Category Archives: Encouragement

Jesus is My Peace

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This isn’t a Christmas post.   This is not even a late Christmas post. Maybe it’s just my personality…maybe I’m trying to get the last little bit…like trying to squeeze the last little bit of toothpaste out of a totally flat tube. But I don’t want to leave the season without getting transparent with you one more time. […]

It’s Not the Critic Who Counts…

Wrapped in a seven page speech delivered by President Theodore Roosevelt’s at Sorbonne  in Paris, France on April 23, 1910 is a powerful little paragraph that continues to be a source of inspiration and insight. The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt  It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the […]

When You Want to SCREAM… Why?

in our dark hole of unbelief we ask the question "why"

Good Questions Questions wield tremendous power because they activate the brain. Questions are the key that unlocks the door of imagination and creativity in your brain. Questions birth new inventions, businesses and cures for diseases. Processing the right questions help us identify the core problem, instead of putting bandaids on consequences. Questions can lead us to answers […]

Why Easter is NOT Over!

The Resurrection changed everything...let it change you.

Bright sunshine filled the morning. After days of dreary rain the sunshine was a welcomed friend! Springtime daffodils sat in clumps under the thickest boughs of dogwood I can remember seeing in years. Shorter redbuds covered in a profusion of vibrant fushia colored blooms stood in front of the glorious white dogwood like flower girls […]

Where do you turn when you are discouraged?

Satan has desired to sift you as wheat, but I prayed for you that your faith will not fail.

Where do you turn when you are discouraged? Where do go when circumstances pile in on you? What do you do when your son/daughter is rebellious–seriously rebellious? Where do you look when your marriage is in trouble? What do you do when your baby has a fever and is throwing up and nothing seems to […]

The Olympic Torch

Olympic 2012 Flame Went Out

Does the Olympics take you to your favorite chair in front of the television, holding your flag with a heart swelled with patriotism? Well, I can tell you for sure, every mention of the Olympics, whether it is Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics takes me back to 1996. The Summer Olympics was being held in […]

A New Year…A New Page…A Clean Slate…Really? LOL

A New Year?     Some folks call it a new page, a new door, a clean start. Really…I mean REALLY? A clean slate? I’m not a cynical person, but really?   That’s a little miss leading.   A New Door? Okay, because I love, absolutely love doors, let’s take the metaphor of a new door, […]

Unleash the Power of Thanksgiving

  That’s right and I mean it too…there is power in giving thanks. You can and should unleash the power of thanksgiving!    And I’m not referring to the big fancy, elaborate “thank you” either. No, the simple two words “thank you” connected to a sincere heart has life changing power.  We are wowed with the […]

What do you do When Circumstances Squash Your Dream or goal?

What do you do when your goals or dreams get squashed?

What do you do when circumstances squash your dream or goal? The reality is sometimes our dreams do get squashed. You work. You plan, but things don’t turn out like you planned. My husband, Wayne, dreamed of attending the Air Force Academy to become a pilot. He was a sharp, intelligent young man. He studied […]

Don’t Squash Your Own Dreams

It's time to dream again.

The Bucket List Movie Rob Reiner’s “The Bucket List” has inspired folks to make a list of things they want to do before they die. I’m constantly having people tell me about their “Bucket List” or an item they have recently scratched off their list. The movie inspired them to dream.   A minister’s question […]