Posted: 11:59 am Thursday, September 28th, 2017
By Staff Writer
It’s been a jarring few months for America and though I always say my show, my platform, is not about politics or rhetoric, I too felt myself being caught up in the swollen rushing river of frustration.
Have you found yourself feeling a lot of angst lately?
Let’s hit the reset button friends. Let’s take a deep breath and love someone.
“Love Someone,” it’s not just a sappy jingle for the show, it’s my mantra and mission in life; something I believe in heart and soul.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed by things out of your control, the easiest, most humble thing you can do to calm the spirit is to love someone.
It doesn’t matter who you choose to put your energy into – your neighbor, your work mate, your school friend… Reach out to someone, share a cup of coffee, bake a batch of cookies, listen, wrap them in bear hug, get to know their heart.
Pouring your love into another human being, has a profound effect on you. Try it.
You’ll feel so much better about the world, you’ll realize that love is, indeed, is all that matters. But I warn you, this love someone thing… it’s addictive. You’ll want more of this new high, the the people you love will want more of it too.
Before you know it, your outlook on life is more positive. You’re more engaged, less lonely, and spending far less time watching angry faces saying angry things on the telly and social media.
Those issues? They’re out there. Perhaps they demand your attention. But they do not have to CONSUME you. Do not let them rob your joy, steal your peace, and infuse your soul with negativity.
Love is what it’s all about, and why I tell you multiple times nightly to Love Someone.
September Book Club | Jesus Always
by Sarah Young
At the beginning of the month, I introduced you to September’s Book Club pick, Jesus Always.
It is the perfect, I mean PERFECT, antidote to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and grief.
Amid life’s challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But Jesus offers life abundant-a life brimming with joy. Jesus Always, the new 365-day devotional from the bestselling author of Jesus Calling, was written as part of Sarah Young’s exploration of the promises of joy in scripture.
Like all of my listeners, I’ve found many days when Sarah’s words, or a Scripture reference from one of her books, was the difference between feeling anxious and jittery, or full of peace and purpose. I love to share these words and pages with family or friends I see struggling.
Jesus Always is a salve I keep in my medicine cabinet for the soul. So should you!
We all have fall traditions and things we look forward to, no matter where in this great country you live. Here are a few my listeners (and readers) have shared with me over the years:
When I walk my kids to school, we love kicking the leaves on the sidewalk as we go. I bring my coffee and savor it all the way. You say to enjoy the little moments and this is one of them for me. ~Maggie
Yes! This is what I’m talking about!
Fall is my favorite time of year. I always get my family in their sweaters and we take a photo under our maple tree for posterity. They’ve grown to love this tradition. Ha! ~Emily
I bet they have, along with trips to the dentist! But they cooperate and that’s a gift in itself.
I love taking my three young boys to the high school football game. They like to watch the big boys play but I think they really go for the hot chocolates. ~Dan
I was never that much into football, but loved to go for sense of community, the fall air, and of course, the hot cocoa!
I will be making pies for a bake sale at my daughter’s elementary school. Warm apple pie with cinnamon and a scoop of vanilla ice cream; is there anything better? ~Amanda
Not in my book!
I am enjoying the warm days as opposed to the HOT days. It was a scorcher this summer so I’m welcoming autumn with open arms. Please come and cool me down! ~Gretchen
Oh goodness, such a scorcher – everywhere. My arms too, are opened wide!
My heart belongs to fall. She’s like a wise, older sibling who figured out how to balance the hot and cold. She’s dressed in pretty colors and she makes it so inviting to welcome over a few friends for pie. ~Anita
Love your description!
Please write to me HERE and let me know what you’re looking forward to as the temps, however slowly, start to cool off.
Podcast Series | Conversations with Delilah
Have you caught up with my new podcast series? We’re calling it Conversations with Delilah, and that’s exactly what it is!
You know how much I LOVE my radio program. So much that I’ve been doing it for over 30 years! But there is only so much you can say in a 3-5 minute talk segment; enter podcasts.
Most of us are used to listening to BROADcasts – radio that is sent out and over the airwaves in a very broad fashion to be picked up and listened to by anyone in range.
Podcasts are a little different in that they are recorded and stored so that listeners may access them at any time, as many times as they would like. Listen once, twice, or thrice. You’re not going to miss anything if you pull up to your kids soccer game and you need to go watch the action. You can always return to a podcast. Beautiful, isn’t it?
Another wonderful thing about it is that I get to spend 20-30 minutes on a topic I feel passionate about, like mental health, or with an author or artist who is an incredible person, like Rory Feek or Justin Timberlake.
Want to give podcasts a try?
Click HERE to listen to any of mine, absolutely FREE.
Let me know what you think? Like them? Love them? Suggestions?
Write to me HERE, I want to hear from you!
Last weekend I found myself alongside the home of Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, Painting the Town!
Hundreds of volunteers turned out to breathe new life into 5 blocks and 38 historical buildings with the most amazing architectural details!
This is one of my favorite events of the year; The community spirit nearly brings me to tears and the individual stories always do!
I met shop owners, community activists, artists, residents, children, brownies, and a marching band… and I watched as they all came together, mindless of the restlessness going on in other parts of America (and the world) because they were on a mission to help one another.
I heard so many stories of hope, heartbreak and resiliency. I laughed, cried, and prayed with people. The days were long and hot and I was absolutely exhausted at the end, but feeling so full, so blessed, and so grateful.
Thank you Springfield, Missouri, for rolling out the brown paper drop cloth for me and making me feel so welcome! You take “Love Someone” to a whole new level!