Spring for the Soul

The sun coming out after a long winter of clouds, cold, snow—and more snow—is such a welcome sight! It’s amazing how much better it makes me feel. I didn’t necessarily feel like I was “down” before, but my spirits get a definite lift when the sky is blue and the sun is bright. I am […]

Fresh Start!

I love January 1st! I love a fresh start, a new beginning. I love that New Year’s is such a big deal. I love that people all over the world celebrate this new day, this new year, with so much fanfare. We do this because God programmed it right into our DNA. It’s part of […]

Need Inspiration for the New Year?

I love New Year’s. I really do. I love looking out into a beautiful new start–12 fresh, untouched months. However … I almost never “blaze” into a New Year. For many years, I would always be sick the first week of January. I’m so happy I figured out eating sugar the whole month of December […]

December: Good News Month!

Only Good News, Please I think there should be a rule that you can only have good news during December and only good things can happen in December—in honor of Christmas, of course! But that is just not the way life works. Things that aren’t so good happen in December too. People get in car […]

Greatest Gifts: Grace

Christmas Shopping! Sometimes I feel like the worst “one for you, one for me” Christmas shopper ever! I get home and there are a number of small items for me mixed in with my gifts for other people. Nothing big and nothing on my Christmas list, of course. But if it’s something I need and […]

Christmas Notes: Take Care of Your Soul

Christmas lights, Christmas music, the smells of pine trees outside and cookies baking inside. The beauty of Christmas decorations and presents under the tree – we take a deep breath and sigh, “Ah, Christmas!” Red and green everywhere, bell ringers at the mall, holiday parties – so many things evoke feelings we associate with Christmas. […]

Greatest Gifts: Forgiveness

One of the greatest gifts we can give this Christmas is the beautifully wrapped gift of forgiveness. If we’re willing to do the work of giving this gift, both the giver and receiver can be set free. In this post, I’m not talking primarily about forgiving people for offenses that come up in our everyday […]