Inspiration

God Please Do It Again!

Our world cries out for God's touch! Now is the time to storm the gates of heaven, worship our God, and petition His throne for a mighty move on the earth. This song helps me do that.  God please do it again. I'm praying for our nation and the world. Won't you sing with me?… Continue reading God Please Do It Again!

Inspiration

Come On, Shine That Light!

  Right now you may not feel much like shining. I know. It's a turbulent and strange time in our world. But, guess what? YOU are important. Oh, I know, you are aware of this. That's why you are trying to stay well and not get this virus. Your kids, husband, parents, friends, co-workers need… Continue reading Come On, Shine That Light!

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

Living With Gusto

I AM

The words I used to put after "I am" were not very nice words at all. I didn't like myself much. I felt like I could never measure up or please everyone, although I spent most of my waking minutes trying. When I'd do something just for myself I'd feel extremely guilty and like I… Continue reading I AM

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

Christmas Reflections, Mimi's Messages

All They Want For Christmas Is YOU!

We pressure ourselves to get the best Christmas gifts for our children. We just want them to be excited and happy. Well, guess what? This teacher tells us that what has mattered most to her students is spending time with their parents. And as a retired teacher, I can vouch for her. Kids want US!… Continue reading All They Want For Christmas Is YOU!

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

Living With Gusto

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