Spread the Love Friday – Make a Difference

Many of us are so privileged that we forget how many things we take for granted. I know we probably waste more food in a day than some people have in a week. Every morning it feels . . .

Forgiveness Thursday – Keep It Well with Your Soul

Every Thursday I send a message about forgiveness. This week I put myself to the test.

Monday morning my maternal grandfather died. When I was a child he sexually abused me. I kept the family secrets until I was in my to late twenties and my younger sister, a tween at the time, tried to kill herself due to the abuse she experienced. I came out on her behalf as a corroborating witness and lost everything except my husband and children. Make no mistake, I gained nothing . . .

One Lovely Blog Award

I am excited and happy to announce that Crystal Stewart of Crystal’s Site nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Crystal is a fantastic photographer, who loves animals and country living . . .

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Live Like Your Loved!

Sometimes when we have challenges it’s easy to fall into a rut of doubt. Have you ever wondered if your best is enough? Well, I have great news! No matter what anyone else thinks . . .

Try Something New Tuesday – Embrace Those Who Suffer

He heals wounds of every shattered heart.  Proverbs 147:3 Happy Tuesday.  Today, I would like to ask you to join me in trying something new . . . stomp out childhood sexual abuse! Imagine you are a child and a trusted family member does unspeakable acts to you that you do not understand.  One of…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Turn Your Troubles Over to God

He has been with me everywhere I have gone.  Genesis 35:3 Happy Monday!  I will share that we are recovering from our sickness and we successfully kitty-proofed two rooms yesterday.  Plus my wonderful husband put our kitten’s cat tree together.  It’s taller than me!  Isn’t that great!  We have much more to do this week,…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Be a Firmly Planted Tree

It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s going on around us, and to allow words and actions that hurt us to make us bitter. This is a constant struggle for me. I try to be the best me possible, and just don’t understand the actions of others sometimes. The truth is we never have to let what others do or say sway us. We can choose to be like a tree firmly planted and fed by the word of God. Verse four says the wicked are like the chaff, which . .

Forgiveness Thursday – Time Management

Have you ever felt like there is just not enough time in the day or week to do everything that you would like or need to accomplish? Do you run around in circles trying to finish projects? Do you find there is never enough time to study your Bible? Well, I have good news. There is enough time if you manage your time appropriately putting God first, family second, career third, and personal time last . . .

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – How to Break Free from Negative Thinking

He’s right. The Bible provides a two-part process for retraining our brains. First, we are supposed to forgive. Luke 6:37 states “[f]orgive and you will be forgiven.” According to Ephesians 4:31-32 we should “[g]et rid of all bitterness. . .

Try Something New Tuesday – My Birthday Blog

Today is not only my birthday, but America’s birthday. America was founded to establish religious freedom as one nation under God. Freedom to worship God meant the government would not tell you which church to attend, when to attend, how to worship or how much to pay in tithes. The documents prepared by the founding fathers refer to God in numerous places. Our money says “In God We Trust.” Our Pledge of Allegiance says “One Nation under God”. Our patriotic songs talk about God. We even swear our government officials in on the Bible. However . . .