Happy Grateful New Year!

Welcome to 2021! How can we prepare to tackle this year’s challenges ? Give thanks!According to an article in positivepsychology.com, when we express gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions. These neurotransmitters make us feel good and enhance our mood immediately. In other words, when we practice gratitude, we’ll feel … Continue reading Happy Grateful New Year!

Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places

Beautiful things can grow in hard places. I’ve planted Cornflowers (some call them “Bachelor Buttons”) in all my gardens. I plant the seeds in designated flowerbeds. No matter where I plant the seeds, however, the cornflowers refuse to grow in my gardens. The little blue buds of cornflowers always turn up in the hard places, … Continue reading Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places

The Dance

“Come weary saints, though tired and weak,  Hide away in the love of Jesus.” We danced in the middle of the kitchen floor.  Winnie and I waltz-stepped and slowly spun. Around and around.  My baby and I were in church.  “Come wandering souls and find your home Hide away in the love of Jesus. He offers the … Continue reading The Dance

A Bedtime Story…Life rearranges. God never changes

Writers note: My post today is credited to concepts of Stephen Elkins.  I highly recommend you buy his book: “Bedtime Prayers that end with a HUG” - available through www.share-a-hug.com and www.tyndale.com/kids    It is a delightful bedtime book for kids like me. COVID sure has crudded up our lives, right folks?  It’s tossed us into uncertainty.  It’s chucked us into … Continue reading A Bedtime Story…Life rearranges. God never changes