Have I ever told you I’m a people pleaser? This can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. Let me explain. I’m an artist. I paint paintings and sell them on my Facebook page. As a artist, I try to be open to ideas of what I should paint. The … Continue reading Painting Through The Jar-Tight Days
Last year after I watched the finale of the television show America’s got talent, I was on Simon Cowell’s (one of the judges) Twitter page and then I decided to comment on one of his tweets talking about the show being over. I simply said, “I understand you’re a busy man but when you have … Continue reading The Real Question Is, “Are You Willing To Be Used?”
Inhale...exhale...inhale…exhale. Breathing. We don’t think about it much. In 2010 it was estimated that “on average, a person at rest takes about 16 breaths per minute. This means we breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year. Unless we get a lot of exercise. The person who lives to 80 … Continue reading Are You Calmly Resting In The Lord?
Have you ever considered how to tell your life in only six words? This past week I was challenged to write a six-word memoir in my online writing course called "Compel." A six-word memoir is basically six words that tell a powerful story. Now, you might be thinking, “My life isn’t interesting.” Think about what … Continue reading Unfinished Abstract, Hand-Painted By God.
One of the many things I still struggle with every so often is comparing my life to other people’s lives. Here are some things I compare about myself with others. I compare my age to other people my age who are married or engaged. I compare myself to people who went to college, sometimes wishing … Continue reading The Four-Letter Word That Trips Me Up
It happens every year during January and February, after the New Year’s celebrations are over; goals are written down and life just moves along. But for me, I realize my life will never change. New year. Same me. Yeah, hooray, I get to live in a body with a mind of its own! Oh, believe … Continue reading New Year. Same Me.
Have you ever thought about the network of people that helped shape your life into the person you have become? As I was pondering this question in my own life, countless faces popped into my head. I thought about my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, school teachers, Sunday school teachers and…the list could go … Continue reading Who’s Life Are You Influencing?
It was an emotional and exciting almost-two-weeks while my parents went on a cruise. It was my first time to stay home overnight by myself. This was a huge life goal of mine that I got to check off my list of things I can do. The ultimate goal is one day to live on … Continue reading The “Simple” Things in Life: Steps Toward the Ultimate Goal
The past couple of months I've been reading in my mom's journal she wrote in when I got sick. As I read through the journal I saw things from my parents' perspective. My dad and mom struggled, cried countless times and didn't understand why this illness happened to their little girl. Although it was hard, … Continue reading From My Parents’ Perspective
Hello friends, I hope your week went well. If your week wasn't what you had planned, I hope the Lord will use this post to encourage you. Now, like many people, Monday isn't my favorite day of the week. But this past Monday, I was looking forward to the new release of the Amen Quartet CD … Continue reading One Truth I Can Proclaim