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”

Bleary Eyes, Weary Heart, and Yet Pressing On


5. Early morning writing time. 6. Bleary eyes that still see. 7. Weary hear that presses on. 8. Bowlful of medicine 9. Tray full of supplements. 10. Money in the bank. Today I continue to count 1000 gifts. This will take awhile. Do you count your blessings or have a gratitude journal? It seems toContinue reading “Bleary Eyes, Weary Heart, and Yet Pressing On”

Hope Unswervingly


1 Corinthians 13:13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. Consummation: noun, perfection, fufillment Unswerving: adverb, turning aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight orContinue reading “Hope Unswervingly”

Death and Life…Fresh Hope


1 Samuel 2:6-10 God brings death and God brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up. God brings poverty and God brings wealth; he lowers, he also lifts up. He puts poor people on their feet again; he rekindles burned-out lives with fresh hope, Restoring dignity and respect to their lives— a place in the sun! For the very structures ofContinue reading “Death and Life…Fresh Hope”

The Square Pill


Recently my medications changed. I now take a square pill. Yes, you read that right…a square. I have numerous pills and supplements that are oval or round and some are capsules and some are tablets. But, the newest anti-depressant that I take is square, and it works! Square. I feel square sometimes. I’m not likeContinue reading “The Square Pill”

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”