Living a life filled with gratitude can be a challenge for many people. I know it was for me until I learned that gratitude is a choice. You make the choice of not forgetting all of God’s benefits. You choose to recognize that your deeds could have taken the route to devastation but because of God’s mercy they did not. You choose to purposefully investigate every happening in your life to discover ...[Read More]
Photo credit: Hannah Carmichael Making the most of your time I’d like to present two main questions in this post: How do you spend an average day, and how should you spend an average day? Everyone knows there are twenty-four hours in a day, but what do you do, and what can you do, with those twenty-four hours? Obviously, a person would most likely not use their complete twenty-four hours of a day, ...[Read More]
If you live in south Louisiana, you certainly heard of a tropical storm that shook Louisiana on August 19, 2016. Schools got cancelled on the first week of activities. For some students celebration was in the air. No one knew of the upcoming tragic historical moment in the Louisiana Gulf Coast. It was not a hurricane. The people of Louisiana know well what a hurricane is like. High winds, high sur ...[Read More]
I grew up playing simple games like Red Rover, Hide and Seek, Red Light Green Light, and Simon Says during recess and after school with my neighborhood tribe. Simon Says was a fave with us Big Kids. I relished tripping the littles up. The hardest one? Rub your belly and pat your head at the same time, except I’d demand the one and do the opposite; I’d pat my belly and rub my head. This sneaky swit ...[Read More]
The master of thunder Our trustworthy father While our parents have spent much of our lives reassuring us of the scary things that go bump in the night, during times like these they just may be the ones who need reassuring. Recently I watched my niece and nephew and my son for a few days while my sister and her husband went on an anniversary getaway trip. On a Friday night in Arkansas the storm wa ...[Read More]
“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose his soul?” Mark 8:36 Nobody wants to be called a loser. Yes, it hurts your pride, your self-esteem and quite possibly your perspective of a successful life. It doesn’t matter how old or how young you are, LOSER is not a word that promotes popularity. One day, as Jesus was teaching the crowds and his disciples, he told t ...[Read More]
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This is for the you no one sees. The one who’s been doing the right thing. Over and over. And over. And over again. This is for the weary girl. This is for the girl who wonders if there’s any point … Is there a point in not cheating? No one ever seems to get caught. Is there are point in not gossiping? The ones who do it best seem to be right at the top of popularity pile half the time. Is t ...[Read More]