Out-of-body experiences

Often in counseling a therapist will ask you to write a letter to someone for the soul purpose of you writing it, not mailing it.  The process brings a form of resolution.  We are hesitant to write a letter for fear something so simple, yet hard, would not be enough to reconcile the pain and…

TED TALKS

TED TALKS do not show up on Iphones!  You’ll need to watch Shawn Achor on your computer!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAVE A LAUGH!

How does your brain evaluate the world?  Do you see challenges as a threat, or an opportunity for discovery?  If you believe that success = happiness, you will chase the tail of happiness and never obtain it.  Think about it.  If you make a sales quota, your boss will probably increase the quota for next…

Share your plans with the Lord

Proverbs 16 3 Share your plans with the Lord, and you will succeed I went to bed last night with a mix bag of emotions.  I’m deeply struggling with some news I heard from a friend, questioning some personal decisions, and aching for days that have gone by–children leaving, growing, maturing. I want to control time…

Preparing our hearts

On the way to church, we decided to prepare our hearts for worship.  On 104.7–gospel station, the song I’m still standing was playing.  A man gave his testimony as a part of the song and announced the situations that God brought him through over the years–depression, death of loved ones, hurricane Katrina, cancer……but for every…

Declaring His Goodness

Declaring the goodness of the Lord in the midst of the journey…. Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; declare among the peoples His deeds … Psalm 9:11 Taxes were done with a picnic and candle…(Thank you Monica for the candle idea!) Grocery shopping was and adventure of reminding us of all the…

She will be added to the army of The Brave Ones

I just read an article on Somaly Mam, a Cambodian woman rescued from a brothel. I am Somaly, but I don’t know my real name, my real age or my real family. Somaly means “necklace of flower disappeared in the forest,” and I like to keep this name because of my story. I was sold when I…

Graveside Conversations…

I was driving past a local graveside by our YMCA.  I glanced over to see a young couple dressed in black holding each other beside a grave.  They were nestled there and not moving for a while.  “Oh precious one, who is it you’re talking to? Who are you trying so hard to remember? forgive?…

Limitless…

“Before ANYTHING else existed, there was Christ, with God.  He has ALWAYS been alive and is himself God!  He created EVERYTHING there is–nothing exists that he didn’t make.  Eternal life is IN HIM, and this life gives LIGHT to all mankind.” John 1: 1-4 CAN YOU SAY POWERFUL! Before anything ( you got a list?)…

With Joy…

“With Joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3 Can you see the heart in my picture below? The sun was shining through the blossoms on the tree, and to the right at the top you can see some bright pink from the blossoms outlining the heart.  God speaks to us,…