Let’s Talk about Insults!

Let’s Talk about Insults!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words! We are seeking to avoid: Complaining Insulting others Destructive criticism of others Arguing How is your fast going? You are welcome to join us any time. We’d love to hear...
If I Don’t Say Negative Things – What Will I Talk about?

If I Don’t Say Negative Things – What Will I Talk about?

I’d like to offer some more encouragement for our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words. I used to talk almost constantly – with no filter on my words. I don’t need to talk as much as I used to these days – and that is totally fine! But I can still talk. I just...
Complaining VS. Informing

Complaining VS. Informing

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Avoiding complaining can get a bit fuzzy, at times. God calls us not to complain or grumble. And yet, there are situations where we need to inform those around us about important things they need to know. How can we discern the difference...
If a Friend Complains about Her Life, Shouldn’t I Complain about Mine, Too?

If a Friend Complains about Her Life, Shouldn’t I Complain about Mine, Too?

Photo by Bewakoof.com Official on Unsplash I received a great question from a reader about what to do when someone else complains. She said she normally would complain about her life, too, so the person would feel she could understand them and they wouldn’t feel...
Join Me for a 21 Day Fast from Negative Words!

Join Me for a 21 Day Fast from Negative Words!

Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26 A woman inspired me with her story earlier this week. I’d love to invite us ALL to...
Busting the Marriage Myth -“If I Get Married, I’ll Never Feel Lonely Again”

Busting the Marriage Myth -“If I Get Married, I’ll Never Feel Lonely Again”

Photo by Alex Ivashenko on Unsplash Many singles think that if they could only be married, they would never feel lonely again. They would always feel loved, wanted, and cherished. I know I thought these things before I got married almost 25 years ago. Marriage can...
Contentment on Valentine’s Day Is Possible!

Contentment on Valentine’s Day Is Possible!

Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash Valentine’s Day is coming up, ladies! With all the pressure and expectations that come along with it for all of us – whether we are in a relationship or not. Our Worth Is Not Wrapped up in This One Day Sometimes, we may be...
“My Man Doesn’t Spend Enough Time with Me!”

“My Man Doesn’t Spend Enough Time with Me!”

Photo by Seth Macey on Unsplash Almost every woman experiences this at some point or another with her boyfriend, fiance, or husband. Your man is busy with other things and you really want to connect with him. Sometimes he may not have a choice about how busy he is due...
Overcoming Negativity

Overcoming Negativity

Photo by Aliyah Jamous on Unsplash Focusing on and talking about the negative comes easily to our sinful nature. We don’t have to try hard at all to find all kinds of things about which to complain. Negative thinking and speaking comes from a variety of sources:...
Humor Builds Relationships and Attraction

Humor Builds Relationships and Attraction

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash A cheerful heart is good medicine. Prov. 17:22 My husband, Greg, has always known how to make me laugh. Ever since the night we first met when I was 15 and he was 16. His sense of humor and wit were some of the things that...
An Update on Our Family

An Update on Our Family

Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash I feel like we are all starting to get our bearings a little bit after taking a break to grieve the last few weeks. Greg’s mom’s sudden death really knocked the wind out of our family, especially coming so soon after his dad’s...
Taking a Break

Taking a Break

Photo by Gareth Harper on Unsplash I just want to touch base with you and let you know that I am planning to take a break from online ministry for the next 3-4 weeks. I want to be able to focus on the Lord and on learning all He has for me to learn personally and as I...
Another Death in Our Family

Another Death in Our Family

I wanted to let y’all know that our 16 year old son found Greg’s mom, Ann Cassidy (my mother-in-law), in her bed yesterday afternoon after school. He texted me to ask if Grandma was supposed to pick up his younger sister since I was at work. He said she...