In Others’ Words: Come on, Get Happy

In Others’ Words: Come on, Get Happy

Happiness isn’t about stuff, is it? I’m not denying that some of my stuff makes me happy. There are photos all over my house — of family and friends and of favorite quotes and Scripture verses — and seeing those creates a sense of happiness inside of me. And then there are gifts I’ve received that I treasure because they remind me of the giver — and yes, that kind of “stuff” makes me happy... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Trusting God Whether You Fall or Fly

In Others’ Words: Trusting God Whether You Fall or Fly

Trusting God has been a major theme in my family’s life this year. I know we’re not the only people choosing to trust God as we face challenges. Some of you — dare I say all of you — could share “do I trust God or don’t I trust God?” moments. My daughter CJ chose the word “trust” as her One Word for the past school year. She said she expected trusting God to be easy, but she learned ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Speak Up

In Others’ Words: Speak Up

There are times when the truth you try to speak faces opposition. Your voice is drowned out by someone else’s voice — or by a clamoring of voices. Rather than being encouraged to speak up, you’re told to sit down. To be quiet. You’re told you’re wrong … or that you’re truth is unwanted. These are the times when you have a choice to make: to be silent or to speak your truth, even if your voice sh... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Dogs and Cats and You and Me

In Others’ Words: Dogs and Cats and You and Me

  I’ve never done a double quote blog post before. But tonight I wanted to write about pets and if I only chose a quote about dogs I’d be alienating all of you cat lovers. Likewise, if I only chose a quote about cats, I’d offend all of you dog lovers. So yes, I straddled the virtual fence and chose two quotes. I also know people have goldfish as pets. And guinea pigs. And snakes. And all other sorts of animals. Bu... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Are You Interested?

In Others’ Words: Are You Interested?

You know how you get to the end of a day and you don’t remember what you did? Or is that only me that happens to? Sometimes I’m busy, busy, busy … and yes, I’m doing things. But sometimes what I’m really doing is not paying attention. I’m juggling several things at one time, which in a way is saying that none of the things I’m doing warrants my full attention. And then there are those times I ju... Read More »

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