Filed under Encouragement


I was with someone this week who was worried about the results of a medical test. The individual administering the test was assuring this person that everything would be fine, as things had been  going well.  When the results proved her words were true, she then proceeded to say “See, there was nothing to worry … Continue reading

You are worth it!

You are worth it!

Early this morning I was thinking about how I used to view things. How I used to think of myself, life and those around me. I remembered this video that I posted years ago and the impact that I felt.  It expressed so many feelings that I had felt over the years.  Perhaps you will … Continue reading

Hidden Treasures

This morning I looked out the back window to see two birds hopping from branch to branch.  They were burying their beaks in clumps of flowers in a busy way.  I was trying to see if there was a pattern to which branch they choose.  The only thing I could tell was they were purposeful, … Continue reading

Testimony from the Hospital

Once I heard a pastor say “you should have a three minute testimony ready at all times”. Yeah, that wasn’t about to happen.  I couldn’t sum it up in three minutes.  So, my testimony was only shared in bits and pieces.  Some people know my whole story.  Now you will too. Some time as Christians, … Continue reading

Marinating in Encouragement

I like it when I read blogs or articles or hear something that has me thinking about their words for a while.  Recently, I’ve read about letting things go, the power of prayer, fear, sharing our testimony, being transparent in the church community, and how the church should be viewed as a hospital for the … Continue reading

Being Still

I didn’t used to enjoy the early mornings. In fact, my response to people about mornings was “I’m a night person”. Something happened over the years.  Now it is the opposite. I’m an early riser, and I enjoy it. I enjoy the quiet time before the hustle and chaos of the day begins. I listen … Continue reading

“You Is”

You is kind. You is smart. You is important. Some of my favorite lines from the movie, The Help. (Kathryn Stockett) I was reminded today of someone who made people feel that way when they talked to them. Let me step back a moment first though. I’ve recently started a part-time job, and one of … Continue reading


Some people write their blogs and have the confidence to push the blue publish button without fear. Some don’t. Too often, I fall into the second group.  That is probably why I write in my journal more than I write here on my blog. Fear of rejection.  Fear of ridicule.  Fear of my own failings. … Continue reading

The Shepherds

Luke 2: 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. I imagine the shepherds scattered around the field, protecting the flock, caring for … Continue reading