Quote challenge 3

Hi all! Thanks again to Apothemary for the nomination. It has been fun thinking about the various quotes having an impact on my life. I hope you have enjoyed them as well! If nothing else, this exercise reminded me what I find valuable and important. Those will be the things I focus my energy! For […]

Don’t cheat yourself

Cheating goes against everything I was brought up to believe. It’s the lowest form of lying. To cheat is to deceive with a purpose. It could be something as simple as a four year old peeking at the color cards while playing Chutes and Ladders. Our grandson tried peeking. He wanted to win. No one […]

Internal Paint

When I thought about the word paint, the first thing that came to mind was to decorate or adorn.  Webster’s simple definition of the verb is: To make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful. Like most women, I like to put on a nice dress, heels, do my nails, hair, and makeup […]

Heart Praise

Praise! We all seem to seek it. We seem to have a hard time giving it. It feels good when we get it. It feels bad when we don’t but feel as if we deserved it. What’s the big deal? Miriam Webster’s simple definition is: : to say or write good things about (someone or […]

Profound Simplicity

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked it. What are you doing for others? It’s really a simple question but one of profound importance. It is the question on which we evaluate our lives. The second command Christ gave, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” is the benchmark. But how does one go about loving their neighbor? […]

When an Apology

When we were raising our kids we taught them there is a time for a simple apology and a time to ask forgiveness. How do you know which is appropriate? An apology is for those occasions where something happened completely accidentally. I moved back in the checkout line and bump you I come around a […]

Dramatic drama

Thousands of viewers tune in to see who will get voted off a show, who won’t be offered a rose, if married couples will stay true to their vows when faced with temptation. Reality TV pushes the dramatic envelope and preys on our human nature to want to feel superior to another. The news blares […]