Looking back before moving forward is a helpful practice for those of us who want to be purposeful and present in our lives. What do you think of the idea of taking a mental inventory of our life’s stuff – to see where we are – so we can reset our GPS for the months ahead? [Read more…]
Most of us know the ingredients to make a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies? I wonder, do we know what ingredients make up our faith life?
One of the first bridal showers I hostessed I embarrassed my dear friend, the bride, by the shower game I had us play. I asked the bride to make a cake with any ingredients she chose, but without giving her a recipe. [Read more…]
**It’s wedding season. Our family is in wedding mode as we anxiously await our daughter’s wedding, to a great guy, Sean. This week I’m pulling from the archives to my dad’s favorite post, an article on treating our spouse with ‘ten cow’ reverence! These are the words I would speak to my daughter and her fiancée in approaching marriage – the same words I heard spoken to my dear friend about 28 years ago. [Read more…]
“How do you spell relief?”
Do you remember the ad campaign for the heartburn medicine that asked that question?
I wonder how we spell relief for other heart conditions…such as heartache? Or that weary feeling – deep down bone tired from life’s unexpecteds.
There are so many heartaches and troubles in life. The pain of a broken relationship, a child who has strayed, a spouse who is troubled at work, a church where we feel judged or unappreciated. Or just plain loneliness.
How do we get R-E-L-I-E-F? [Read more…]
I’ve come to look forward to the monthly practice of looking back and reflecting on the stuff of life over the past month, a habit started by Emily at Chatting at the Sky site.
This month I was surprised to realize I’ve been reading. A lot! For me this is self care – reading is a real treat for me – and, apparently, I have been treating myself well amidst one of the busiest months in a decade.
I’m sharing a peek into some of my recent reads with the hope of blessing your ‘to read’ lists for the upcoming summer. [Read more…]