Who Can You Encourage Today?

Kindness:  benevolence, humanity, generosity, charity, sympathy,compassion, tenderness, good will Everyone needs kindness in their lives.  Who has God placed in your path or on your mind that needs kindness shown to them in some way or another today? What about the mother who is discouraged and needs to know that someone is praying for her……

Busyness, Focus, and Living a Godly Life

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~ Socrates It’s Saturday.  Another week has gone by and I’ve been so busy that, as I look back, I have no idea what half the busyness has been all about.  Recently I feel like I have been letting life happen to me…  and getting grumpy in the process.  That is…

Blessings

I am so blessed.  My life has not always been easy.  In fact, there have been some extremely difficult times.  I wouldn’t say life is exactly easy now.  But, I do have many blessings for which I am very thankful.  What are they? a husband who loves me and our sons precious children wonderful friends…

Showing Respect

I just read a blog that rather astounded me.  It was from a homeschooling mother who feels that she should not have to teach her child to be respectful toward others.  Her reason was that if her child had to show respect, that implied that someone else was more important than she.  So, I decided…

Independence – Live My Way or Trust Him

I grew up in boarding school away from my parents.  We lived in Africa and at the time my parents had no other options presented to them for educating their children other than boarding school since both of them were required (by the organization that sent them to Africa) to work full-time.  (I can only imagine…

A Firmly Rooted Tree

Right on the corner of our property our “signature” oak tree has been living, tall and beautifully shaped… so big, I might be able to reach half way around the base with my arms.   Of all of our trees, it has been my favorite.  It seems like it must be at least a hundred years old, maybe…

What Kind of Person are You?

Remember the old phrase, “You watch your tongue!”?  Usually it was said if a child chose to swear or say something unkind.  I haven’t heard that for a long time.  In fact, many parents these days are not choosing to teach their children to develop self-control.  But, that is such an important aspect of life… in business,…

Content With My Life

Too often people are in the habit of looking at the grass on the other side of the fence.  It ALWAYS looks greener… until you get to the other side, that is.  What does that do?  It breeds discontentment and dissatisfaction.  There’s always something better out there than what I have… always some relationship that is…

Does Anger Control You? Part 2

Emotions associated with anger (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ANGER Some of us come from a long ancestral line of people with tempers, some of us just have tempers ourselves (without any ancestors we can blame), some of us are going through temporary circumstances that are difficult to handle and tempers flare, and some of us are…

Does Anger Control You? Part 1

Four Stories About Angry People The names have been changed to protect the identity of the people in these stories. Allanna Allanna was always angry at everything.  She was a bitter person whose first response was to lash out in anger.  I haven’t walked in her shoes so I can’t even begin to understand how or…