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!
As the storm of coronavirus rages around me, I am continually looking to Jesus to show me how to respond. A couple of days ago, I went to Matthew 7:24-25 (NKJV) which says, “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on … Continue reading Don’t Just Stand There! Come Out of the Rain!
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
Sometimes we learn a good lesson from a silly pastime. My silly pastime is a phone app, Solibon Solitaire. To make it sillier, I only play Klondike Deal 1. That’s one-card draw Solitaire, folks. Not too challenging, right? Well, it took me a while to figure out that if you keep trying, you cannot lose … Continue reading Never, Never, Never Give Up!
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.
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!
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 … Continue reading A Recipe for Change
One of my goals in life is to be content. I define contentment as satisfaction with my place in life fueled by the knowledge that where I am now is the perfect place for me in this moment and, in this moment, I have all the love, resources, energy, knowledge and wisdom I need to … Continue reading Is There Any Contentment in COVID?