- 3:55 pm Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Staff Writer
Are you a “Not Enough” person?
Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough, don’t get enough, deserve more? Do you feel cheated, wronged, looked over, taken advantage of?
Do you cut yourself the biggest slice of cake, or sneak the last piece of candy from the community bowl? Do you hold on to your money instead of supporting a charity or cause?
Is life just unfair? Can you share in the joy of others accomplishments and successes or do you feel resentment toward them and secretly (or not-so-secretly) complain that they are undeserving?
I know people like this. Regular people. Good people. [More]
- 12:29 pm Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Staff Writer
Do you think love is a feeling/emotion or is it an action?
That’s the question I’m posing to you this week.
When you say, “I love you” are you conveying a feeling or promising an action? Wm. Paul Young, the author of my fave book, The Shack, says “Love is what and who you are in your deepest essence.”
Let’s think about that…
If our bodies are mostly water, we must drink water. Good, clean, pure water. In doing so we replenish what is lost through the motions of life, and we stay healthy and well.
If our souls are made up of love, then [More]
- 5:55 pm Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Staff Writer
Another busy weekend has flown by!
I was blessed this weekend to be able to watch my daughter-in-law graduate from nursing school, with not only HIGH honors but a 4.0 GPA and as the president of her class! This mother of 4 has worked so incredible hard and her family has worked hard at supporting her. So very proud of her accomplishment and that she is dedicating her professional life to helping others.
I loved being there to cheer her on with my son, my beautiful, beautiful grand babies, and my sis.
Afterward, I caught up with my “baby” brother, who made a [More]
- 6:08 pm Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Staff Writer
A few weeks ago I shared my love of crafting with you.
This week I’m sharing my community’s love of crafting, (perhaps this is more “arting”) and how the practice has brought our town together.
First, a little about my community. I live about an hour outside a large, fairly wealthy and healthy (economically speaking) metropolitan area. Step a foot or two over the city boundary however, it’s a different story.
Folks here are struggling. Jobs are scarce, resources are scarce, sometimes, hope is scarce. Not this summer!
This summer someone brilliant and talented created a phenomenal movement. It rocks!
Everybody is painting rocks! [More]
- 7:17 pm Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Staff Writer
Tick, tick, tick… time marches on, and now it is August.
I love the sound of that word, it brings to mind images of heat rising from dry ground, feeling warm to my bones, the desire to rest, to watch bees buzzing about the lavender…
It is a time that whispers “go slow” but deceivingly, because August is really a time of great tumult and change. It happens just below the surface of our perceptions, but happen it does.
August is tricksy that way.
In nature, and specifically in my garden, where I look to find the truest truths in life, things have matured. [More]