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 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
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!
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?
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 … Continue reading Morning Always Comes
Last time I talked about making some progress toward goals that have been stalled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stuck at home. Too much news-watching and Netflix binging, too much comfort food, and too little concentration on what is important beyond this moment has left me with pounds to lose, run-away emotions, and a loss … Continue reading Contemplating Change
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 … Continue reading SELF-CONTROL
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 … Continue reading HOW TO CHART A COURSE TO YOUR PURPOSE
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 … Continue reading The Healing Power of Light
Fear is a sneak thief! He has an especially wicked trick. This bandit manages to steal things from you that you haven’t even gotten yet! Most thieves come and take away your possessions. Fear steals your potential. He interrupts dreams with twin terrors: fear of failure and fear of success. He doesn’t care. He’s just as happy to … Continue reading DON’T LET YOUR LIFE BE STOLEN BY FEAR!