I was standing in the park the other day, in California, watching my granddaughter play with another child in a giant sandbox. All of a sudden they decided a “snail hunt” was the next thing to do. They wandered in and out among some small trees and bushes and I moved to be able to […]
How To Empty Your Heart of Anxiety.
“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul. “ Ps. 94:19 How to empty your heart of anxiety. I know that sounds too good to be true! Am I an expert on this? That depends on how you look at it. I have had more than my fair share of things […]
Goliath Syndrome- Are you counting your soldiers?
Have you ever imagined what you would do in a difficult situation? Or have you made up scenarios of what you would say? You know,kind of like a test run? I don’t know about you but I like to be prepared! I was never a fan of pop quizzes! Tell me in plenty of time […]
The Treasures Around Us.
It’s paradise, they say, or at least as close as you can get to it! Looking around it would seem so! The vegetation is so lush all around you, every shade of green broken up my bright pinks, creamy whites and bold reds. Sitting on this balcony gazing out at the blue waves that stretch […]
How To Say, “It is well with my soul,” When Sorrows, Like Sea Billows, Roll.
We went to the beach this past week. It was all the things! It was beautiful. It was fun! It brought back memories of walking with Alan, of watching him throw the frisbee with our children and swim out to the reef for shells. I can still see the top of his head bobbing out […]
When You Need A Word for the New Year.
As I have been trying to prepare my heart for the New Year or at least New Year’s Eve. My mind is a jumbled mess. My memories are filled with experiences. Thoughts of years past when we played board games, drank eggnog and tried to stay awake for the ball to drop, swirl through my […]
What Does Courage Look Like?
The trees on my morning walk are changing. The last of the bright red leaves are bravely clinging to their branches, while the ground is covered in every autumn hue. With each gust of wind they rain down, a fresh blanket for my feet to crush in the passing. As the […]
How To Find Peace During the Holidays, Or Any Day.
Sitting on a chaise lounge wrapped in the fluffiest robe you can imagine, sipping on hot tea and gazing out the window at beautiful evergreen trees. Their spiny tips crammed full of clusters of pine cones. I drag in a deep shaky breath and let out a huge sigh. Immediately my thoughts start […]
Drink From the Well
Now the day is over. Night is drawing nigh. Shadows of the evening, steal across the sky. These are the words that came to my mind as I saw the night sky above me on a walk last night. It produced such a longing in my heart for that calm sweet feeling that comes when […]
Day Two: Our God is a God of Hope! What are two things that people in general are looking for? I think you could stop anyone on the street and they would tell you they want happiness. Or at least they would list something they think would make them happy. Another thing they […]