health journey

Not the summer I expected…

This has been an odd summer. I planned on leisurely floating my pool most days and completing a couple projects. Instead, I worked 12 hour days on a little summer show for the first week out of school. Then there was the 4th of July parade, followed by some time with a grand daughter. At… Continue reading Not the summer I expected…

#gratitude, gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 39

Today I am grateful for a lazy morning... I laid in bed for awhile... I took my time studying the scriptures and reading from a few additional inspirational books... Today I am grateful for the quote I read from the book I got myself for Christmas, A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel. "You… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 39

Thought Tuesday

Improving Life

It is amazing that the Fresh Prince of Belair can be so wise.  Everyday I am learning that this statement is true.  My life is better each time I attempt to lift another. Be honest.  Most people want to feel like their life meant something, like they made a positive difference in the world.  This… Continue reading Improving Life

Thought Tuesday

I Need to be Nice for Me

I am discovering more and more throughout life that God does not NEED me to be nice.  I NEED me to be nice. Helping other and being kind to everyone you encounter warms your own heart.  Helping others gives you a fresh perspective and keeps you from focusing on your own problems.  Drawing the focus… Continue reading I Need to be Nice for Me

Satisfaction Saturday

Why I Love My Front Porch Swing

After a super long week I crave sitting on my porch swing and mentally taking a mini vacation.  It is my recovery place; a place to reduce my stress and tension, lift my spirits and calm my mind.  I can't do the dishes, fold laundry, sweep the floor, stare at the mess I call home,… Continue reading Why I Love My Front Porch Swing

Scripture Sunday

Be Still… A Few Thoughts on Meditation

I have made a new discovery for myself.  I have been focusing on spiritually grounding myself with daily scripture study and prayer.  Sadly, my commitment to my scripture study, and most frequently, prayer is irregular at best.  Don't get me wrong.  I am much better at these two practices than I used to be and… Continue reading Be Still… A Few Thoughts on Meditation

Warrior Wednesday

Warriors See Roses

Years ago I learned an important lesson... Be glad the thorn bush has roses. A Warrior sees the roses. In the past, I have been known to see the negative in things... maybe even everything. I don't remember when, exactly, but one day I woke up and realized that the only thing I could change… Continue reading Warriors See Roses

Thought Tuesday

We the People

This morning I observed a city council meeting that the entire senior and junior classes were invited to listen and to comment. A couple of things caught my attention. 1) It was apparent that many of these kids do not understand what city government can do vs what is the responsibility of other governmental agencies.… Continue reading We the People

Scripture Sunday

Thoughts on Symbolism

I have been fascinated with symbolism for much of my adult life.  I decided that I'd do a study on symbolism for a little while. Symbols are a timeless, universal language. God often speaks to us through symbols. I want to be more literate in the things of the Spirit and more fluent in the language of symbols. Today I was… Continue reading Thoughts on Symbolism

Warrior Wednesday

Warriors in the Making

I've been thinking today about what makes a warrior woman. A warrior woman is someone who defends core values. She stands up for what is right. She defends children and family. She stand for peace. She stands her ground and, if necessary, pushes for change. She isn't really about glory and is often going about… Continue reading Warriors in the Making