"May you live in interesting times," is said to be a curse. Our times are interesting indeed! But could this actually be a blessing? The Bible says that we are to count it all joy when we encounter troubles and trials for when we succeed in facing them, it develops patience and good character. That … Continue reading The Curse of Interesting Times?
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!
Lord! I cry out to you this morning, thankful for the privilege of knowing you, the ruler of heaven and earth. I am your beloved child, an heir to all you possess, and what do you not possess? You own it all. I was looking at an image of Hunter Biden with his father, President … Continue reading Abba, Father!
Good morning, my sweet Jesus! Yours is the voice I need to hear this morning. Your voice is the whisper in the chaos. You will not shout to be heard above the TV, the internet, the voices that demand my attention and keep my head continually spinning and confused. Your voice is calm, steady, and … Continue reading The Lord is My Shepherd
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 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? … Continue reading And Now, the Good News!
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 … Continue reading Brace Yourself!
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 … Continue reading How to Start or Stop a Habit
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
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 … Continue reading Open Eyes. Open Hearts.