The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

We cannot see it. We cannot touch it. We cannot taste it. Alas, we can feel it --- not with our fingertips, but through our spirit and deep into our soul. Love. A man of law challenged Jesus with a question. What is the greatest commandment? Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all … Continue reading The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

Sharing God’s Love; No Excuses

I held the door open. As the women jostled her full cart through I said, "Have a beautiful day, God bless." She could have smirked at me, or she could have ignored my words. Instead, she looked up and smiled, "That was so good to hear. So very nice and surprising. Thank you." I believe … Continue reading Sharing God’s Love; No Excuses

The Act of Share Encourage and Grow

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

Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do, or that he can't do it on his own. - John Gray Marcy felt strangled after receiving unsolicited advice time and time again, she told her much-loved friend, Jennifer, "I appreciate that you are trying to help me, I … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

Facebook does not define who you are

When flipping through channels on the television we hardly ever become emotionally involved to the point we feel discouraged. We don't say to ourselves: Hey look, she always has a bright and shiny demeanor. Why can't I be more like that? She doesn't side with my political or religious views. I might as well unfollow … Continue reading Facebook does not define who you are

I don’t get paid to do that.

I don't get paid to do that. Let me get someone else. Someone else never shows up. You've been dropped. What do you do that you don't get paid for? Do you need to get paid to do your job? There are times when we need to say no. There are times when we have … Continue reading I don’t get paid to do that.

Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

I walked through a large portion of my life with the desire to leave a soft spot for people to associate with. I, in person, was a landing-place. My high school year books, filled with student signatures, held a common theme, "Such a nice (sweet) girl." I believe being loving and gentle has its place … Continue reading Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

Stored Up Contentment

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

I Am Not Trying To Judge

I am not trying to judge. I have heard this statement made a number of times in the recent past, from a variety of folks. It is as if people want to cover their tracks right off the bat, quickly throw in the disclaimer, before they innocently say what they admire, or do not admire. … Continue reading I Am Not Trying To Judge

False Guilt; His Love Sweeps It Away

The pangs of guilt weren't there five minutes ago, but now we dig through the moment, the day, or further back, seeking the point of error. What did we say or do, did we inflict pain? Have you ever felt a sense of guilt even though you knew you had done nothing wrong? A post … Continue reading False Guilt; His Love Sweeps It Away