Words – Hurtful or Helpful?

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  Psalms 19:14  Words may seem small, but they are mighty powerful.  They can pack a punch or soothe a soul…the result depends on the heart of the one speaking. Have you […]

Scared to Death

Death is so very strange.  It happens to everyone.  We even know it will happen to us.  Some of us are scared of it.  Others seem shocked when it does happen.  And then there are those that laugh, live and are completely at peace with the reality of their impending death. I’ve been in the […]

Friendship

Lately, I’ve been inundated with the good, great and uglies of friendship.  I hadn’t given the subject much thought until I started to recognize the importance of this relationship that I’ve long taken for granted. For example, a friend of mine went on a cruise with friends she’s had since grade school – GOOD!  Then […]

During the Darkness

Since so many people have responded to Tuesday’s post about depression, I thought I would continue to discuss this widespread problem.  Many are suffering silently and I think it’s important we talk about what we should be doing during the darkest times of our lives. I think we can learn a lot about what to […]

The Darkness

Today’s topic is very personal to me.  I have a dear sister whom I’ve watched struggle with depression for several years.  She is one of the strongest women I know, but this debilitating illness can put her in bed for weeks and make it nearly impossible to live a productive life. Some of us have […]

The ‘Insecurity Creeps’

Tuesday morning was nice and quiet.  My husband and boys were all gone for the day and I was on my way to a lovely day filled with time to get things done without the constant interruptions I normally encounter.  Then it all went south. The ‘insecurity creeps’ set up shop in my head and […]

Obsess Yourself with Heaven

Obsession has infiltrated our culture.  Images, ideas and thoughts race through our heads about everything from celebrities, television shows, weight, careers, money, sex, movies and kids to any number of items on a regular basis at a speed that is mind-blowing. We must be pretty bored if juicy gossip about people we don’t even know […]

Using Your Gifts to Glorify God

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill This quote has been stuck in my head as I’ve reflected and revised my resolutions for the new year this week.  Since I would like to be a different (i.e. more God-fearing and giving) person […]

Finding Your Passion

What do you want to be when you grow up? I’ve been working diligently to answer this question for myself.  It’s not that I was unhappy or unfulfilled or that I looked back on my life with regret; it’s that I was lacking a sense of purpose and significance.  I felt like there was something […]