All Things New

what does that even look like?

This week, we have had some major thunderstorms in the Ham! Major rain, winds, lightening, and thunder that shook our house like jello on a plate! Wow! We had some friends over and by the time they ran from their car to our front door, they were completely drenched! Now think about this: let’s say […]

What’s YOUR Word?

your key to having an amazing 2017

What you may not know about me is that God has given me a Word for the Year for several years of my life now. One year, my word was discipline. One year the word was balance. I believe God has given me those yearly words to keep me focused on what He wanted to do that year in my life.

The Unseen Joy Sucker

you can do something to eliminate it

My Grandparents, Nannie and James, lived on a farm. I learned a lot about farmers, seeds, soil, planting, etc. from watching them work the farm. One thing I learned is this: “The most fertile soil is in the valleys.” I believe this is true of our spiritual growth. The most fertile soil of our soul is […]

How to Regain Your Lost Joy

linking gratitude to life

Joy suckers. They are all around us. Circumstances suck the joy out of us. Flat tires. Bad Traffic. Unexpected expenses. Death. Loss. Work stresses. An “unhideable” zit on the end of our nose. People. People also suck the joy out of us. The BMW’s: the bitter, moaning, whiners. They are always negative. Always complaining. It’s too […]

The Heart of a Giver

5 Characteristics of a Generous Person

This month, I have blogged about generosity. (To see previous blogs, click HERE) I just believe that we need it so desperately in our world today. What unity would come in our country if we simply gave, and gave generously to those in need?! The world would certainly be a better place! So, today, I […]