Has your marriage or other relationships been affected by social media/modern devices? Are there any rules that couples can implement in their home about such devices/media to keep “connected” with each other? I would love to hear your responses! Please share in the comment box below. Advertisements Continue reading Is Social Media a Poison to Healthy Marriages?
Have you ever counted how many times you looked at yourself in a mirror during the course of any given day? Have you ever stopped to look at yourself? I mean REALLY look, not a glance..a LOOK. No doubt you may think about how you wish this were different, maybe that your nose wasn’t that big, or that your brows were more full, or even … Continue reading Reflections
Running always left me breathless. I couldn’t stand it. I would get these pains in my side that just made me want to stop. Now that I’m older and more active, I’m willing to try running again. My husband recently started running and it looks like a great way to help stay in shape. After his run one day, he said that I should run … Continue reading Run
When my husband and I were in the courtship phase of our relationship we began writing letters to one another. While we still communicated via email and telephone, there was something more personal about receiving a written letter. The fact that he had taken the time to write it out, personalize it, get a stamp and mail it out made it so special. I remember … Continue reading Love Letters
Spring has sprung! I get so excited when the weather changes from being cold to warm. Don’t you? It’s time to get rid of that heavy winter coat, fire up the grill, and enjoy longer days with plenty of sunshine while sitting on the patio/deck. I start looking around my house thinking of different ways to liven and brighten things up a bit. Only this … Continue reading Hello Spring!
Have you ever wanted to eat something and after you did you regretted it? I know that has happened to me MANY times! Has it ever happened to you? Every day we have choices as to what we put inside of our bodies. We all want to make healthy choices but sometimes our will gets a little bent over. The way that that cookie or … Continue reading Good Nutrition vs. Bad Nutrition
Can you imagine just how hard it would be for someone to swim against an oncoming tide? The force of the tide will push against that swimmer over and over again until it reaches its goal. That swimmer will have to constantly give his/her all to constantly reach their goal. Even though I can’t swim, I can imagine how hard this must be for a … Continue reading Going Against the Tide
After we had our dinner one night, my husband had wanted some dessert. We had made some lava cakes the night before and he was looking for one. To make his dessert complete, he usually drinks a glass of almond milk which had finished the night before. I had suggested that he use the organic cow’s milk that was in the fridge. He refused. This … Continue reading Got Milk?
We live in a world where people never seem to be satisfied; we want the latest car, smartphone, tablet, fashion trends, a big home, etc. Although these things may be nice to have it doesn’t bring happiness. Happiness is not something that can be bought where only the rich may be able to buy it. Happiness is the feeling of contentment. How does one become … Continue reading How To Be Happy Now
One of first reasons that little children (and sometimes adults) really get interested in reading the Bible is because of all the exciting stories! Even before they could read they want you to read that same story over and over again about David and Goliath or about Esther. They may not understand everything but they like the stories. As kids get older and learn to … Continue reading Living Realities
If you were to peek into the average woman’s closet, you’d find an average of 30 outfits. That’s one for every day of the month! In 1930, that number was significantly less..it was 9. Did you know that the average American family spends $1,700 on clothes but also throws away 65 pounds of clothing every year? We all know that women love to shop. Who … Continue reading Too Much Stuff?
In Luke chapter 12 verse 42, Jesus talks about a faithful and wise steward. What exactly is a steward? A steward is an official appointed to supervise arrangements or to keep order. Are we stewards? Yes! We are stewards of all that God has given us. Take a moment to think about all the things God has given you, both physical and spiritual. With all … Continue reading A Good Steward
“I’m in a rush.” “Let me make a quick stop.” “I’m going to grab a bite to eat.” “We’re on the road.” Sound familiar? These are probably phrases that we use on a daily basis. Everyone has somewhere to go, somewhere they need to be. We are constantly fighting the battle against time and stress. We can never figure out why there is so much … Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy
Did you know that 89% of American women are unhappy with their weight? On a day to day basis we are constantly bombarded with images of women with “perfect bodies”! You see them on the billboards, in the grocery checkout lines, in the magazines delivered to your home, or online. We often compare our bodies to those “perfectly designed ones”. When we do that it … Continue reading Body Images
Why is it that in our society we find that people don’t smile? Perhaps someone may have a good day and smile but in general people just don’t smile. Proverbs 17:22 tells us “A merry heart doeth good like medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” As Christians we should be the happiest people on Earth; we know where we came from, what Christ … Continue reading Say Cheese!