“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted
I created you with purpose I planned a course for you to take Your every step is ordered My sweet, Valentine In love I shaped your being With grace I blessed your life My hope is for your future Because you are My Valentine I sent My Son to take on your sins I sacrificed… Continue reading Because You are My Valentine
Many of us do it. We look at posts on social media and wonder, “How does she look so refreshed? She has three kids under the age of seven; I only have two.” Or, “Wow, they look so happy. And us, well we look happy… and tired!” And then there are the moms who feed… Continue reading The Inconsideration of Comparison
I know, I know. The popular saying is “Don’t quit your daydream,” and here I am saying the opposite: quit your daydream. No, I am not saying to give up on your hopes for your life. No, there is nothing wrong with wanting more and wanting to add more to the lives of others. I… Continue reading Time to Quit Your Daydream
On the last day of 2018, I awakened from my sleep with the phrase, “The end of prevalence” on my mind. See, I was lying there in somewhat of a dream-like state, with my eyes closed, and a slight awareness of a full bladder. I could tell the room was no longer completely dark, and… Continue reading The End of Prevalence
Like most, I use the beginning of a new year to not only look back in reflection, but to list what I hope to accomplish in the coming year. Some aspects of this process have changed over the years. Yet, one facet that has remained, is an honest look at my contribution to the successes… Continue reading Expecting!
In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world. Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.” Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated. How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one? Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement