My daughter and I love to complete the Brain Games at the back of my monthly Reader’s Digest magazine. I always look at the level of difficulty indicator before tackling each one. Sometimes a Difficult puzzle may be easy for me to complete, while one that’s labeled Medium may be harder, if not impossible for … Continue reading Degree of Difficulty for God? Zero
I recently read an article about couples, and one of the men that was interviewed stated the thing he loved most about his significant other was that she didn’t try to change him. WHAT? I paused after reading this. There was nothing about this man that she wanted to change? Wow, must be nice… After … Continue reading Mission Impossible? Accept My Family Just the Way They Are
Whether it’s due to the death of a loved one, illness, quarantine, travel restrictions, or gathering restrictions, Christmas will look different this year for many of us. Black Friday and the weeks after would usually bring the hustle and bustle of shopping for Christmas presents, attending Christmas parties, and participating in events to bless those … Continue reading What Exactly Are You Celebrating? What is Christmas Really About?
Faith. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this concept is actually the foundation of this entire ministry and blog. Most of the stories I write about are rooted in faith – believing God for things that have not yet happened. Last night I started watching a series called Crazy Faith by Michael Todd. He … Continue reading Why Should I Hope? What Exactly is it Anyway?
As I was writing the story I planned to share this week, I received a text from an old friend. Her father had just passed away, and she was reaching out to let me know. Our families lived on the same block, and we grew up together. I knew him for as long as I … Continue reading How To Be A First Responder In the Midst of Loss
After finishing a long week at work and virtual school for the girls, I was ready to kick off an extended weekend and celebrate my birthday. I had planned different things to do and foods (and desserts) to eat strategically throughout the next four days to mark another year of life. Friday night, I planned … Continue reading Not a Coincidence or Twist of Fate, But a Divinely-Directed Master Plan
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the ten plagues in Egypt in the time of Moses and can’t help but wonder if there is a lesson in that story that relates to what we are going through now. There have been catastrophes across the country, unlike anything many of us have seen in our lifetime. An … Continue reading 2020: The Interruption of Everything, but Why? A Personal Reflection
It’s hard to believe I’ve been sharing our stories to encourage readers for two years. What a journey – one I clearly didn’t expect to evolve this way. Milestones are an ideal time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. In 2018, we kicked off the club track season fully expecting … Continue reading Is This What Winning Looks Like?
After my alarm goes off each morning, there is but a flicker of time before I’m fully conscious, aware of my surroundings, my current predicament, and the condition of my soul. It is the absolute slightest moment of Zen – where my thoughts are untroubled, undisturbed, and unburdened. It is the moment before I recall … Continue reading Carefully Choose What To Remember
This week is for those of us who may have a hard time forgiving ourselves or letting go of past mistakes. A few weeks ago, I stopped by mother’s house for a Sunday visit. That morning’s virtual church service had been amazing, and I was still high from the praise music and message. I participated … Continue reading Time to Let it Go, and Forgive Yourself