Stop Paddling Against the Current

Stop Paddling Against the Current

There are two realities out there that I believe are very true: you cannot change certain circumstances or change other people.  If you don’t like the way your life looks, try changing the way you look at it.  The only person that you have any influence over is YOU.  As for the circumstances, God is…

Out of the Quicksand

Out of the Quicksand

Once again, you look around at your life and you realize you haven’t moved even an inch.  You are STUCK, and life can become so frustrating that you don’t know what to do.  My question to you is… how did that happen?   I know for me, what gets me stuck is that long “To-Do List”…

I Live…RENEWED!

I Live…RENEWED!

PRAISE GOD!  I am beyond pleased.  Let me step back to a while ago.  Within a day I went from a watering eye to the right side of my face being paralyzed.  Talk about SCARRY!  It was really painful; blurred vision, couldn’t focus, slurred speech, hard to eat, and driving was impossible.  My first thought…

Sometimes You Gotta’ Roar

Sometimes You Gotta’ Roar

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”  Elizabeth Henry As a youngster I remember hearing that as a Christian I needed to be more reserved and not stand out and cause trouble.  As I have matured, I realized what a false thought this really is.  Now my feelings…

Don’t Pour Gas on the Fire!

Don’t Pour Gas on the Fire!

There are times when I know that one more thing added to my daily burden will cause my lighted fuse to EXPLODE! It doesn’t have to be anything major. It could be just asking me to make another phone call, when I already know what I need and want to accomplish during that day. Even…

Cooling the Flames of Anger

Cooling the Flames of Anger

There are times when I am so angry I could spit nails. Have you ever felt that way? Some people say being angry is part of who we are as humans, and to me that is a cop-out. There really is never any good reason to “explode” at someone…friends, family, or even foes. Wouldn’t it be…

Accepted Just As You Are

Accepted Just As You Are

There is something in your home and work that is all-revealing. It is relentless in its continual observations of you. It will show you every kindness, happiness, joy, awe, and wonder but it can also show sadness, cruelty, anger, depression, and whatever else you can think of. It can be heartless in its reality. The…

Stop! I Want Off!

Stop! I Want Off!

I was sitting in my cabin looking out into the dark and blackness of the sea.  My husband and I were on a cruise in the North Atlantic Ocean heading towards Iceland.  I felt the gloom and foreboding wash over my spirit as I sat there.  I was not able to see the waves or…

Faith Rules

Faith Rules

During the holidays I was watching the movie The Bishop’s Wife—what an interesting movie about faith.  What would your reaction be if an angel said he was there to help you?  My first human reaction would be “that couldn’t be happening to me!”  Then my next feeling would be gratitude to our Heavenly Father.  When you…

Positively Negative?

Positively Negative?

I wake up in the morning and once again I am bombarded with the heaviness of yesterday. Why can’t I ever be free of it? My life never seems to improve. I’m stuck on a path I don’t want to be on. Am I destined to be forever on the whirlwind of life with no…

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