Encourage Yourself This week I was reminded of the powerful song, “Encourage Yourself” by Donald Lawrence. This is the first verse: Sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test. And no matter how you feel, speak the word and you will be healed; speak over yourself, encourage yourself […]
Will you NOTICE?
Will you NOTICE? Have you ever seen someone at church that looked like they needed a hug BUT you didn’t give it? Have you seen an individual sitting isolated in a pew BUT you sat a row ahead of them? Have you noticed your neighbor sitting next to you crying BUT you didn’t give […]
Because He Lives!!!
For many during special occasions/holidays we look forward to the “giving” including Easter. As adults we look forward to the long weekend and kids look forward to Easter egg hunts and other treats. Let’s not forget the shopping for new dress attire for church. But are we missing the true meaning of Easter? For the […]
One reason we resist forgiving is that we do not really understand what forgiveness is or how it works. We think we do, but we don’t. Most of us assume that if we forgive our offenders, they are let off the hook. We also may think that we have to be friendly with them again, […]
Resolving to Look Up
Hmmm, has anyone else noticed that the gym isn’t quit as full as it was 2 months ago? People’s social media status posts are much less motivational and overall I don’t hear anyone talking about resolutions. Everyone was so excited in January to make life long changes but how many of us maintain the consistency […]
Being Thankful During the Bad Times!!!
This past week Murphy’s Law has been in full effect for me and my family. It seemed as if, before one calamity could end another started. I started the week with a 102 degree fever and was diagnosed with bronchitis. Even with medication, healing was extremely slow go for me (Friday through Monday […]
Book review: When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
Harold S. Kushner, the author of this book, is a rabbi who had a son diagnosed with Progeria as a child and died shortly after his fourteenth birthday. Kushner struggled with the idea of believing in an all-powerful but fair God that allowed such tragedy to befall his family. After all, he was a rabbi […]