The Outsized Positive Impact of One Little Decision!

I made a teeny tiny decision last week that immediately improved my life.  Sound too dramatic? Well try this on for size: I didn’t give up anything, I didn’t add anything, all I did was create a shift. Let me describe my morning routine:  Get up Take the dog out Make coffee Read the news…

Braced for Impact

I absolutely hate driving when it’s dark. It never used to bother me until I hit a deer, now I drive with fists and butt clenched, eyes peeled for the parade of animals I’m convinced are poised to commit Harry Carry by jumping onto the hood of my car. It’s mentally and physically exhausting… 😩 This…

Five Things to remember as you transition into adulthood.

#1  Set your standards high. Don’t put yourself in vulnerable situations where you’ll be tempted to trade your integrity for short-term reward or relief. Nothing is more valuable than your character, your honor and your good name. #2  Request help right away when you need it.  It’s not a sign of weakness..as a matter of…

What did you do when it got dark?

Our pastor reminded us recently that this “season” of darkness will eventually end and when it does, we will look back and ask ourselves who we were in this moment. Did we speak peace into chaos? Did we spread hope or despair? Did we reach out or point fingers? Did we step up or pile…

Symptoms

It woke me up last night; the rain. As I lay there listening to it lashing against the house, the first thought that popped into my head was “thank-you God..” It has been exceptionally dry here in Florida lately, and the weeks without rain are starting to take their toll as lawns turn from lush…

The rise of anxiety and the decline of faith.

I read two articles recently about subjects that surely have to be related. The first article, (The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage girls, WSJ, Aug 15, 2019) was about the rise in anxiety and depression among young women.  The statistics are absolutely alarming: “In 2011, the American College Health Association reported that 31% of female…