I just returned from New York, the sparkling “Big Apple.” In New York everything is dazzling and over the top. Big. Bright.I saw a lot of lights there. Macy’s dazzled. Ralph Lauren shimmered and Rockefeller Center sparkled.But. Nothing can surpass my Village of Light. Thank you, Little Village, for welcoming me home with a soft … Continue reading Village of LIGHT!
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!
Nope, I don’t have my dazzling holiday dress on. My home is not accented with fall leaves and pumpkins. I’m wearing sweatpants. I’m painting walls. I’m sleeping on the floor of a Brooklyn apartment while waiting for the birth of my first grandchild. YUP...the holidays are going to be a bit different this year. That’s … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
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
Oh, Aunt Dilly! You make me so mad! I made my decision. Now you’re needling me -Stop talking to me! Be quiet, for Heavens sake! Do you have an Aunt Dilly? Don’t start searching your family tree. Aunt Dilly is the still, small voice in the back of your head which makes you doubt your decisions. … Continue reading Dealing with Doubt: Meet Aunt Dilly
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 hate riding in the boat when it’s zipping through the water at full speed. Bumpy. Saltwater spray. Wind. Yech! The Type A Lady and her bad back hold on for dear life! We can’t take it! No Wake Zones are my favorite. Those official signs tell all boat drivers they MUST creep through the … Continue reading SLOW DOWN: No Wake Zone
FOOD!!! Now that I have your attention, let’s talk. Food and Monday Moods go together. Type A words of wisdom: Don’t connect food with your mood. I’ve been known to eat when I’m stressed. Not healthy. Now my go-to for stress is exercise. Step out. Walk a bit. Pray. If I’m at work and feeling stressed, … Continue reading Monday Mood: FOOD!