Stretch Yourself

Stretch Yourself

This statement got me to thinking: If I can accept suffering, can it really stretch my heart to make room for great love and joy?  I believe it can. Do you believe that things just happen?  Many times I have found myself in just that frame of mind thinking…it just happened.  Yeah Right!…I really don’t…

Oops! I Did It Again!

Oops! I Did It Again!

Recently I wrote a piece about “procrastinating.”  Is this problem ever going to be out of my life?  I am beginning to wonder, even though I know it is not healthy and I don’t like the feeling it gives me.  Just a short time ago I can say again…Oops! I did it again!  I just…

Slam the Door

Slam the Door

There are times when I want to just shout…STOP, LEAVE ME ALONE!  What am I shouting about?  It is unfair criticism.  I live in a family when there are many times that I am being told that I have no clue what I am doing.  Maybe they think I am just a child, and don’t…

Hands of God

Hands of God

It’s time to take stock of your life…look closely, don’t miss anything.  Can you actually see the hand of God working in your life?  If not, why not?  I have said this before; you need to first have that wonderful relationship with God’s Son, Jesus Christ.  Now, if that relationship is where it should be,…

God’s Lullaby

God’s Lullaby

I need to close myself in somewhere.  I don’t want anyone to see me or even know I am anywhere in the area.  I welcome the darkness but I am also afraid of the unknown that is in that dark place.  In times of fear and even devastation I have felt very vulnerable and alone. …

The People You Know

The People You Know

“There is the story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but…

WOW God! You Did It Again

WOW God! You Did It Again

There are times of responsibilities, adversity, or just day to day living that you may feel alone or inadequate for the task at hand.  This is the time when satan raises his ugly head and tries to convince you that you don’t have the ability or the skill to accomplish what is before you.  This is not true!  Satan…

But I Don’t Want To!

But I Don’t Want To!

There is a word we all use to create ourselves an “out” of something we don’t want to do or are afraid of.  It can be viewed as a harsh word, so we use other words to get around it like, “I can’t right now,” or “I just don’t know.” But there is no way…

Hang Onto God’s Hands

Hang Onto God’s Hands

Can you see it?  I mean, can you really see what is there before you?!  One beautiful evening at the Monterey shoreline, my soul-sister, Debra-Diane and I were just watching the sunset.   We saw one of the most beautiful sunsets with the varying clouds and color.  As we watched we both saw something changing in…

I’m Okay!

I’m Okay!

It bothers me when I keep hearing others talk about how bad life is and everything is sooo tough.  Now, don’t get me wrong, in this day and age life is a challenge.  But where is your attitude getting you?  The person that thinks this way has got to be the most miserable person alive. …

Never Waiver

Never Waiver

As you sit quietly at home or at the office, all those procrastinating thoughts are running through your head like… “Why didn’t you complete your correspondence?” “You passed on your exercise today, and once again you had some silly excuse.” “When are you going to start the steps to the vision God gave you?” “Did…

You’re Not Perfect

You’re Not Perfect

“STOP IT! Stop it right now!”  You are putting way too much pressure on yourself.  Why do you feel if it is not perfect you have failed?  You are not a failure, you are beautiful and successful in everything you put your mind, heart, and hands to.”   How many times have you put yourself down…

Let Me Do It!

Let Me Do It!

Once again you are in the constant frenzy of impatience.  You have heard the saying, “patience is a virtue.”  I personally think the person that came up with that statement must have lived in a vacuum.  We are humans and no matter what you do, patience is never easy.  Can we totally achieve this on…

Stoke the Fire Within

Stoke the Fire Within

There have been times in my life when darkness surrounds me and extinguishes all hope.  This is the time when I have to trust that God will rekindle my spirit.  Does this come easily?  It should, since I know God is with me all the time.  Once again I allow the enemy, satan, to use…

I’m So Scared

I’m So Scared

“I’m so scared…lost in a huge forest with no means of escape.  What am I to do? What’s that sound! Something is running after me…I’m so scared—it’s getting closer and if it catches me, I’m done for!  What am I going to do…I’m too small and weak to defend myself.   It’s getting closer and closer,…

Hey, Wonder Woman! Take off the Cape!

Hey, Wonder Woman! Take off the Cape!

I remember as a youngster I really loved the character “Wonder Woman.” She so amazed me; she was young, beautiful, strong, and seemed like she could do it all. Her costume was pretty cool, with all the bright colors and she was the All-American Woman. Isn’t that the dream that many of us hold? That…

Gotta Do It All

Gotta Do It All

I can’t let up, gotta get it done, gotta get it done.  There is no one that can do it like I can.  Everyone else is just so slow.  It’s better that I do it myself, that way I know it will be done right.  GOTTA DO IT ALL!!!  Do you find yourself in that…

Lord! I Hurt!

Lord! I Hurt!

The hurt is so deep you are trapped and can’t even look up.  You feel separated from any source of comfort because all you know is anger and the feeling of, “Why me?”  It is that feeling of how can you go on with your life with this grief hanging over you? In your deepest…

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