Among the homeless, as it is in our typical society today, there are "bad" and "good" people, of course. People take advantage of others. People frequently bend the truth to get their point across, or when they seek help. We all must use our best judgment in life, protect ourselves, in every circumstance, no matter where we are. We must rule our actions with our brains, not by our feelings or emotions from our hearts.
Father, help my eyes have the clarity to see the needs others have for prayer. Help me to pray on the spot and lift others up—not at a convenient time for me, but when the necessity is clearly in the moment.
Social media screams out overt judgment on wrinkles. If you are an older woman with wrinkles, you must smoke or imbibe in alcohol on the heavy side. Right? Or, you could be eating the wrong diet, or perhaps you don’t use the latest and best anti-aging cream. Lord forbid, you have wrinkles!
So, I don't believe in opening the bible and pointing at a page haphazardly, as if we could hurdle a dart across a room at a target in an attempt to precisely find answers to life's challenges. But, today when I sought encouragement and opened a book, not the bible itself, His voice fell into my lap. I was lifted up by God's words. As I … Continue reading Relax in my Presence
I find aging, or the topic thereof, interesting. When I was in my early 20’s I couldn’t wait to grow a little older. Being young can be tough, especially in an office workplace setting. I was at the bottom of the totem pole, and I knew it. I typed invoices on a manual typewriter and … Continue reading Musings on Aging
My husband shares inspirational videos with me. This is one of the things that I love about him, he knows my heart. He knows where I am at today, and where I want to be tomorrow. The subject of a recent video was a woman who loves to bake. Her specialty - banana bread. She … Continue reading Baking the Banana Bread; Putting Plans Into Action
Saying goodbye to our past, the things that we loved, can be painful. Once we realize how we have drug our feet it becomes less of a struggle. Imagine strolling down a beautiful wooded path while dragging one foot as you go. How tiring would that be? I will use the example of an entrepreneur, … Continue reading Moving On: Letting Go of the Past
Share Encourage and Grow is my motto - a shortened version of my life and work mission statement. I looked at these words this morning and I thought about how important it is for each of us to support one another. Encourage others to share with you. Listening is a priceless gift that doesn't cost … Continue reading The Act of Share Encourage and Grow
It is your sandbox. Play in it. What do you own that nobody can take away? Your thoughts and creativity. Do you yearn for others to stop and share in your passions...to keep you on track? Does this cause you hesitation in your personal pursuits? Feel the sun on your back. Feel the freedom in … Continue reading Your Creative Sandbox
The green paper we grasp in our hands allows us to buy clothes for our closets (stockpiling what we often don't need), cars that we drive, and it slips gold rings on our fingers. I am convinced, none of these items reflect wealth. The cashier asked the man in the grocery store, "Do you have … Continue reading Stored Up Contentment