Posted: 1:02 pm Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
By Staff Writer
Happy Happy Spring!
Or, as much of North America is experiencing, happy happy Snow?! What a weird and wild turning of the seasons. Folks on the “right” side of the country are experiencing their FOURTH Nor’easter! These bring cold temps, colder wind, and snow, sleet, and rain. What can I say except, I’m so sorry?!
On the much milder “left” side, specifically in the Pacific Northwest, the grass is greening, flowers are blooming, and the goats are kidding…
Seriously, I’m NOT kidding! We have seven new-born baby goats (kids) with more on the way! They are soooo cute when babies, snugly and loving. We so enjoy them!
Speaking of kids, “Baby” Paul turned two this week. He is such an easy-going happy boy. Full of life and love.
His language skills are developing, in that he loves to parrot you, mimicking inflections and pitch, but he hasn’t figured out how to make distinct letter formations with his tongue yet, so he jibber-jabbers in the most delightful way, almost constantly.
We are so fortunate to have this precious boy and beautiful distraction in our lives. While our pain at losing Zack is not diminished, Paul, showing us pure love every moment of every day, helps to remind us that love is all around us; even in the midst of our sorrows God’s promises are being kept.
Do you feel His love? Is it in the fluttering of a butterfly, as with Roma Downey? The snuggle of a child or grandchild, as in my life? The joy of a flower in bloom? Let’s share with each other so that those who are struggling might find some new perspective!
Good Read | Decluttering at the Speed of Life
by Dana K. White
Are you overwhelmed by stuff? You don’t have to be.
In Dana K. White’s book, Decluttering at the Speed of Life, the organizational expert and author lets us in on the mind-sets and emotions that make it so so hard to get rid of things. The good news is, we CAN clear the flotsam and jetsam that make our home less comfortable and add so much stress to our life!
How the heck do people really live in those Tiny Homes that are so popular on social media? Have they never had any belongings? Is it all hidden in pod storage on their parents property? Or, did they learn to identify the paralyzing emotional attachments to stuff and let it go?
White is understanding, practical and funny all at the same time. She provides workable solutions to break out of the same old patterns that have left us drowning in a sea of clutter, feeling adrift, and out of control.
She doesn’t just outline strategies, she also provides the know-how to implement them, regardless of how overwhelmed or attached we’ve become to things. She helps identify procrasticlutter — the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn’t seem urgent — as well as how to make progress when there’s no time to declutter.
Sections of the book include:
- Why You Need This Book (You Know Why)
Your Unique Home
- Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life
- Change Your Mind, Change Your Home
- Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions
- Working It Out Room by Room
- Helping Others Declutter
- Real Life Goes On (and On)
Living in today’s world means stuff. Lots of stuff. But the accumulation of it, which morphs quickly into clutter, doesn’t have to happen.
If you want to get out from under the weight of your collections, let Dana K. White show you the way in Decluttering at the Speed of Life.
New Movie | Paul, Apostle of Christ
In Theaters Friday, March 23
Paul, Apostle of Christ is a biblical drama about the early history of the Christian faith. The story covers Paul, and his transformation from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle.
Paul, portrayed by James Faulkner, is being held in prison by the Roman Emperer Nero, who wants to execute all Christians. Luke, played by Jim Caviezel, (The Passion of the Christ) risks his life to visit him. In order to be able to spread the gospel of Jesus, the men must overcome both the persecution of Nero as well as their own differences and inner strife.
Beautifully shot, excellently acted, and arriving in theaters this Friday, March 23rd, it’s the perfect movie to celebrate Easter!
(Note: Some violence.)
Now In Bloom | Spring Florals
by Balsam Hill
One of my favorite sponsors and incredible supporter of Point Hope, Balsam Hill, has a new line of Spring Florals and Décor.
They recently shared some of their new collection with me, and as always, I open the boxes and am amazed at how lifelike and realistic their product is!
Gracing my mantle on the first day of spring was a beautiful Dahlia & Succulent Wreath, bringing instant light and inspiration into the room.
Next to a vase full of their Yellow Tulip Stems, (“Where did you pick those?” someone asked.) and a scattering of jelly beans, it’s obvious that spring is here and Easter is on it’s way.
Balsam Hill never disappoints in quality, realism, and inspiring design.
You’ve still got time to order for your Easter décor, and after a little rearranging, these bright florals will take you through spring and into summer.
My new podcast will be out Friday and I’ll be talking with Jim Caviezel who portrays Luke in Paul, Apostle of Christ. It’s a great conversation that you’ll want to hear!
I’ve made it easy for you to find my podcasts, just click here to listen to Conversations with Delilah.
I am love, love, loving this new way of connecting with interesting people and sharing their stories with you. I get to spend far more time with them than I do on-air and really get to know them, what makes them laugh, what makes them cry, what inspires them, and what keeps them real.
If you’re intimidated by trying a new medium (ok, admittedly, like I was… “What is this next crazy thing?!“) DON’T BE! It’s super easy, just click and listen.
And after you do, will you please let me know what you think? Write to me at D@Delilah.com and give me your thoughts and ideas. I’d love to see more people enjoying these conversations (I feel greedy keeping them to myself!)
I know spring sprang because the calendar told me so, but for all of you still buried in snow, braving wind or rain, stay safe and know that you are being thought of in warm, loving ways!