When I laugh, not only is it good for my soul, but I find myself in a better mood generally. I see the beauty in the budding trees around my home. The green of the grass. The blue of the skies. When my soul is lifted, I speak kinder to people. When I feel better, I can share the humor with others and maybe brighten their day. The ripple effect, ya know?Read More Laughter Is The Best Medicine
We may have to do the whole “social-distancing” thing, but we have such advanced technology, and we’re certainly a creative people, so use your imagination!… When we encourage others, we can actually encourage ourselves! Uplift others with your gifts—for such a time as this. Get creative!Read More For Such A Time As This
Let me ask you a question. A just between you and me question. Do you believe you are beautiful? I’m not talking about the physical appearance here. I mean that belief that you are special. That you are valuable. Important, relevant. I mean, isn’t that what we all want really? To know we are cherished by someone? That our life has significance? So let me ask you again, do you believe you are beautiful?Read More Beautiful You
What or who do you put your hope in? Where do you find your hope? A relationship? The stock market? The amount of “likes” on your Social Media posts? Or maybe you put your hope in your job or college degree. Yourself?Read More Hope In …?
Ever get scared in the night? In the dark, our imaginations can run wild and things can seem scarier than they actually are. Every little thing becomes a monster. Typical minor problems feel overwhelmingly impossible to deal with in the dead of the night then in the light of day. And in those foreboding moments, has anyone ever told you that things will look better in the morning? Why is that? The darkness shrouds reality and twists it into something hideous. Unrecognizable. Unmanageable. When in truth —in the light—it’s not that terrifying, not so unmanageable.Read More Coming Out Of The Darkness
Check out this new post by my daughter all about their first trip into Africa!Read More A Post From Nicole
Originally posted on dacunhamatata:
“Aren’t you afraid?” This question has been one of everyone’s first when my husband and I talk about moving to Kenya to be missionaries. Our response to this question is and always will be, “No.” Don’t get me wrong, I understand why everyone asks this question. In all honesty I have…
Do you know the song made popular in the nineties by Alan Jackson, Summer Time Blues? Originally by Eddie Cochran and even performed by The Who and others, the song talks about being stuck at work when he’d rather be out having fun in the sun. And being too young to vote he can’t get any help from the government to solve this perplexing dilemma. What’s he gonna do ‘cause there ain’t no cure for the summer time blues? But when I think of Summer Time Blues I think of right now. The time after Labor Day when summer is winding down and the kids are all back in schoolRead More Summer Time Blues
Run to work, run home, run to the store, run the kids here, run the kids there, fix the dinner, do the laundry, wash the dishes, put the kids
to bed, then collapse into your own bed exhausted only to get up early the next day to do it all again. And we wonder why most people are running short on patience!
I mean, let’s be honest, don’t we all have thoughts about doing something like losing weight or finally cleaning out the closet or garage? And in our minds we are soooo motivated and think “Yeah- I’m gonna get it done!” But, when it comes time to actually do the thing, we scream, “But, I don’t want to!” and our positive mind-set quickly becomes negative.Read More “But I Don’t Want To!”