Inspiration, Keepin' It Real

Sewing the Patches of Our Lives into Wings

Do you feel worn out, ragged, in bits and pieces? Sometimes we feel as if the world has pulled at us so much that there’s no resemblance to the person we were. And sometimes it’s a good thing, because we needed to change into the glorious creature we are created to be. The wondrous thing… Continue reading Sewing the Patches of Our Lives into Wings

Christmas Reflections, Inspiration

We Are Not Alone

  "Christmas is a reminder that we are not alone." My aunt shared this quote with me and it resonated within me. God touched humanity with Jesus---the greatest gift of all. Love came down at His birth. He provided a way to live with HOPE in the midst of despair. To have a FRIEND when… Continue reading We Are Not Alone

Inspiration, Words To Help

The Grace Experiment

I'm thinking that we all could show ourselves some grace this time of year. I originally wrote this article for the August/September issue of Women2Women Michigan Magazine (I'm the editor and write a column). I believe it is quite timely for now, during a time when we are so stressed, and demanding of ourselves. Read it,… Continue reading The Grace Experiment

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He Will Heal The Brokenhearted

A friend of mine is going through a heartbreaking time. I made this for her today, and thought I'd post for anyone else who needs to hear it. The "He" in this quote is God, and the words are from the Bible. Several years ago, when I was enduring the same kind of emotional devastation… Continue reading He Will Heal The Brokenhearted

Inspiration, Living With Gusto

Comparison is Distracting

Do you get distracted when you look at others, their posts, their accomplishments? Are you comparing? I sure do, at times. Then I remind myself that we all have different callings, abilities, lights to shine. It's really destructive to compare because we will not "measure up". So, keep on pursuing your own purpose. And don't… Continue reading Comparison is Distracting

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Thank You, God!

God's extreme sacrifice (of His Son) gave me true life. Not just life after death, but life in abundance while living.   HE is the source of my joy, my life, my positive outlook, my passion, my love, my energy, my laughter, my caring, my creativity, and every other aspect of my blessed life.  … Continue reading Thank You, God!

Inspiration, Living With Gusto

Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

So here’s the deal. It’s NOT always sparkle and shine in my life. There are days like this week when I am burdened for a precious friend and feel helpless in the situation. When I am a bit tired of working, parenting alone, being this age with kids, being indoors, wanting something fun, loneliness, just… Continue reading Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

Inspiration

Yes, YOU are Creative!

    We all have creative power within us. It’s a source wired into our spirits and it’s a part of what makes us human.   So think about this. You are creative and you create every single day! Your choices create consequences. Your actions create love or hate. Your words create life or death.… Continue reading Yes, YOU are Creative!

Inspiration

Write Your Own Script, My Dear

So really. Why would you follow in the exact footprints of someone else? They do not have YOUR unique qualities, gifts, abilities, and desires, and you don't have theirs. Should you fashion your life after what other people say? Should you let what is important to them be what guides you? Perhaps to some degree, if they are… Continue reading Write Your Own Script, My Dear

Inspiration

Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!

Oh darling, don't you know that who you are is the most amazing and fabulous gift to the world? Who you are is full of wonder and possibility. You deserve to be loved and fulfilled in what you do. I know it's tough many days. I know some of you are not in an ideal… Continue reading Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!