The Cure for Laziness, Lethargy and Lackadaisical Living

Miracle of miracles, I now actually enjoy my almost daily two-mile walk. Why so, you may ask. Especially if you tend to be lazy and comfort driven. Like me. In my experience, the solution to hating exercise is to focus on something you love. Perhaps it’s the hope for results that motivates you. Or it … Continue reading

Plowing the Ground of Grace (Pt. 4 of The Path to Divine Influence)

I remember an incident that put me in my place as a mother of five wonderful daughters who love their Lord more than life itself. Someone once asked us, “How did your girls turn out so well?” Before I could muster an answer with a semblance of humility as to anything we had done as … Continue reading

The Path to Divine Influence

What do you consider the most important component in your relationship with God? If you’re thinking communication, I concur. The most amazing thing about our relationship with God is that it is personal. Jesus made this possible when on the cross, He paid the price that allows us to be forgiven and cleansed from the … Continue reading

Unlocking the Perfect Church, Part 7 of 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

Consider this scenario with me. Church goers all across America show up next Sunday, only to find the doors padlocked. Signs are plastered across the front of every church. The message is clear. “No gathering in God’s Name allowed. Anyone who enters this building will be prosecuted.” What would we do? Some of us might … Continue reading

Would Jesus Have Worn a Tattoo?

Frankly, I never thought we would have to deal with the tattoo issue in our family. Apparently God had other plans. Recently, our daughter Lisa informed us she was going with our 18 year-old granddaughter to get a tattoo. Lisa is an adult so she wasn’t asking our permission. But she and Haley did welcome our … Continue reading

The Sad Side of Happiness

  “I just want my children to be happy.” How many times have you heard someone say that? Or perhaps, you’ve said it yourself. Of course, happiness is not a bad thing; who wouldn’t want to be happy? But, it’s just not enough. Depending on the source, happiness can be elusive, conditional and possibly short-lived. … Continue reading

Finding Joy, Regarless of our Circumstances – Crumbs

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a to do list every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.” Jean De La Fontaine “When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee … Continue reading

Great Expectations – Overcoming Disappointment

The adage claims the greater the expectations, the harder the fall. True or not, we all know it’s easy to become hardened to hope when we’re constantly disappointed in people, ourselves and/or our circumstances. This past week, our family had an opportunity to display great expectations. But the result wasn’t what we hoped. In a … Continue reading