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
“Behold. I am making all things new.” - Rev. 25:1 I’ve been so privileged to spend time with my granddaughter in this new year. The baby and God are teaching me a lot about coping with worry, anxiety and fear. So...Here’s my checklist! Coping with Worry ...What the Baby Taught Me 1. Stay Close - … Continue reading Four Tips to Deal with Worry -What the Baby Taught Me
As I gaze at the cascading fields of golden corn stubble on this quiet, misty farm morning, I think about how life is fluid. You can remain in a space for a time...but you can’t grip the things you love and hold on to them forever. They move. We move. Life changes and God calls … Continue reading Success in 2020 ! A Checklist!
OK...I admit it. Today is my 63rd birthday. This morning I took one look at myself in the mirror and groaned. Truth be told, I was feeling a little sorry … Continue reading The Big Three At 63…or…Advice to the 63 Year Old ME
I’m sad! I don’t think she likes me. Drat! I am so stupid! I made a mistake. Poop! I forgot where I put my keys. Darn! I think I’m gaining weight. Sigh! He didn’t even notice all the work I did. Boohoo! That didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. Geesh! Keep it … Continue reading Canceling my Pity Party
The Type A Lady has been struggling lately. What is it? Why am I shipwrecked and emotional? I am falling for some devilish traps. So...today I share my checklist for overcoming traps which distract: Before you get trapped in discouragement, STOP. Ask yourself, “What am I believing?” Then... search for God’s answer, … Continue reading Tools to Avoid Traps
Are you a worrier? The Type A Lady is a worrier. I tend to take on other people’s problems. Worry is my watchword. Heartache is my hangup. Now, as a Christian, God calls me to care. But, when I’m conquered by concern, petrified by problems and distracted by distress. I’m not useful to God. I’m … Continue reading Five Tips to Cope with Worry
Easter: New beginnings Easter is here. Wait a minute...Here in New York City where the morning air is punctuated with blasting horns of impatient drivers? New beginnings. Here where motors roar though inches move? New beginnings. Here where sirens blare and remind us of endings? New beginnings here where people push and look down, never … Continue reading Easter: HERE!
The facebook post caught my eye. There was the Weber family, standing proudly in front of a bright red pickup truck purchased for their son. Sweet photo. Good People. But then, there was more: Julie Weber’s caption: “We found a truck for Camden and picked it up today in Germantown. It was a bittersweet sale … Continue reading Justin’s Red Truck: A Tale of a LIfe Well-Lived
Get it together in 2019, Type A Lady! (AKA - Laurie, the forgetful 62 year old) This new year, I want to tackle each day like a warrior maiden! Laurie is ready for adventure! … Continue reading Fearless