- 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]
- 5:33 pm Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Delilah
Welcome to November!
Welcome to… dum da da dum…. The Holiday Season!
They’re here folks! The days of planing and prepping, company parties, family gatherings, feasts and festivities! Stash those costumes, put away the fake spider webs, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work!
Where do we start? Typically with traditions.
Traditions are those things that we do over and over again because they bring a sense of familiarity, of comfort, of BELONGING. Sometimes we know where, and why, and how they started, oftentimes not. But we continue with them because they brings us together and bind us in shawls of shared [More]
- 11:33 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Delilah
We’re wrapping up a stormy October, hurricanes in the east, tornadoes in the west, lots of rain and wind and fear, damage and destruction; amidst it all, song and dance, praise and joy.
Yes, joy – from where, you ask? Everywhere. Homes and schools, places of work and places of worship. But primarily, I think, in the hearts and minds of children.
Children do not have the burden we as adults carry. Worry is overshadowed by wonder. Days after Hurricane Matthew struck in the east I saw pictures of children frolicking in back yards that had been turned into pools. The joy [More]
- 10:58 am Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Delilah
Lots of talk about storms lately… Is there one brewing in your life?
We all must weather storms of living, but some are much more difficult than others. Losing a loved one, divorce, betrayal, career set-backs, physical injuries and illnesses, addictions… These are the storms that cause our psyche to run, to flee, to take cover.
Sometimes our instincts mislead us and tell us to shut EVERYTHING out, not just the danger but the help we need to get us through.
Are you experiencing a tumultuous time such as this? Take heart, you are not alone.
As my friend, Robin Roberts, says, “Everyone’s got [More]
- 5:50 pm Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Delilah
Last week I talked with you about being a refuge from the bitter, angry, divisiveness that is permeating our media these days, and on the heels of that note, in stormed Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricanes are REAL physical danger, friends. We are very blessed to live in a country that has storm preparedness policies and practices. Warnings were issued, evacuations ordered, first responders placed on alert, utility crews poised for action… and still there were folks who scoffed, who refused to move. This inaction not only puts the individual at risk but also all those who are called to assist.
As Matthew approached [More]