Are you broken? Does it feel as if your life is 5,000-piece puzzle, dumped out of the box, its lid long gone along with its clues as to what to make of this mess? Good news! The One who designed you, crafted you, and sent you out into the world has the blueprint, the tools, … Continue reading Keys to a Blessed Life
The moment you accepted Christ as your Savior, you were completely changed! The changes weren’t visible in the mirror (except as a broad smile, perhaps) and you might not have felt any different in your body. The floating on a cloud feeling you experienced on that mountain top where you met Jesus may have ended … Continue reading Look in the Right Mirror!
Twenty twenty-two is the year to tackle contentment! The Apostle Paul is our role model as he boldly declared, “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have,” (Philippians 4:11 NLT). He advises to us to imitate him just as he imitates Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1), and so he presents a dependable pattern … Continue reading How to Change from Worry to Contentment?
"Not all who wander are lost." That quote by J.R.R. Tolkien is a favorite of my sister’s. I can’t fault her for her interpretation: staying put in one spot all your life–never exploring your options, never seeing the world with fresh eyes would be a shame. For me though, it has a different meaning and … Continue reading Although Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Some Just Might Be…
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!
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!
Part of the challenge of the past six weeks or so has been the sense of a complete lack of control over almost all aspects of life. The coronavirus has killed more than 62,000 people in the US as of this writing, but it’s toll on the human spirit has been much higher. I have … Continue reading SELF-CONTROL
I had a wonderful quiet time with Jesus this morning. It wasn’t too quiet. Usually I try to be silent in the morning, but today was different. With all the talk of COVID-19, economic disaster, and world hunger swirling in my head, I woke up afraid. What is the antidote to fear? Faith! When I … Continue reading The Healing Power of Light