Contagious Encouragement

Listening to Christian radio yesterday as I sped down the highway to get to church on time (there’s something wrong with that), I heard the coolest phrase – Contagious Encouragement. As someone who is all about encouraging others, I found this phrase to be a perfect fit for what I would love to do in […]

Negative Notions

I am currently reading an amazing book by Phillip Yancey called Vanishing Grace.  If you’ve never read any of his books, I would highly recommend that you do! Anyway, you would think by the title that it would be right at the top of my list of negative notions that drive me crazy – in […]

A Good Attitude

If you ever wonder if you are alone in this world dealing with something that would shock the sweet people around you, fret no more! Within the last week I’ve spoken to precious people dealing with drug abuse, loss of jobs, divorce, spousal abuse, panic attacks, over-eating, alcoholism, death, anger issues and adultery. I think […]

Knocking out Negativity!

Have you ever noticed how some people can poo-poo on just about anything? For example: Yippee!  The Easter Bunny brought me chocolate! (Them) – You know you are just going to eat that and get fat. Listen to this great idea for a new career path! (Them) – You know you’ll never do that. Can’t […]

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 […]

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 […]