In the New Testament Matthew reminds us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also… We have been given the great gift of agency. We have the power to choose good or bad. We can choose to be happy or not. We can choose to fail or to learn. This is the one gift no one can …
One of the most memorable experiences I have of being fearless was also one of my greatest failures. I tried out to be a cheerleader in the spring of my 10th grade year of high school. Two of my good friends had been cheerleaders that year, and I had sat “alone” in the bleachers while they did their thing during …
Even when I was up to my elbows in diapers, laundry, and crying babies, I knew time was precious and I needed to treasure each moment.
From the time we are small we are taught to be nice. Our parents and other teachers in our lives encourage us to make good choices and to be kind in our interactions with other people. This is for a good reason. Kindness not only benefits the recipients of our actions, but it also has a positive effect on us …
Having been sick for over two weeks, I’ve realized that illness makes me appreciate my health. Just the simple act of breathing through my nose, or sleeping through the night is something I take for granted until I can’t do it.
Loyalty. A fairly straightforward word, attribute, and characteristic. We expect it from those we are closest to, but how often do we contemplate our loyalty to our beliefs, values, and others.
While the triggers may be different, any situation we perceive as threatening, or that requires us to adjust or change, can set off stress. It often creeps in quietly through the back door and before we know it we feel overwhelmed with the burdens that have seemingly mounded up from nowhere.
Since comparison is the thief of joy, and that is what makes life so fulfilling, let us stop missing out on life! Let's be brave and dare NOT to compare. Let's embrace the gift of being who we are!
It seems like pure madness to think about wedding planning at the first of the year, but about this time last year, our oldest daughter got engaged. I learned a few tidbits of wisdom that I wish I had known from the get go. So, for all you parents that have a daughter’s wedding on the horizon - this one …
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our discouragement and doubt can drown out our desire to find success.
There is something about the clean slate of a new year that causes most to reflect on the past and determine what we would like to accomplish in the year ahead.
The busier we become the less time we spend focusing on what will draw us closer to God.