When It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of Year

Did you know statistically, the holiday season is the highest ranked for depression and suicide? “How can that be? It’s such a joyful season.” Because, dear friends, some people don’t know the true joy of the season. The Grinch is right, it doesn’t come from packages, boxes or bags. Christmas does mean more! Very much more! It means the […]

A Day in the Life: Letting the Holy Spirit Manage My Stress

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to do her a favor. As she was out of town, soon to be coming home, some friends from her church offered to straighten her house. My friend had given me the key, so I met up with her friends to show them where she […]

Why Love?

Let’s be honest, loving people is hard.  Whether they are a stranger you come into contact with, a friend, family, or your own spouse and children.  At times, it is easier to show love to a stranger than it is to the people who know us and we know best.  Sometimes when you just want […]

Compassion – Life’s Gem

Compassion. The one word that I believe helps define who I am as a person. Compassion towards others is something that I have always had and I have a hard time trying to understand how some people just do not have compassion towards others. In my Bible (if you read my articles you will know […]

Bearing One Another’s Burdens

“Bearing one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Once a month I meet my friend for coffee and breakfast. It is a special time to “girl talk” and just relax. In a house full of boys and little ones I truly need to get away for a few hours once […]

Great Stuff

When I was growing up we lived in a log cabin. It was quite unique to live in a house made of real logs. I could easily help someone get to my house out in the country by telling them it was the only log cabin on the entire road. My parents still live there […]

Compassionate Lives

In thinking about the topic of compassion I really started to question myself and look inward to what I am really passionate about.  Not only that, but “What do the people who know me best know I am compassionate about?” If I stopped to ask my husband, my family, or my closest friends what areas […]

God’s Compassion

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,  compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and,  if one has a complaint against another,  forgiving each other;  as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:12-13 People tell me,“You are too nice. You are too kind. Your heart […]

%d bloggers like this: