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 […]

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 […]

Wash Your Face, Darlin’!

Beauty has taken a backseat during the pandemic.  Working from home, wrangling toddlers, homeschooling reluctant students and dealing with increasingly alarming news has taken the phrase, “messy bun and getting’ things done,” to a new level of reality.  Now may be the time to put a little snap back into your step with some personal […]

A Recipe for Change

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 […]

Where Do You Go From Here?

How often do you get to press pause on the warp speed of life, re-evaluate, and possibly hit the reset button?  This has been the gift of the pandemic for many of us. It hasn’t come without a cost, of course.  The losses have been great.  Many have lost loved ones as result of the […]