I almost didn’t go. After all, why waste the gas? Besides....I’m sick of crying. Who goes to a cemetery on Labor Day, for goodness sake? I’ll admit I was feeling down. I’ve lost some good friends lately. I was alone at home on a family weekend and life seemed...well, unfair. I made myself go. It’s … Continue reading Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
God had me in mind when I stumbled onto the message. Pastor talked about getting stuck in our painful places of grief, regret, disappointment, hurt, rejection, and loss. He said God did not create us to get stuck. -Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a prisoner to pain. (My hand is up.) Let me … Continue reading Get out of the Graveyard!
My Aunt Betty had the tallest swing I’d ever seen in my life. Of course, when I first saw her swing, my life had not been lived more than five years. My swing experience was limited.The swing’s tall iron frame loomed high above Uncle Fred’s garage. I can still see the thick oval chain links … Continue reading Swing
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
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
God is sending us a message loud and clear: “YOU are loved!” The Type A Lady is forgetful, however. That’s why I created my Checklist of FIVE Things YOU (ahem...I) Need to Know! Let me know what you think! Perhaps you can help me remember some more great God Stuff! Send me a message! I’m … Continue reading Five Things You Need To Know (A Type A Checklist)
I grew up with him. John Wayne movies were numero-uno in my midwestern house. Dad liked the Duke. Somehow, John Wayne always saved the day. With his gravelly voice (it sounded like rocks slowly rolling down a hill) John said the right thing (even if it was in an awkward man’s man way) Best of … Continue reading Fun Friday: Arizona Camp and John Wayne
I’m my own biggest joy-robber. I forget I’ve got joy inside me. Joy’s an inside job. It comes, free of charge, when we embrace the awesome love of Jesus. Nothing can take it away. But I forget. Good thing the Joshua Tree reminds me of joy, hope and strength. I’m glad they haven’t changed the … Continue reading Monday Moods: Choose JOY!