How to Replace Fear with Hope – Day 8

Fear: It’s literally a scary topic, but an important one. Some of life’s greatest turning points come from staring fear in the face and acknowledging it, and then recognizing your God is mightier than your worst fear could ever dream of being. Of course, we get scared of the obvious: rejection, failure, bad things happening, … Continue reading How to Replace Fear with Hope – Day 8

Focus on Excellence to Live an Excellent Life – Day 5

We moved into our house a few years ago and the former residents had completely different taste in landscaping than we do. They liked traditional flowers and foliage, like white daisies, tall grasses, and hostas. We prefer wild, colorful, and tropical looking plants, like huge hibiscus, multi-colored clematis, and vibrant tiger lilies.  We replanted everything, … Continue reading Focus on Excellence to Live an Excellent Life – Day 5

Basking in the Beauty of God’s Love – Day 4

Imagine the greatest instance of heart-bursting love you’ve ever experienced. Recreate that moment in your mind with as much detail as you can. Were you on the giving end, receiving end, or both? Where were you? What were you doing? Who were you with? What led up to that moment. How did it make you … Continue reading Basking in the Beauty of God’s Love – Day 4

The Things You Hide Will Plague You

My son is obsessed with banana pancakes. Obsessed. As in my child who has all the restraint in the world suddenly turns into a glutton in the throes of a food eating frenzy, consuming anywhere from six to thirteen of them in one sitting, along with healthy portions of bacon, sausage, and eggs. I have … Continue reading The Things You Hide Will Plague You

Comparison Dams You

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 Do you ever find yourself staring wistfully at photos on Facebook or Insta, admiring so-and-so’s gorgeous, clean house; smiling, well-groomed family; bikini-ready body; or the fifth destination vacation they’ve taken this year? (I mean, are … Continue reading Comparison Dams You