Make-a-change Monday~Marriage Menders

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it, Whenever you’re right, shut up. ~Ogden Nash, Marriage Lines: Notes of a Student Husband Such a simple poem, but so hard to do! No one can get under our skin quite like the one we live with every day, wake up with every morning, go to bed with every night, pay bills with…you know. And Satan loves to keep us too busy to really {Read More}

Make-a-Change Monday~Surprise!

My oldest daughter, Miranda, turned 18 on Saturday. We asked her repeatedly what she’d like for her birthday, and the only answer we ever got was “love.” First, she loves being loved, and second, she couldn’t think of anything she really wants. If you know Miranda, you know she is loved. She demands love and attention, but more than she demands it, she deserves it.  Miranda had her birthday all planned out in her mind, and of course the day {Read More}

Make-a-change Monday~(((Hug))) your children

Make Miranda and Trevor (my 17 and 13 year old children) are working with Defenders for Children to help build a website for kids to go to for help if they are depressed, abused, angry, etc.  It has opened my eyes and broken my heart.  G The number of children in our country who are abused and neglected is staggering.  God gave us children as a gift. They are to be cherished.  Today’s make-a-change Monday is simple:  (((Hug))) your children.  Every single day.  {Read More}

Make-a-change Monday~Love One Another

Since we made the change last week to start cleaning out the stuff we used to consider to be treasures, we will have time to lay up our treasures in Heaven.  All my life I’ve been taught that earthly treasures mean nothing. “You can’t take it with you,” they said.  It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle  than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.  (Mark 10:25 ESV) I get it. {Read More}

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Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Acts of Kindness & Altruism

Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”  (Romans 15:1-2 Msg) The definition of altruism in the New American Oxford Dictionary reads as follows:  altruism |ˈaltroōˌizəm| noun the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others  One of the foundational truths repeated time and time again throughout the Bible is that we should practice altruism: You shall love {Read More}

What I learned from Rudy Giuliani…

A few weeks ago, David and I went to a big motivation seminar held in downtown Greenville. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Rudy Giuliani spoke about something that’s fascinating and frustrating to me these days…the “almighty” internet.  With the invention of the internet, we have “knowledge” at our fingertips and it travels faster than we are capable of dealing with. Computer knowledge is necessary to live in this century. It’s here, and it’s here to {Read More}