May 6, 2013
Women and Stress
Is your life blessed or stressed?
Whether working inside or outside the home, today’s moms, grandmoms, and women of all ages deal with stress. Here are ten simple stress busters women can practice daily: Read more
April 15, 2013
Is there such a thing as enduring love–the kind that lasts forever? In a world filled with break-ups and break downs, who can count on real love anymore? Read more
March 25, 2013
Do you have stones stuck in deep ruts at the entrance of your heart—stones of fear, rebellion, despair, or discouragement? Do they loom so large, you surrender at the thought of even trying to remove them?
Easter is about removing stones.
February 25, 2013
Mind-crippling, spine-tingling, heart-stomping fear–we’ve all experienced it at one time or another. Fears of several varieties took hold of my heart early on as a young adult, but through the years God has brought amazing freedom.
We’re not talking about the good kind of fear that alerts your spirit to an approaching enemy, that moves you into action to protect the ones you love, or that promotes a healthy respect for God. Those fears are healthy. And not all fears are irrational. Some move in and out quickly without disrupting our lives.
But what about the other kind? Where does irrational fear originate? And how do you keep those fears from taking permanent residence in your life? Here are five ways to handle irrational fear: Read more
February 18, 2013
Big books, little books, kindle books—I love books, and I love reading. Last year I shared with you some of the books I’d been reading, and why. There’s nothing like God’s word to read for our growth, our encouragement, and to know God deeper. But God has also used Christian authors to both inspire and encourage us. I’ve read about 50 more books in the last twelve months. Here are some of the ones I recommend for your reading pleasure. Read more
February 4, 2013
How can a troubled heart find peace in the midst of turbulence? How can tears find a path to restored joy? Where do you go to find peace? Read more
January 28, 2013
I love to encourage my readers, so in today’s blog, I’m giving away a copy of the 2013 Mornings with Jesus Guideposts devotional book. All of us need to set aside time to connect with our faithful, living God–to refresh our spirits, strengthen our relationship, and nourish our souls. All of us need encouragement!
In the 2013 Mornings with Jesus devotional, I joined with nine other writers to share 365 fresh devotional insights from God’s Word that focus on the character and teachings of Jesus.
You can find out more about the Guideposts devotional here.
To enter the devotional giveaway, read through my blog to see what is required.
Here’s a sample devotion of mine about God, the One and Only, from the 2013 Mornings with Jesus devotional: Read more
December 24, 2012
I hope you don’t mind,
but my neck’s in a bind,
so the words in my blog will be few. Read more
October 22, 2012
October 15, 2012
Aging and forgetfulness seem to go together like salt and pepper. Severe memory loss is no laughing matter, but most seniors find themselves in good company when memories fade momentarily.
Karen O’Connor Writes about Those Moments
Author Karen O’Connor has tapped into that subject, and her latest book, 365 Senior Moments You’d Rather Forget, will bring laughter you’ll easily remember. Here’s a sample or two:
“Using Easter seals on envelopes and mailing them and then wondering why you still have so many postage stamps.”
“Backing into the garage door because you forgot to push the button on the automatic garage door opener.”
(from 365 Senior Moments You’d Rather Forget, (c) 2012, by Karen O’Connor, Harvest House Publishers)
Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones Who Forget
I discovered early on that some personalities have…hum…more of a tendency to forget than others. Some of us have “selective memory.” Here’s a familiar scenario from my life as a younger woman: Read more