Where we fix our thoughts is our choice. And it’s a crucial choice. Why? Because what we fix our thoughts on, is what we invite into our heart. And what’s in our heart determines our attitude. When we have a bad day, when things aren’t going our way—where is our focus? On our irritations. Disappointments.… Continue reading Take 5: Our Attitude. Our Choice.
If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps,… Continue reading Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal
Hey guys! Before I get into today's post, I want to say thank you for your overwhelming response to "A Season With Deep Purpose." That post came from the deep recesses of my heart, and how you responded and how God used it—WOW! Thank you for sharing it so liberally! It's reached people well beyond… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks
Our time on this planet is fleeting, but it MATTERS! Spring is here! Fruit trees are in full blossom. Flowers are bursting from the ground with their vivid colors. The lilacs are starting to open their heavily scented inflorescences. I. LOVE. IT! This is by far my favorite season. Regrowth. Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Bright, bold colors… Continue reading This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!
~ A Little Background ~ On the night of July 19, 64 AD, a year or two before Paul penned this letter from the cold, overcrowded, unsanitary dungeon of a Roman prison, Nero torched Rome. (Presumably to circumvent the Senate's restrictions to clear space for an extensive new palace.) For six day the fire raged,… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage
I am an only child. I have no sisters to offer as aunts to my children. No brothers to provide as uncles. This fact bothered me greatly while I was growing up. Not having a brother was OK, but what I really wanted a sister. A little girl to grow up with and play with… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day: We NEED Others
Being a mom is hard! It’s 24/7/365 with few if any breaks. It’s more give than take with only a small margin for error. But in the midst of all the sacrifices and sleepless nights—there are blessings, rewards, and benefits that make the whole thing worth it. That gives us the strength and energy to… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–It Takes an Army
As I shared with you in Unmasked, there are many things I stopped doing in my state of depression and overwhelm. One of those was Follow Friday. And for this, I am so sorry. This is one of those things I have really enjoyed! I have met so many amazing fellow writers/speakers/teachers, and it's thrilled… Continue reading Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon
From my office, I can hear them. Tromping and clomping. Stomping and slinking. Racing and plodding. The not-so-little feet of my boys. I know who’s moving about by the sound of his footfalls. They’re so familiar to me. So intimate. The cadence of their steps is part of my life’s music. And it squeezes my… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)
I let my prayer life become stagnant over the winter. I prayed. I cried. I prayed some more. But there was no substance to it. No…what’s the word?? Power! Prayer is our life-blood. Our heartbeat. Our connection to God. Our opportunity to praise Him. Confess our sins. Ask for forgiveness. Tell Him what’s on our… Continue reading Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2