Comment: This post originally appeared some time back, but seems worth another go considering the swirl of fear and negativity that surrounds us these days. May you trust God in every circumstance and experience the peace and joy only He can give! “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do … Continue reading How to Find Joy
Have you lost control of your own life? A better question, have you given it away? When my I was a fulltime mother and wife, I would often whine to my family, “I try to be the mortar between your bricks, but you keep shifting the bricks!” Since I defined my role as the cement … Continue reading Stay in Your Own Lane!
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 … Continue reading Talk Back to Self-Defeat!
I think of myself as a change expert. Resilient. Resilient is term defined as able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. Multiple times over the years, I have found myself starting over with no idea of where I would live or how I would support myself. It’s always worked out. Besides hard times, … Continue reading How to Keep Your Balance When the World Turns Upside Down
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 … Continue reading Never, Never, Never Give Up!
It’s all about my hair. It’s really bugging me these days. When I was younger, my stylists would say, “It’s fine, but there’s so much of it!” Not so much, anymore. Now it’s fine and thin. Most of my life I wore a chin length bob with bangs. I have a picture of me in … Continue reading World Change Begins with a New Haircut
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 … Continue reading Let’s Play the Glad Game!
Perhaps during the recent quarantine, you decided to try a new recipe. You scrolled through Pinterest or even an old-fashioned cookbook until a picture caught your eye and made your mouth water. That was the one! You imagined how delicious it would be and how much your family would enjoy something new. Off you went … Continue reading A Recipe for Change
The entire world is focused on the coronavirus. The death count, the economic toll, mental and emotional damage, the forever changes in the fabric of society, and more. Nothing seems constant and everything we thought we could count on is turned on its ear. But think about this, have you noticed that the sun still … Continue reading Morning Always Comes
Last time I talked about making some progress toward goals that have been stalled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stuck at home. Too much news-watching and Netflix binging, too much comfort food, and too little concentration on what is important beyond this moment has left me with pounds to lose, run-away emotions, and a loss … Continue reading Contemplating Change