Many years ago my family went on a trip to Arizona. Before leaving our small farming community in Idaho, my dad stopped at the Chevron station to fill the car with gas and check the oil and tire pressure before setting off for our vacation of fun in the sun. My sister, Natalie, and I…
Great teachers connect with their students on a deep level, they care about them, and they know what they are talking about. Great teachings inspire a lifetime of learning and encourage us to think deeply and actually apply what we’ve learned.
This spring my daughter and I decided to plant a flower garden. This was not to be just the typical garden filled with store-bought seedlings. Rather, we wanted our garden to flourish with plants we had nurtured from seeds. Moving ahead with our vision, we purchased the little growing aquariums and seeds for a…
Imagine Julie Andrews leaping from her bed and wrapping herself in her curtains as she sings to her captive audience about some of her favorite things. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…Do you have a vivid picture floating around in your mind? Don’t worry, I will not be breaking into song, but in commemoration…
Do you lift where you stand -making a difference where you are at? What direction are you facing – does it matter?
Having never known this kind of loss before, I had no idea how intense the feelings could be, or how much my heart could hurt.
Infertility has been an experience that has unfolded not only the tragedies but also the miracles that happen in life.
I had a formula in my head that if I put in the work, I would get results. Sometimes it would take extra effort, but it always paid off in the end. This was until, after several years of marriage, we still couldn’t conceive.
Jen and I have been friends for over 6 years and have shared our stories of infertility with each other. Today Jen shares hers with you.
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 and anyone who witnessed the act of kindness too.
My understanding and definition of love has surpassed the twitterpated feelings of a 20-year-old and evolved into the maturely rooted foundation of my relationships today.
Labeled as a love story, I felt that this was so much more. It is a story of choices, faith, growth, resilience, and love. It’s about a man and a woman that faced many of the same challenges we see in our own lives, and how they chose to learn from them. I found it inspiring and well worth my time – I hope you do too!
“I will be happy when…” Ever said that to yourself? Learning to love the path you’re on takes some perspective, practice, and patience.
If you are searching for choices that will bring greater wisdom and wholehearted living into your life I would suggest checking this book out.
The underlying message of The Magnolia Story is that no one is exempt from the growing pains of life. The one thing we do have control over is how we react and choose to handle those growing pains.