A Year of No Spending

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 … Continue reading A Year of No Spending

Perseverance

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 … Continue reading Perseverance

Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?

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 … Continue reading Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?

What is “Real Food” Anyway?!

"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 … Continue reading What is “Real Food” Anyway?!

Doing Great Harm

I recently saw this quote on Pinterest- "One doesn't have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient". (Charles M. Blow, journalist) Have you experienced a significant relationship with someone who lacked empathy and made little effort to understand you? This can happen, even with those … Continue reading Doing Great Harm

Reprogramming Our Default Mode

We each think we have the corner on the market regarding truth. I remember hearing a pastor speak years ago about how the church (regardless of our denomination) may hold certain views today as non-negotiables but may have a new set twenty years from now. Our parents, with a clean conscience, believed certain things and … Continue reading Reprogramming Our Default Mode