Safety

Asking how safe someone feels today is a loaded question…especially if we were to judge our security by what we watch on the news or read on our newsfeeds!! We might not consciously consider how safe we feel on a regular basis, but I’d dare say that our bodies, thoughts and actions tell us what […]

Refueling for What’s Next

We all have good and bad days and sometimes, we even have good and bad within one day.  The latter is exactly how I would define my last few weeks. Of course, sitting on a Caribbean beach for eight days will do a body good and can certainly constitute as a good (actually awesome) day.  […]

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 […]

Reducing Regret

As with every start of a new year, I am contemplating the many things I would like to do, change, try and/or stop.  My list is long and quite overwhelming, but it does speak volumes of my Personal Character Inventory & Action Plan. Yes, I have my very own acronym that I JUST made up!!! […]

The Little Things

God knows each of us better than anyone else in our lives, including ourselves.  A little scary, huh? Our Almighty Father knows what we want, need, dream of, worry over and fear.  He made us to yearn for a relationship with Him and He offers a place of rest in His arms. Ultimately, He made […]

The Rat Race

My anal-retentive organizational skills happen to be the only reason I am even remotely ready for (and not pulling my hair out just thinking about) my Thanksgiving week away to see family and friends in Tennessee and Georgia.  I shudder to think of the things I have forgotten! I AM NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT […]

Relying on God

Have you ever noticed how everything always works itself out? For example, that final exam in Calculus when you were a sophomore in college that you fretted about for the entire semester…do you even know what you scored?  Probably not. Or what about that appraisal that came in too high for the house you were […]

Encourage Each Other

One of my dearest friends has been through the wringer over the past month and it’s been absolutely heartbreaking to watch.  The poor thing has had problem after problem and she just can’t seem to catch a break (insert sad face and hear my boo’s)! Needless to say, it was not by ‘coincidence’ that I […]

We Have No Idea

When was the last time you looked around and noticed someone in need?  Today?  Yesterday?  Last month?  Did you do something about it? Uh oh.  I’m not sure I like my answer. The ugly truth is that often we use excuses, judgments and fear to keep us from helping others.  We spend way too much […]

Now What?

Last week’s tumultuous events with the Boston Marathon bombing, the West, Texas plant explosion, the mid-west flooding and the play-by-play apprehension of the alleged bomber has me wondering what is going to happen this week? Talk about one heck of a wild ride! Jeez! Now what? I’m more than sure that these events aren’t the […]