Our lives seem to be so full and so busy that we don’t have much time to think. We act on impulse rather than with clarity and sound judgement. I believe we need to make time to stop and think, and evaluate what we are doing, how we are doing, and how it can be…Read more
Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Ya, you know what I’m talking about. We all slip into the doldrums from time to time on the “I could have done that, I should have done that, I would have done that” and we think of all the reasons why we didn’t. Some we view with regret, and others with mixed emotions. It…Read more
Thoughts and Prayers
To me, this is one of the best things I can hear from you. If you are a Christian, you understand it. If you’re not, then it doesn’t make sense. This past year I have seen on social media the rudest forms of mockery on thoughts and prayers. Not just one post, but dozens. Cynical…Read more
Don’t Ever Trash Talk Family
Disclaimer: I am writing about family, but just because I’m writing it doesn’t mean that the issues I bring up are going on in mine. I am speaking broadly, to encompass many families that I know, friends families, neighbors families, and co-workers families that I know experience the things I am planning on writing about….Read more
This is not a healthy pursuit. No matter what injustice has happened, no matter how big or small, there is no room in your life for revenge. It is an insidious poison that will take over your thoughts, your actions, and words and will slowly destroy you. How? Maybe not actual death, but it will…Read more
Healthy, Happy, Optimistic!
Some of you have heard those three words, together just like that, several times, if not a million. It is our family motto! When people ask me how I’m doing, my response almost 90% of the time is, “Happy, Healthy, and Optimistic. Sometimes even a “Opti-freak-‘n-mistic!”. It was years and years and years ago, (2006)…Read more
When Tragedy Strikes
If you know anything about me at all, it is my penchant for forgiveness. I talk about it all the time, and push it all the time. I feel that it is the key to life. So many people are hurting out there, and many are wallowing in self-pity and hurt. If we could only…Read more
I am a Christian!
I want to first start off by saying how incredibly blessed I am. I was born into a Christian family, and both sets of my Grandparents were also Christians. My mom and dad met at church, both sets of their parents attended Collingwood Baptist on Joyce street in Vancouver. The Bayleys and Cliffords were friends,…Read more
Trust in God – Let it Go!
We are in a fallen world. God loves us, and yes, he does allow things to happen. We can’t question him about it unfortunately, and it’s hard to make sense of it all. But just know that God is in control. He sees what is going on. He sees the good and the bad. He…Read more
I never thought I would be a divorced person. I grew up in a religious home (Baptist) and to be divorced was seemingly the greatest sin you could ever commit. Being divorced was definitely a no-no, and obviously if you were, then you must be such a horrible sinner. This is what I learned growing…Read more