Day 18 Be Intentional – The Present

I was reading an article by Helen Mallicent that said the following… “I was regretting the past and fearing the future.  Suddenly my Lord was speaking. My name is I AM. He paused, I waited. He continued. When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets it is hard. I AM not there. My name is not I was. When you live in…

Day 17 Be Intentional — Say Yes

One thing I have learned the last several years is that when I start asking God “why,” I begin to feel lost, uncertain, and distant from Him. Why did dad lose his life from a bee sting? Why did Sara have to live a life of so much pain? Why did I get cancer? Why…….

Day 16 Be Intentional – Life Goals

In my last post, I said that we are spiritual beings here to live out a human existence. As human beings, I think it is safe to say that most of us make goals for our lives. Typically those goals have to do with our career, our family, our retirement, etc. Goals that have to…

Day 13 Be Intentional – Life Purpose

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.                                        ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin My dad was one of those individuals that when he really believed in something, he…

Day 12 Be Intentional – The Dash

When I think about living intentionally, I think about both my dad and Sara. After losing them in 2010 and 2011, being intentional has been a focus for me. We only have one shot at this life and “no one knows that day or hour, not the angels in the heaven, nor the son, but…

Day 11 Be Intentional – Gratitude

Choose an attitude of gratitude… Attitude is defined as “a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.” Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.” Unfortunately, in life, we do have to…

Day 10 Be Intentional — Be Still

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Be still…it seems counter-intuitive to be still, especially when we are struggling or have a lot to do. I think many of us can agree and have said many times, the phrases… “Time goes by too fast.” “Life is too busy.” We don’t feel like we have…

Day 9 Be Intentional – Community

John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Sara’s perspective about Community…. “God never expected us to do things on our own in this life. That’s why He gave us the greatest commandment to love one another… not a command to…

Day 8 Be Intentional – Growth

“Change is inevitable, Growth is intentional.” Ephesians 4:14-15 “ Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect…

Day 7- Be Intentional – Your Health

I thought I’d take a bit of a different spin on this post and talk about my story with breast cancer since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. First of all, I never thought in a million years that this would happen to me. There is no history of breast cancer in my family. I’m sure…