- 12:37 pm Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Delilah
The other evening as I was tidying up the kitchen I happened to look up and notice something; my hammered copper stove cover that I was soooooo proud of when I built the farmhouse was absolutely COVERED in grease and grime. 12 years of it.
I wiped at it. I ran a wash cloth over it. I sprayed it and tried again. Pretty soon I was kneeling on the counter top metal polish and cloth in hand going at it like nobody’s business!
One of the kids came by and asked what I was doing. Then they asked if they could help. [More]
- 5:51 pm Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Delilah
As everyone is breathing a deep sign of relief that 2016 is over, I thought I’d offer up a prayer for the new year. We need hope, we need peace, and we need to have something wonderful to look forward to.
God I pray that with a turning of the calendar you would turn our hearts towards you, and towards one another.
God let us leave the past in the past and let us move forward into this new year with hearts renewed. Fill our hearts with hope, and remove the trepidation and the fear that has paralyzed so many.
Remind us Lord [More]
- 5:18 pm Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Delilah
The gift wrap’s been picked up and put into the recycler, the last ham sandwich has been eaten, and the excitement over the gifts has diminished to a slightly under manic manageable level. Must mean Christmas is over and the new year nearly upon us…
Many folks I know are happy that 2016 is slipping away and a new year is here! With the changing of the calendar comes new chapters, challenges, and fresh starts.
For people like me, that’s an exciting proposition. I love new challenges! I love new faces! I love doing new things and going new places and discovering [More]
- 4:51 pm Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Delilah
It’s Christmas, let us rejoice in the birth of our Savior. What better time to decide to Forgive and Let Go?
I talk about this a LOT. It’s some times easier said than done. But, holding on to anger and resentment is so exhausting! I want you to free yourself of this burden.
This does not mean you give up or give in. It means you let go of the need to control someone else, to “fix” situations that you can’t possibly fix. It means you forgive the someone who brought bitterness into your life.
It means you turn the burden over to [More]
- 12:14 pm Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Delilah
Living in Grace sounds like a beautiful life, but it can be a challenge for each of us, especially if we grew up in a family where gossip and criticism of others was almost an Olympic sport!
I have shortcomings in this area myself. Do you?
Through study and self-examination, I’ve come to realize that living in grace is about acceptance of others through acceptance of self.
It is recognizing that you have no clue what someone else has been through, or why they’ve made the choices they have.
Even if you think you know someone’s situation and circumstance, the truth is, you really [More]
- 10:34 am Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Delilah
‘Tis the Season! Of glad tidings and joy, of shopping and sipping, of gathering and gifts… of stress and hardships too. Life does not take a break for the holidays and many are still struggling as the Christmas tunes blare over the mall speakers.
Let’s help one another.
One of the best things I ever read was a teeny tiny little book by Merlin Carothers, entitled Power in Praise, that God lead me to years ago and it changed my thinking.
Simply stated, the book showed me that the more gratitude I have in any given situation, the better that situation will be [More]
- 5:09 pm Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Delilah
It’s official! Just in time for the holidays…
As of Monday, November 28, 2016 American Forces Network is now carrying the Delilah show. Monday through Friday from 7:00pm until Midnight Central Europe Time and Japan/Korea time.
This is THE BIGGEST PROFESSIONAL HONOR OF MY LIFE!
Heroes! I get to broadcast to the heroes of the world! Men and women who raise their hands and say, “I will go and serve my country, no matter the cost.” And, I get to speak to these heroes each and every night now via AFN RADIO!
AFN RADIO serves more than 400,000 American service men and women, Department [More]
- 11:20 am Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Delilah
1. feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
Allow me to express myself by way of adverb, adjective and noun; I am superthankfully, thankful and consumed with thankfulness! For my faith, for my life, for my family, for YOU!
I am riding high on an attitude of gratitude and I hope you are as well. It’s been a remarkable year and I want to share something that recently happened to me that fills me with tremendous emotion.
- 8:57 pm Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Delilah
Have you recently moved? Gotten married? Divorced? Had a new baby? Experienced a loss? Life is full of changes, some happy, some sad, some expected and most not.
We’ve been talking about the importance of traditions this month, and I want to remind you that a “tradition” can be started at any time, for any reason. This is especially important after a major life change.
I reached out to my listeners to hear what they had to say; they shared this:
“When my wife and I divorced, the parenting plan had us switching off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day every other year. I [More]
- 5:07 pm Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Delilah
Although November brings a call to cherish our blessings, our loved one’s and spreading goodwill, we should do that every day. But it’s not always easy.
Having holidays to celebrate and remind us is so good. I’m so very blessed with family and friends. I am also very grateful for you my listeners and Facebook visitors. I asked for you to share your stories, memories and gratitude as we enter into this sacred time of year. And you did!
“My favorite thanksgiving morning tradition was having my children make fresh butter for the big feast!” ~ Linda F
“Our tradition is not necessarily [More]