Keepin' It Real

Doubt is Unbelief

Stop doubting and believe! John 20:27 Jesus' disciples had just been through the worst time of their lives. Jesus, their  teacher and friend, had been killed and placed in a tomb. Three days later when some of the disciples told Thomas they had seen Jesus as the risen Lord, Thomas told them he had to… Continue reading Doubt is Unbelief

Keepin' It Real

Too Exhausted For Goals!

January. Ugh. People are like, “Oh I love the beginning of a new year! I’m setting my intentions. I’m writing my goals. I’m picking a new theme or word of the year”. And I’m like, “Nope, just let me crawl back into bed.”   In Michigan where I live it’s one of the grayest, dreariest… Continue reading Too Exhausted For Goals!

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

Living With Gusto

Strength: You’ve Got It

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." Bob Marley Most of us have been through things that have shown us—beyond our imaginings—what we are capable of. As we think back on those horrible days we are in awe of our perseverance and accomplishment, wondering how we… Continue reading Strength: You’ve Got It

Words To Help

Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

Thrive Global has published a good read concerning suicide. Deepak Chopra, a spiritual leader and alternative medicine expert has launched a global movement to encourage and empower those who are struggling with their mental health to reach out. And to help them realize that they are not alone in their struggle. "Chopra wants to do… Continue reading Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

Living With Gusto

It’s So Simple

It really is simple. Everything we might choose for our goals boils down to being kind: Be kind to yourself. Be kind in your relationships. Be kind to the earth and animals. Be kind to others. Be kind in your words. Be kind in your thoughts. Be kind in your deeds. I think that about… Continue reading It’s So Simple

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First Love Yourself

  Happy March! (This is from my "Wings & Dreams" calendar. You can still purchase one on sale in my shop.) As Lucille Ball said, " Love yourself first, and all the rest falls into line." It's pretty difficult to accomplish what your heart desires if you don't feel as if you are worth it. … Continue reading First Love Yourself

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

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

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Does It Seem Impossible?

Fear can keep you from attaining something you want.   Whether you think it's possible or not depends on the way you see yourself.   Believe that you are capable of anything and you will be.   Some days it feels like just getting through the day is impossible! But don't ya know? I make… Continue reading Does It Seem Impossible?