 Jesus tells us “therefore I say unto you. What things you soever  desire when ye pray, believe you receive them and you shall have them.”  Therefore, if we continually ask after praying, we must not have…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Pause and Enjoy the Quiet Moments

Christmas was wonderfuI!  I enjoyed spending time with my family at home, church, work and social groups.  We had a nice Christmas surprise, when my brother-in-law visited unexpectedly.  There was plenty of food and fun.  I will most likely be dieting all year to lose my holiday weight.  What a blessing it is to have…Read more »

Christmas Eve Blessings

This morning I awoke to the sounds of my husbands dressing for work.  I can hardly believe that today is Christmas Eve.  This morning the preparations begin.  Cleaning house and baking. The scents are already dancing in my head.  My children, parents and grandson will be here tomorrow, which warms my heart.  However, tonight is…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Randon Acts of Kindness

Happy Friday!  Christmas is right around the corner.  Did you know that when we actively look for ways to brighten the days for others, that we are happier?  So, today smile and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and look for ways to brighten their day.  Maybe leave a note for someone.  Look for ways to…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Forgive Yourself for Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday treats and parties have sure taken a toll on my waistline.  Over indulgence is a problem for me throughout the year, especially with my low levels of exercise due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. It seems to catch me off guard.  Every day my pants grow a little tighter until one night I have…Read more »