Songs echo the idea of world peace, some people just can’t get any peace, and many people have been to countless counselors and therapists to try to find it. Do you have it? You Can If You Want I can … Continue reading Got Peace?
At the beginning of June, I noticed something that hit me like a ton of bricks. It was that familiar, gnawing, edgy fatigue. I returned from teaching each day unable to move, feeling like every little task required insurmountable effort, … Continue reading That Familiar, Gnawing, Edgy Fatigue
For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words “gentle and quiet spirit” signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we call can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?
Did you know that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful? Perhaps we are missing something- something that the One who hand-crafted us can reclaim. Continue reading Beauty Blind
This season has brought new heaviness. I have often felt my face drooped and my spirit hanging heavy in the off moments of my days. Through it all, I have felt God impressing on me to, “Carry yourself light.” And it has made all the difference. Continue reading Carry Yourself Light
Go ahead, take a silent vote in your head. Did you say, “Women?” Does that mean you side with a stereotype? Evidence suggests most people do. If you do, it also just might make you wrong- at least looking at … Continue reading Who Talks More, Men or Women?
Sometimes warm memories creep into my consciousness of blissful days taking turns with my BFF pushing each other on the old rope swing tied fast to a valiant, towering oak that existed long before us. The oak and the swing … Continue reading Escape Me Not
Can you imagine what it would be like to not be bound by the constraints of the ticking clock over your mantle and the pressure to get to that next appointment on time? More than that, could you imagine what … Continue reading Outside of Time
“I’ll get you now!!!!,” the child screams as he launches forward with his sword. Even if you don’t allow toys that look like weapons, Popsicle sticks start saying, “Bang, bang!,” sandwiches get bitten into gun shapes, and yard sticks become … Continue reading Violence or Valor?
Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge
Are you tired today? Are you weary? Is there even just one area of your life in which you are struggling to “not become weary in doing good” (Galatians 6:9)? Perhaps its time for a Strength Exchange Isaiah 40:28-31 28 Have … Continue reading Strength Exchange
Want a to-die-for Alfredo sauce free from the extra crazy ingredients on a packet mix (and that tastes WAAAAY better)? Try this easy homemade, whole-food recipe: Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 4-6 cloves garlic crushed 1 cup … Continue reading Homemade Alfredo Sauce
The nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award is sweet encouragement. I just hope my blog is an encouragement to others to drink deep of life and of all the Lord has for them. According to Okoto Enigma, the creator of this … Continue reading Nominated for a Blogging Award
Want a great-tasting healthy pasta recipe? This sprouted whole wheat pasta recipe is great for hand-cut, manual pasta makers, and electric ones. Continue reading Sprouted Wheat Pasta (Great for Philips Electric Pasta Makers and Others!)
Where does this phrase come from, and what does it mean for us today? This is not just a pretty idea for customer service or a nice thing to do for someone you care deeply about. This is hard stuff. Continue reading The Extra Mile
In your last job interview, were you asked, “How did you play as a child?” Engineers entering Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are. Why? Caltech found that the new highly-educated engineers were missing something. And it stemmed from the way they played as kids. Continue reading How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures
How would you respond in your heart if you saw someone buying an elaborate cake with food stamps? The reason might choke you up and make you question how you think about others. Continue reading Grocery Glares
So much of life benefits from a simplified approach. But what if I were to tell you that there is one area in which wisdom pleads for you to develop a complexity mindset? What Demands a Complexity Mindset? Our fellow … Continue reading Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)