Isn’t this a beautiful day?

  I know there are people who don’t like talking about the weather.  They consider it shallow, trivial, a waste of time.  But I will talk about the weather any day. Why?  Because two (or more) people are actually talking about something. And that’s where true communication starts: by talking about something.  Starting out withContinue reading “Isn’t this a beautiful day?”

So what have you learned?

We know that many are still dealing with the virus and we will be living with the aftermath of this for some time to come.  The immensity of the loss of life, jobs, homes, and financial security has not quite hit most of us yet.  There will be much grieving for some time .  ButContinue reading “So what have you learned?”

An ever present help

God is our refuge and strength,     an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way     and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam     and the mountains quake with their surging.   [c]—Psalm 46:1-3 The Bible, NIV, accessed through Bible Gateway.com  

Living Through Uncertainty

The COVID pandemic has certainly shown us how quickly our world can be turned upside down, hasn’t it?  Things change from week to week, day to day and sometimes hour to hour.  I watched as churches announced online on Friday that they would still be holding services only to find themselves scrambling on Saturday toContinue reading “Living Through Uncertainty”

Having More with Less

Yes you can actually have more with less.  Seems contradictory, doesn’t it?  But just think about what might happen if you scaled down, made a clear distinction between needs and wants and cleaned out the clutter, mentally and emotionally as well as physically.  Could you actually end up having more? These are just a fewContinue reading “Having More with Less”

The Simple Life

You may have heard the saying “Live simply so others may simply live,” which is attributed to Ghandi.  It has also been a popular slogan for back to nature, social justice and voluntary simplicity movements.  But how often do we really think about what it means?  Do we even care? Do we stop and thinkContinue reading “The Simple Life”

The most precious gift

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” Walter Anderson