Looking back on 2021, it is easy to see that there were problems. We were all hopeful when the vaccines rolled out that we could put COVID behind us and return to life as we knew it prior to the pandemic with all its restrictions and horrors. Many looked forward to a return to relative … Continue reading How to Give 2022 a Bright Beginning
Category: Stress Reduction
Make God Bigger – Day 6
Sar-Shalom – Prince of Peace One of my favorite Bible promises is peace. This has been especially true since March 2020. As with some promises, though, God’s peace is conditional on my acceptance. You cannot wrestle a thrashing person to the ground, sit on their head and call it “peace” now, can you? Peace is … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 6
Make God Bigger
From earliest childhood, if like me, you were taken to church regularly, you were taught to sing, “Jesus Loves Me.” After all, the Bible tells me so. From there we were taught the benefits of that love, i.e., if we were good little children—said our prayers and didn’t snatch toys from other children—we would go … Continue reading Make God Bigger
Gratitude vs Fear
In my recent efforts to overcome the power of fear in my life, I’ve been looking at many resources. One of those is a book by Jentezen Franklin called, Acres of Diamonds. In this book, he talks about being rooted in the place God has you. What does this have to do with fear, you … Continue reading Gratitude vs Fear
Step on the Cockroach of Fear!
“Whatever the means, the task of conquering fear is the most important in character-building and it will repay any effort. Not until it is done, and effectively, finally done, can the human soul take its proper place, rise to its God-given dominion, and progress to higher and yet higher planes of power.” - Orison Swett … Continue reading Step on the Cockroach of Fear!
Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!
Good morning, my Jesus! What will it take to calm my monkey mind? The one that continually runs screaming down dark hallways, bumping into dead-ends and bouncing off walls like a crazed cartoon character? When will I learn to run the maze and make a B-line for the reward? When will I learn to run … Continue reading Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!
How to Keep Your Balance When the World Turns Upside Down
I think of myself as a change expert. Resilient. "Resilient" is a 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 … Continue reading How to Keep Your Balance When the World Turns Upside Down
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 … Continue reading Let’s Play the Glad Game!
Breathe Out Stress! Breathe in Peace!
Reducing stress can be as simple as breathing. Having been a victim of stress and anxiety for many years, I came to the point where I would suffer some real health issues if I didn't find a way to lower my stress levels. In addition, I was so ready to take back my life and be … Continue reading Breathe Out Stress! Breathe in Peace!