Talk Back to Self-Defeat!

If you were reading along during the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life review, you learned that your thoughts create your experience.  If you weren’t, then you can learn more about that in the posts from February 26 – April 17. In those posts, I expounded on author Tommy Newberry’s book which proported practicing Philippians […]

And Now, the Good News!

I haven’t been writing much lately. My mother always said, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  With the world circumstances swirling in my head, the best I could do was hold on tight and try to deny the pain in my gut.  Who wants to hear anything more about that?  […]

Brace Yourself!

Raise your hand if, like me, you’ve had two or three—or more—people send you YouTube links to Christian prophecies that reveal something awful is about to happen.  Money evaporating.  Cities burning. UN troops policing US soil.  On and on it goes.   One thing I’ve noticed in all the videos I’ve been sent, or the ones […]

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Sometimes we learn a good lesson from a silly pastime. My silly pastime is a phone app, Solibon Solitaire.  To make it sillier, I only play Klondike Deal 1.  That’s one-card draw Solitaire, folks.  Not too challenging, right?  Well, it took me a while to figure out that if you keep trying, you cannot lose […]

How to Start or Stop a Habit

Still working on my mini-makeover program in preparation for my haircut appointment.  No final decision as to style.  Other goals include losing the comfort-food bloat, adding toning and stretching to my walking routine, and upping my skincare game.  Look good.  Feel better. I am no exception to the rule that most of our activities and […]

Open Eyes. Open Hearts.

It seems wrong to go on with this blog as if nothing has changed in the world, when there has been a radical shift in the very axis of the earth.  Since March of this year, nothing has been as it was.  The protests against racial injustice around the country have coincided with a desire […]

Let’s Play the Glad Game!

A person who was overly optimistic used to be called “Pollyanna”. Pollyanna was a character in a children’s novel written by Eleanor H. Porter in 1913. In the book and subsequent movies, Pollyanna transformed misery into joy by playing “The Glad Game”. Though now an orphan, Pollyanna’s father taught her the game. The object was to […]