Anyone that knows me probably wouldn't use gentle to define me, bull in a china shop- maybe, but not gentle. I'm loud, opinionated, a rule maker and keeper, list checker... yet this time of year when hallmark is out to make all of us cry with their sappy wonderful movies, my strong personality melts. I … Continue reading Gentleness in Not Weakness
From food to people, from taste to character - "good" is used to describe many different things, so, when reading about goodness in the bible, I'd always align it with the definitions I use for good - like being a "good girl". I end up seeking approval from anyone and everyone, hoping they would think … Continue reading To Inspire Change – Use Goodness
We've all heard the saying "patience is a virtue". I can repeat that saying over and over but when I think of all the things I wait for, like when will the basement be finished, when will orders from work come in, when will our home business take off, when will my kids learn to … Continue reading Fruits of the Spirit – Patience
Does it feel like the world has gone crazy and you're just along for the ride? From bombings to bullying, the world has us on pins and needles--afraid for our children, fearful for ourselves, worried that we won't have enough strength to stand our ground. But you don't have to start brave to stay strong. … Continue reading Put Your Warrior Boots On
Kindness is easy when we feel like it, but when we are annoyed, frustrated, sad or angry - kindness seems like an undiscovered universe. When the bible talks about kindness, it's not talking about being nice to our friends, because even evil is nice to those they love. The kind of kindness that comes from … Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit – Kindness
Kindness is easy when I'm in a good mood or not irritated, but seems impossible when I'm tested, tired or frustrated. My personal mission is to improve my kindness so that I can carry out my mission to inspire others to use their gifts. Join me in making this world a better place and commit … Continue reading The Kindness Challenge – Join Me!
God has given each of us the freedom to act, speak and think the way we want, but we must be alert because the choices we make could destroy the joy of that freedom. We can choose to use our freedom to serve others in love and help freedom grow or we can choose to … Continue reading Where True Freedom Lies?! Flesh Vs. Spirit
There is something about the way music can bring us back to a time and place or the unique way lyrics can stick with us for a lifetime. I was 17 and on my way to a softball game, when a song came on and stopped my busy mind dead in its tracks. I was … Continue reading Give Grace…to Myself?!