4 Friday Favorites – November 21

Here are 4 of my favorites that helped me make it through the week.

Monday, I walk through the halls as I do every school morning carefully avoiding the push and shove of the 5th and 6th graders as they race to class. Seldom do they look at me, at least no longer than they need to blurt out a good morning and then hurry on their way. Most […]

Loving Your Enemies

It's so hard to react in love when dealing with those mean, angry, spiteful people. We can't do it alone. Only the Holy Spirit can help us react in love.

Acts 7:59-60 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died. When I think of how upset I get at the people I feel […]

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup for a Group

Super quick and easy to make, but it's a hearty and filling vegetable beef soup. Perfect when cooking for a large group!

Photo Source Soup. Warm, hearty, filling soup! Yum! For our first fall one-day retreat, I knew I wanted lunch to be comforting, warm, and inviting. It can get chilly here in the Ozarks and since the retreat took place at a campground where we’d be participating in activities both inside and out, there had to […]

So Tired of the Weight

Up, down, in -between - I've been everywhere with my weight. It's time to stop letting my weight determine who I am!

This is Part 3 of the 4 part series, Hey, I’m Worthy! If you haven’t already, be sure to read 9 Ways to Remember You’re Perfect the Way You Are and 9 Tips to Shift Your Self-Perception.  While you’re at it, I think you’d also like my first post on self-worth, Yes, I’m Worthy. So […]

Thankful in Grief

Learning to be thankful in the midst of grief allows you to move forward into a joyful and productive life again.

Philippians 3:13  My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. When a dear Friend* died, the time involved grieving, losing faith, learning trust, finally believing God took forever. No kidding. No quick answer came for me. It took years of […]

4 Friday Favorites – November 14

4 Friday Favorites

Every time I have a group paper and a chapter presentation due all in the same week, I remind myself I signed up for more education! Do you ever wonder what you were thinking after you get started on something? Ha, I sure do. In another year, it will have been worth it. I’ll keep […]

Helping Ourselves; Helping Others

Be careful not to give so much of yourself helping others that you forget to help yourself. God never meant for us to make our lives difficult.

2 Corinthians 8:13-14 I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In […]

9 Tips to Shift Your Self-Perception

If you struggle with self-worth, it’s time to change your self-perception. Knowing God comes from within. Learn these 9 tips to shift your self-perception.

By now, many of you have read Yes, I’m Worthy, So are You! and Part 1 of the Hey, I’m Worthy series, 9 Ways to Remember You’re Perfect the Way You Are. In Part 2 of this series, I write about self-perception.  Do you struggle with self-worth? If so, it’s time to change your self-perception. Knowing God, […]

4 Friday Favorites

Here are 4 of my favorites that helped me make it through the week.

Whewwwwww, it’s Friday. I’m sliding into the weekend like a baseball player trying to get home, running full force ahead and then swishhhhhhh into the last stretch, past that catcher and any other obstacles that might get in my way. Not that I’ve ever slid into home. Maybe I could have back in my young, […]

Letting Go of Past Regrets

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Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Are there things […]