Never, Never, Never Give Up!

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 […]

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 […]

Morning Always Comes

The entire world is focused on the coronavirus.  The death count, the economic toll, mental and emotional damage, the forever changes in the fabric of society, and more.  Nothing seems constant and everything we thought we could count on is turned on its ear. But think about this, have you noticed that the sun still […]

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 […]

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 […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 35

As I began to read Day 35 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life by Tommy Newberry, I thought I knew where he was going with his analogy.  He was describing his big family Christmas gatherings.    I know about these as my three sisters and I, all our spouses and kids, my grandmother and parents made quite […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 34

On Day 34 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry tells us that thinking like God thinks makes us more joyful.  Really?  Isn’t God angry?  Isn’t he hypercritical, watching us closely to catch us messing up?  Isn’t he ready with his lightning bolts to strike us down when we fail? We know he is plotting his revenge for […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 33

What is your goal for the COVID 19 Pandemic?  It sounds like a silly question.  The survivalist in me just wants to live through it with my finances and relationships intact.   On Day 33 of 40-Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry offers another option.    Newberry states that people are presented with a situation.  This worldwide crisis would […]