Don’t Be a Victim of COVID-19

It’s easy to have a victim mentality these days.  A victim of the corona virus.  A victim of the partisan system.  At the mercy of the economy .  Waiting for promised unemployment and stimulus checks.  Trapped at home, behind a mask, away from loved ones.  Waiting for God to answer prayers and put everything back […]

5 Simple Steps to Reduce Inflammation

Most of us have been thrown off balance by COVID-19.  It has shown us things about ourselves that were hidden during our busy, busy days. The pause in society has revealed ways we need and want to improve. Today my sister Debra Crandall is giving us tips to help us reduce our inflammatory load.  Most […]

Small Steps to Calming the Storm

So many changes have been forced upon us by the COVID-19 crisis. How can we reclaim a sense of self and of control in the middle of this new normal? We must chart a new course and make the changes that are important to us, live the lives we determine to live. One way to […]

SELF-CONTROL

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 […]

HOW TO CHART A COURSE TO YOUR PURPOSE

NOTE:  I wrote this post awhile back.  At that time, problems and distractions were more personal and less global than they are right now during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.  If you have recently suffered some major setbacks in your goals and dreams as a result of the coronavirus and the resulting shutdowns, it might […]

The Healing Power of Light

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 […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 40

Today is the final day of the 40-day challenge to find more joy in life.  I began this project on February 26, 2020—the first day of Lent.   The world changed radically over the course of those 40 days.     It began with naiveté as I went about my daily life with a sense of safety and security.  […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 39

Marie Kondo has told us to part with any of our possessions that do not “spark joy.” Anyone who hasn’t been under a rock knows that a cluttered space robs you of your peace of mind.    Clean fresh space, clean, fresh mind.  At least that’s the assumption.  On Day 39 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 37

Throughout 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, the message from Tom Newberry has been that everything starts with your thoughts. To clarify, he states, “Because of thinking, we feel certain emotions.  As a result of these feelings, we engage in certain behaviors.  And these behaviors accumulate and produce the conditions of our lives.”  This philosophy […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 36

Today in my quiet time, I was thanking Jesus for the things he has taught me about relationships. Many of the lessons were learned the hard way. Sometimes thought I had learned a lesson only to fail the test when given a chance to practice it again.  I couldn’t understand why I kept meeting the wrong […]