Category Archives: Stress

Falling in Love is Easy…It’s Living It That’s Hard

I love Fall. The leaves have been spectacular again this year. The vibrant colors explode like July fireworks and linger so you can enjoy them for a few days, not just seconds.  But I love the fall for another reason. It’s when I married my sweetheart. He was an awesome young man. Intelligent. The leader of […]

A Key to Emotional Health

key to emotional health

Do you ever read a quote and feel it all the way through your being…I mean like all the way to the tips of your toes? And you’re not really sure why it resonates so loudly, but it just does? This quote did that for me. “ And, I’m not even musically inclined! So, it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chained to Fear

She sat behind the steering wheel of her car with her keys in one hand and her purse in the other. She pushed the door lock for what seemed the hundredth time and visually checked the other doors, before she leaned her head back onto the steering wheel where she sobbed. Deep sobs. Painful, fearful […]

Eye C U Hagar the Horrible

the real housewives of abram

My mom’s words were a warning, “I see you!” They still echo across the canyons of time. A stern warning that made me, as a sensitive little kid, stop what I was doing and want to run hide. Sometimes I did…hide …in the cluttered closet, behind the blankets and boxes and shoes or sometimes under […]

Overcoming That Overwhelmed Feeling

It probably looks like weeds to you, but it was so much more than tall weeds to me. It sucked the last bit of energy from my tired body. Wayne, wanted us to get to North Carolina in time to check things out. I wasn’t looking forward to it. I knew the grass would be […]

Fear Is A Factor

one pie only mentality-so blessed

  My mom wasn’t really into Halloween when I was a kid, but she let us go Trick or Treating. Perhaps she was driven somewhat by fear, which kept us very close to home at all times, so I’m not sure how I ended up at my grandparent’s house three blocks down the street on Halloween Night. […]