Verbal Waste

toiletI had gone to the bathroom to take care of business. When I stood and flushed, the waste water suddenly rose very quickly to the top and began to overflow fast and furiously. Like a raging river, it made its way out the bathroom, down the hall, and towards the living room in record speed, destroying everything in its path. I tried yelling ahead to loved ones in the living room to “look out!” but it was too late. They had been swept away in the river of filth. Continue reading

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The Hypocrite in Me

HypocriteThere should be an obvious difference between Christians and non-Christians; but that’s not always the case. The unchurched have not held back from sharing their assessment of Christians. They see us as nothing more than a bunch of hypocrites. Continue reading

Decluttering Your Thoughts

Decluttering Your ThoughtsI spent most my morning watching one video after another on decluttering, organizing, downsizing, minimalism, etc. I was greatly encouraged, because one of my personal desires is to live a life of simplicity.

You see, I hate clutter! It causes stress, frustration, anxiety, and depression. When it becomes unmanageable, it’s actually managing you. Continue reading

Choosing to Rise Above

airportShe knew this was one of their responsibilities, because we went over it months ago when we first signed them on. Yet, she spent two days sending me email after email, with one excuse after another, trying to get out of it. They’re known for pulling things like this. When determined to get their way, they won’t stop until they win. Continue reading

P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens

scaleI lost 8 ½ lbs in just 3 weeks. I was stoked! How much more will I lose next week? Can I lose just as much next month? Losing eight to 10 pounds a month sounded like a good amount to me. Let’s see . . . if I lose 10 pounds a month, in six months . . . Continue reading

Not Without God

“Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

680x400-Holiday-RedWhiteBlue_0[1]It’s the 4th of July holiday weekend and my husband and I are looking forward to visiting our granddaughter in Utah. I got off early from work this morning so that I could wrap up the rest of our travel preparations. Continue reading

When No One Else is Listening

See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?” (Psalm 59:7)

woman on phoneShe must have accidently butt-dialed me, because she would have never allowed anyone to hear her speaking to her husband like that. She wasn’t yelling, nor did she sound angry. He listened and made a comment or two, but she did most of the talking. The problem was she spoke to him in an all too familiar know-it-all, condescending, and disrespectful manner. Continue reading