YES!

Happy New Year, dear friends! 2018… Are you someone who sets new year’s resolutions?  Do you feel like the turning of another year is like starting with a clean and new slate? When Sara was alive, she was involved in a group called One Word 365. After losing dad in 2010 and then Sara in…

Spreading Joy and saying Yes.

Although this year had its challenges, it has also had its many blessings. The blessings these last couple of months have more than made up for the challenges my family and I faced this year. As I wrote in my last post, I enjoyed the opportunity to spread God’s message of Joy with my friend…

Reflecting on the Year

I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving! My husband Jeff and I were having a conversation a couple of weeks ago and I asked him…”When you think back on this year, what do you think? How do you feel?” He proceeded to tell me that the year has felt like a whirlwind. After…

Community Blessings

Matthew 18:20  “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” My dear friend Jill Miller and I had the privilege of leading a half-day conference titled Choose: Life is about Choices. We gathered as a community of 45-50 women and the time was filled with worship, inspiration, reflection and new beginnings….

CHOOSE!

“I made a decision a long time ago that I was going to choose joy. I even painted a big rectangle on my wall and printed it in big letters so I wouldn’t forget to make that choice every day. The major word in that rectangle isn’t joy… it’s CHOOSE. It’s looking around me when…

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…