Personal Self-Development Isn't Optional


He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30, ESV) 11. Personal Development with great books! 12. Exercise opportunities (a great yoga studio & friends to walk with) 13. Smoothies (healthy eating to develop a healthy habit of eating less) 14. Meditation/Prayer (praying/meditating on gifts before I get out of bed) 15. Attending Doctor Appointments (developingContinue reading “Personal Self-Development Isn't Optional”

Faith; Hope; Love


[ Wake Up from Your Sleep ] Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t loveContinue reading “Faith; Hope; Love”

Pets; They Just Know


Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” How is it that animalsContinue reading “Pets; They Just Know”

Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers


Romans 4:17-18We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father”Continue reading “Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers”

Emotions Are Not Facts


I recently read some articles about emotions. Here is what I learned… Emotions are real. There are no right or wrong emotions. There are valid reasons for emotions. Pleasant and painful emotions are part of daily life. Sharing emotions with safe people can be helpful. You are not your emotion; you have emotions. Emotions areContinue reading “Emotions Are Not Facts”

Anxious Always–40-50 Years–Mature Girls


Chapter 5                 40-50 Years              Mature Girls Now I am in the season of answers.  Joining the ranks of mature girls, I love this decade that is emerging for me now.  I am brave.  I am comfortable in my own skin.  Conquering my anxiety and depression with medication, counseling, self-help books, faith-based books, and someContinue reading “Anxious Always–40-50 Years–Mature Girls”