Three weeks ago I began a 21-day chocolate fast. I began this fast as a means to participate with my church community in fasting and praying for marriages during this time. Here is what I learned and experienced along the way. What Is Fasting Fasting is a practice dating back centuries in many cultures andContinue reading “LESSONS FROM MY 21-DAY CHOCOLATE FAST”
Do you ever find yourself “right fighting”? We all all victim to this mindset at some point. And it rarely ends well. To pursue proving that you are right is to do so at the expense of someone else and perhaps end a relationship. Humility doesn’t need to prove being right. It will cause youContinue reading “PRIDE vs. HUMILITY”
I recently read an article that surprised me. In 2021, girls still do not receive the same exposure to financial literacy that boys do. In fact, financial literacy in women over 50 is still an issue. Many women would rather talk about anything other than finances. This reflects a lack of foundational understanding about moneyContinue reading “FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR WOMEN OVER 50”
The best advice I have ever received from people and the Bible is to “mind your own business.” Never get involved in battles that aren’t your responsibility. Never waste time trying to change a fool’s mind. Sometimes just be silent! In these things you will never find yourself wallowing in the pig pen!
I recently had my hair colored and cut. It was much needed as my grey roots were showing like dull diamonds through my brown hair. While I was enjoying my “salon time”, I started thinking about roots. My mind was racing with all kinds of thoughts. The definition of the word root as a nounContinue reading “ARE YOUR ROOTS SHOWING?”
There’s a wise saying that goes like this “What you accept in the beginning is what you get in the end.” If you are not happy with your relationships, then you must take a look at what you are allowing in your life. You teach people how to treat you. Teach them to treat youContinue reading “WHAT DO YOU TOLERATE?”
There is one thing no one tells you about the empty nest season. No one tells you how much more complicated it is to get everyone together for celebrations. May is a busy month for our family. With two birthdays, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day on the calendar, it can be quite the juggling actContinue reading “THE EMPTY NEST AND CELEBRATIONS”
Everyone wants to be accepted, heard and understood. When you speak with love you show you care. When others know you care they will want to hear what you have to say. You must show you care before you can influence or lead others.
Another trip to my cabin in the woods is in the books. We managed to get a four day weekend out of this trip to celebrate Robby’s birthday in the mountains. The weather in Maggie Valley is always quickly changing so our plans are usually flexible. Good thing we planned it that way because SaturdayContinue reading “A DAY FOR STAYING INSIDE”
Commitment is revealed in consistency not rigidity. We must allow flexibility in how we pursue our goals. Always remember 2+2=4 but so does 3+1=4. Don’t create drama and collateral damage through inflexibility.