When I think of summer here in the states, I think of the three national holidays that pretty much frame our summer months. First, I think of Memorial Day that signals the beginning of summer, the Fourth of July which is smack dab in the middle of summer and then Labor Day which waves goodbye … More What is Patriotism?
If I could go back in time and be able to change one thing, it wouldn’t even be difficult choosing. It would be not to care so much what others think. I was a naive young mother who thought if I read enough parenting books and then was diligent in applying what I learned, I would have no … More Loving Our Children
We all need a support system. Yours may consist of a parent or parents, good friends or siblings, or even perhaps longtime co-workers. It doesn’t matter who your support system consists of; it’s just important that you have one. Of course, if you’re married your number one support system should be your spouse. I’ve been thinking about support … More A Support System
The song I want to share with you all has become such a precious reminder to me how much it pleases God when we take personal responsibility for our actions and are genuinely heartbroken over our failures. God loves each one of us – warts and all. His only prerequisite to fellowship is not perfection, but repentance. … More A Contrite Heart (Honesty Before God)
This month I have written about the importance of meal planning to reduce your food budget, buying groceries online to curb impulse buying, and also how to save money by forgoing a gym membership and exercising at home. If after doing all the cost-cutting measures you can think of, you’re still not happy about your … More A Year of No Spending
Happy New Year! I think we can all imagine what it would take to get healthier or what we would need to do to put the breaks on spending money but combine those two goals and we’re apt to throw our hands up and give up before even starting. Getting healthy and saving money seems like … More Getting Healthy and Saving Money
Sometime during this past week, a song entitled “Overnight” performed by musician Amy Grant showed up on my YouTube recommended videos. I had never heard this song before. “Overnight” is from the CD “Somewhere Down The Road” by Amy Grant from 2010. I started wondering what was going on in my life in 2010 that … More Perseverance
The following are the words of a beautiful song by Sara Groves. Her songs speak to me in such a powerful way – I hope they might for you as well. I have the highlighted chorus written on a card that I keep within view to remind me of how my actions and attitude can … More Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?
“Real Food” is the newer way to describe what we boomers commonly referred to as “Whole Foods.” The change was perhaps needed to differentiate between a philosophy of food consumption and the natural grocer, “Whole Foods™.” What is confusing to me, and I believe others, is that there are many definitions of the term “Real Food” and include restrictive diets … More What is “Real Food” Anyway?!
As a child growing up, my parents would always call us to the window or even outside to see rainbows. There is something so magical and captivating about them. If you are a believer in God or a follower of Christ rainbows are significant. After the flood, as recorded in the book of Genesis, God … More Rainbows