- 11:10 am Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Delilah
This month I’ve been exploring love in all of it’s glorious nuances and applications. We’ve talked about the importance of loving one’s self, the ups and downs of romantic love, and today I’d like to cover eternal love. Love that knows no time limits, no constraints, no bounds whatsoever.
My friend and house-helper, Kimmy, (pictured with me here) is someone who knows eternal love. On Valentine’s seven years ago, she and her husband of more than 30 years, Casey, had a wonderful day shopping, talking, and dining together. After dinner he called out to her from their bedroom. She rushed in [More]
- 10:17 am Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Delilah
I warned you last week, in the Delilah Monthly, that we’d be talkin’ L.O.V.E. – love – a LOT this month. I’m not going to break my promise.
I shared my thoughts on love of one’s self. The acceptance of who and where you are in life right now, which brings inner peace and joy; which radiates outward and is felt by others.
It’s this outward flowing current that often leads to the spark of romantic love; lover’s love.
I often get calls from people who are smitten! People who are just discovering the joy of true intimacy with their beloved, those planning [More]
- 2:55 pm Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Delilah
Hello February. Hello month of L.O.V.E.
February is welcomed here like the Mother Ship returning to the outpost with fresh supplies and news from home. (Pardon, so many of my children are sci-fi fans, I’ve begun to speak their language!)
The Delilah show is ALL about love, peace, and acceptance; every hour, every day, every single month of the year! But if it’s possible I’m going to be talking about love even MORE during February. Romantic love, of course, and eternal love. The love between family members, friends, and our communities…
In today’s monthly, I’m going to start at the beginning: SELF.
Self-love? Isn’t [More]
- 2:28 pm Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Delilah
My book club this month is about de-cluttering your home, which is a very tangible way of recognizing your priorities and removing the road blocks that keep you from them.
What kind of “clutter” has gotten in the way of your priorities?
Can I tell you something? I could absolutely care less about what kind of car you drive, what label is on the inside or outside of your jacket, your jeans, your boots or shoes… Whether your handbag is Italian leather or pleather, your credit card gold, platinum, or non existent. I don’t care where you live, what your furniture looks [More]
- 1:30 pm Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Delilah
Once upon a time, I had a “Baby Delilah,” named by her birth mother in Ghana in honor of me, she was welcomed into my heart the day she was born and into my home a few years after.
Baby D was a healthy, active baby and toddler, meeting all her benchmarks on time or early until she was 2. At that time she was afflicted by a mysterious illness and became unable to walk or move, her eye drooped, she became lax and unresponsive. Rushed to the hospital, there was no answers.
About a year and a half later, and with [More]
- 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]