A Living Prayer

Being known as a living prayer… Sara’s definition of a living prayer: “It is found in the reflection of others when they are touched by you. It would be seen in the joy that others would find contagious, and in the compassion that others would feel in your words and deeds.” Being a living prayer…

So Many Valentine’s…So Much Love

On this Valentine’s day as I sit and reflect, my heart is filled with more love than I thought possible. I believe everyone’s heart can be filled with love if we CHOOSE it!  “And now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”     ~1 Corinthians 13:13 “For God so…

Finding Joy in Who I Am

When I am in prayer and reflecting on something, I seek Him first and through seeking Him, I also find myself going back to the wisdom He taught through Sara. Sara was my little sister, but she was also my greatest coach and wisdom leader. In my prayer this morning, I found myself reflecting on the…

Head and Heart

Do you ever have a conversation with yourself or probably more accurately, an argument with yourself? Since I have battled breast cancer and lost Dad and Sara I have daily (feels like constant) conversations with myself and sometimes when I am really frustrated with myself, it turns into an argument between my head and my heart. When something emotional…

Believe

Happy 2019 friends! I am so excited about 2019 and I hope you are too! God is opening some exciting doors for the Choose Joy Foundation that I want to celebrate with you! First, I want to share the one word for 2019 that I am focusing on…BELIEVE! As I prayerfully thought about what God…

The Real Story

As I prepare for Christmas, one thing that I love doing is going back to Sara’s blog and remember what she wrote…remember her perspective. God’s perspective. I do believe that Sara opened her mind and heart to God so He could teach us through her. I love this post, Sara wrote on “The Real Story.”…

Choose Gratitude…It’s good for your health!

Why is expressing gratitude so hard? Gratitude is a funny thing because many of us know we should express gratitude, but our impulses tend to be what takes over. Impulses like frustration, irritation, impatience, etc. The annoyances that happen in everyday life easily take over our intent to count our blessings. Therefore, we need to…

Choose Thankful — Gratitude Journal

As we all head into our Thanksgiving holidays. Whether we are with family and friends or celebrating by ourselves, whether we live and die by tradition or love to mix it up in our holiday, the central theme is the same – that in more ways than we can count, we are blessed. I’m thankful…

Choose Faith

Hebrews 11:1, 6 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” They say that faith is believing without seeing. In the book, Choose Joy: Finding Hope…

Choose to ACT!

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed…