Medicine for the Soul

Medicine for the Soul

Friends .. I’ve talked about this before .. and yes .. I’ll probably talk about it again .. for the truth is .. our days .. more often than not .. haha .. do indeed .. follow the direction of the corners of our mouth .. for yes .. we all need to smile and laugh more often .. haha .. most days at our office .. Judy .. Megan .. and I .. haha .. we laugh .. we laugh at ourselves .. and yes .. we laugh at each other .. we laugh so hard sometimes .. we even cry .. yet .. we still manage to get our work done .. haha .. most of it anyway .. and yes .. this is a good thing .. I mean .. think about it .. “smiling” .. it simply works wonders .. haha .. for when we want to instantly improve our mood .. all we have to do is smile .. that’s right...

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Old Fashioned Grace

Old Fashioned Grace

Friends ..  as I sit here this morning in my own little world .. haha .. as I do most all mornings .. I can’t help but feel overwhelmingly grateful for what’s going in my life  .. our family is working hard together and our businesses are growing .. everyone is well .. and yes .. our granddaughters .. haha .. are simple perfection .. oh yes  .. these are the kind of times in our lives that we want to hang on to .. and yes .. never ever let go of  .. however .. as we learn in this life we live  .. that old river of time is ever changing .. haha ..  it’s constantly on the move ..  and yes ..  even though we’d like to hang on to a certain .. haha .. “season” .. we all know .. seasons change .. and yes .. it’s when we simply...

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Together

Together

Friends .. anxiety .. it can be a real problem .. we’ve all faced it .. haha .. and no .. it’s simply .. not a glamorous one to face .. and no .. it’s not even one we like to talk about .. for simply .. haha .. it brings to light all that we don’t know .. or .. can’t ever know .. so basically .. it’s become a quiet issue .. an issue that sinks its root deep into our hearts and minds .. but .. haha .. rarely makes it to our lips .. oh no .. we don’t want to talk about it for fear we will look unfaithful to God .. so .. we let it grow wild into the darkness of our soul .. haha .. oh but friends .. what we must remember .. the enemy .. he loves dark places .. and yes .. there’s no better place for him to enter to...

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The Simplicity of Love

The Simplicity of Love

Friends .. each and everyone of us ..  would and should .. haha ..  love to have a small part in changing the world for the better .. oh yes ..  we even pray for God to help us do so .. haha ..  while all the while .. totally underestimating the opportunities we have right in front of us .. that’s right ..  for the truth is .. we all have the ability to transform our world .. one life at a time .. simply by choosing .. to be a conduit for His crazy love  ..  that’s right .. we can be there for Him .. haha .. just like He is for us ..  in the course of our everyday routine ..  yes friends .. whether it’s at the corner store .. or .. the corner cafe .. haha .. we have the ability to love and honor those we meet .. we have the ability to share and...

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Joy

Joy

Friends .. we’re all going to face stressful times .. and yes .. even hard times in our lives .. haha .. oh but praise God .. that’s simply not all there is to it .. oh yes .. they’re part of it .. but friends .. the truth is .. it’s what we do “with and in” these times .. that can .. haha and will .. make us or break us .. that’s right .. we can use them to mold us .. and yes .. even motivate us .. we can use them to bring out our best .. and yes .. haha .. to seek even higher levels of living and loving .. as well as .. spiritual growth .. or .. we can go the other way .. using them to store up bitterness in our heart .. while refusing to grow or change .. haha .. and yes sweet friends .. the choice is ours .. no .. we...

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Optimism in Action

Optimism in Action

I’ve been an optimist most of my life .. haha ..  I’ve had to be .. heck  .. I just took a quiz on what one word best describes me .. and there it was .. “Optimistic” ..  haha .. yes friends ..  most of us  have learned that real optimism .. simply helps us sink our roots in the awareness and knowledge of who we are in Christ .. haha .. and  yes .. the extreme power of His grace .. it’s not just a wish .. a thought .. or even .. positive and hopeful thinking .. and no .. it’s not the confidence in knowing that everything will turn out fine .. no friends .. optimism is real  .. and yes .. it’s tangible .. and through this optimism ..  haha .. we’re simply able to see what God has done for us in our lives .. and yes...

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A God Plan .. A Sure Plan

A God Plan .. A Sure Plan

I’ve never been much of a “planner” .. if you will .. haha ..  although planning for others is a big part of my livelihood ..  I’ve always been a “fly by the seat of my pants”  kind of gal ..  haha .. until the last few years that is .. yes friends .. it’s when I realized that a plan actually will simplify life .. I’ve grabbed hold  .. and yes ..  I’ve been enjoying the ride .. haha .. for friends .. it’s so true .. when we create a plan of action .. God .. He’ll help .. for as we all know  .. life is change .. and yes .. growth is optional .. haha .. and  yes .. the truth is .. planning simply helps us focus our efforts and energies .. as well as  .. offers a way to measure .. what we’ve...

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