“There is still a vision for the appointed time; it testifies to the end; it does not deceive. If it delays, wait for it; for it is surely coming; it will not be late.” Habakkuk 2:3 The book of Ruth In Ruth’s day, every little girl’s dream was to grow up, get married, have lots of. . .
You may notice something that keeps popping up when you start making changes in life. That would be enemy #1…ourselves! We seem to be getting in the way of our deep desires and go-get-em goals. For some reason, we allow self-doubt to seep into our best laid plans. It gets into our minds and simmers. . .
Habits. We all have them. Good. Bad. And yes, ugly ones too. Bad habits will cause us to lose a job, ruin relationships, drop out of school, end up broke, land in jail or even die young. On the other hand, good habits will cause us to be the esteemed employee, the go-to person, the. . .
‘If it can go wrong, it will go wrong’. Does it feel as though this is your life’s motto? Everything you put your hand to crumbles. All your good intentions fail. Nothing goes right. You get up in the morning, and it’s down hill from there. That’s Murphy’s Law. I have good news! Let me. . .
Have you ever prayed for something really important and God didn’t answer your prayer? Sure you have. We all have. When I was a young girl in Ireland, my family lived in a semi-detached house with about six small back yards attached to each other. They were all fenced, but not enough to keep any. . .
I told you in an earlier post about having a regular stroke and multiple mini strokes last summer. I did not fit any of the American profiles for stroke, and especially being so young (be nice), but I did fit the profiles of the Brits, Scandinavians, Japanese, and a few others – I had been. . .
I just arrived home after a grueling puppy dog class. I have a 6 month old, Old English Sheep Dog lovingly named Belle (as in Southern Belle) by her supposed owner, my 21-year-old son, Josh. (That’s a whole nuther blog right there!) She has a sweet, loving temperament that turns into puppy hood madness at. . .
I was spending the night in the beautiful home of brand new friends who were part of the church I was speaking and singing at in Connecticut one sunny, cool and beautiful week in the fall. This lovely couple had done well in life and their surroundings echoed that fact, but even more, God had. . .
Job insecurity, ill health, straining relationships, financial struggles, too busy and raising kids are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to issues that can cause stress in our lives. And stress does not come alone. With it comes; anxiety, depression, fear, anger, loneliness, tension, and in more extreme situations; drinking, pills, illegal. . .