Rescued from the Titanic

I recently learned that both JP Morgan and Milton Hershey had booked passages in first class staterooms on the Titanic. You see, in that time, if you were anyone, with anything, you would have booked a ticket on the Titanic and never missed that chance to be on the UNSINKABLE ship’s maiden voyage. But only in…

Plan A or Plan B?

Man plans and God laughs. If you are a planner, a.k.a. control freak, like I am, you will always have a Plan A (the thing you really want to do) and a Plan B (your contingent second choice) that you can fall back on if Plan A doesn’t work out. You’re good at planning. You focus…

Playing it Safe Doesn’t Pay

So you know you can take the safe route of keeping your mouth shut, but you really need to help this person understand the reality of the situation. This conversation could upset them or hurt them and put a real damper on your relationship, possibly even turn into a fight. What do you do? Do…

Determining Your Worth

Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his… Many of us have struggled with feelings of low self-worth. It comes from a variety of experiences and reinforced beliefs throughout our lives. Whether we have been told that we were an unwanted mistake, or that we were fat…

You Can’t Solve This Problem

Somehow, by the time I reached about sixteen years of age, I held the belief that I could solve any problem. This over-drive to figure things out has stayed true well into my forty’s (trust me, it’s not always a good thing). Many times, the “let me fix it mentality” would suck me into projects,…

The Key to Success

It starts at birth… mom puts you down after falling asleep in her arms and you begin to cry because you want her to keep holding you; it’s your will against hers. Let’s face it, we spend most of our lives bucking against authority. Few people really love being told what to do. This struggle…

Are You Blind?

I find it hard sometimes to see beyond today because I dwell in the past. The fails… the disappointments… the challenges… and my past sins that occasionally occupy my thoughts and bring me down. Yet I recognize that this is no way to live as it steals from me the peace and joy that I’m…

Are You on the Right Path?

If only all (and I mean all) of my “works” were aligned to God’s will… what a game changer this would be! Take a look at this scripture: “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3 So, if we cast our works onto Him, meaning do all things for…

There’s a Calling for Your Life

Years ago… like back in the early 90s, a lady I worked for had a license plate that said “luvnlife.” I wasn’t sure that was possible because life felt so hard. I was a lost young woman, struggling to survive, and just trying to find my way.  Now twenty-something years later, I can’t think of…