Be Still…

I have been reflecting a lot during the last couple of weeks, as I am sure many of you have as well. I was reflecting on how many of the articles, blogs, podcasts, etc. that we listen to and read talk about the busyness of our lives and how we need to intentionally take time…

Unknown

The unknown can be our biggest enemy sometimes… the thing we put most of our focus on and what we spend most of our energy trying to control. I sometimes wonder if it’s actually more comforting for us to look ahead and live in the future and all of the unknown simply because we feel…

Invincible Summer

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there is an invincible summer within.           ~Albert Camus This time of year is hard here in the midwest. The winter teases us with a beautiful sunny day in the upper 50s and then bam, we are back to snow and cold! Everything outside…

Imagine…

How many of you are with me when I say…I can’t wait for the elections to be over! What I am tired of most is not so much hearing about what someone believes in, cares about, or what they are going to do to improve our nation. What I get tired of is how the…

His Plans.

“For I KNOW the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to PROSPER YOU and not harm you. Plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.” This is a cross that use to hang in my sister Sara’s condo. After she passed a way, it was one of the things that I received,…

One Word–Holy Spirit

So, I am kind of a rule follower, and because of this, I struggled with my one word for the year. I struggled because God gave me two words. Holy Spirit. Although it’s two words, it’s one person. At least that’s how I am justifying it. 🙂 A saying that my dad always loved and…

Choose Joy Study!

Have experienced pain in your life? Pain that has left you feeling hopeless and wondering what your purpose is in life? It’s safe to say that most everyone can answer both questions with a resounding yes. Life is hard, and the world isn’t always fair. These are two lessons everyone learns at some point –…

2019 One Word – BELIEVE

My one word for 2019 was BELIEVE. As I was praying about the word I needed to focus on in 2019 and the word believe kept coming to me, I thought God wanted me to focus on it so that I would believe more in myself. You see, the last thing I thought I would…

Christmas Blessings

As Christmas approaches, I’ve been thinking of the memories I have shared with my family. One memory in particular always makes me smile. All 5 of my siblings, spouses, nieces and nephews would celebrate Christmas at my parents house. Prior to opening gifts, the grandkids would all go and sift through grandma’s closet to find…

Beautifully Chosen

Every day I awake to a sameness and the unexpected all at the same time. I wake with the same intentions, the same goals, the same routine, and the same feeling of wondering. And every day I face the unexpected. The unexpected changes in plans, or the twists and turns that happen throughout the day….