Thankful Days 15-19

Day 15…A mystery I am thankful for.  God, that is my answer.  Now some of you may say that my faith in God must not be strong if I think it is a mystery, but I don’t believe that is true.  We know this life, these stories from the church and from the bible, but […]

Healing Words

My devotion today is about the power of words.  How they can often hurt, but we need to consciously use them more often to heal.  Think about what you say before you say it. Is it True, it is Kind, is it Necessary? The charge for the devotion was to reach out to someone with […]

Ten Minutes: Sabbath

A day of rest, who has time for a day of rest? I was out of town for the last 5 days.  Wednesday through Sunday I was at an early childhood conference a couple hours away.  I had a hotel room to myself for 4 nights.  No kids, no pup, no hubs…it was pretty terrific. […]

Ten Minutes: Find Your Rest

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone.  Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? -PSALM 127:2 Last night, Paul and I went to bed at 9pm.  This is what we do.  When we are done with all of our work […]

Ten Minutes: Please Play

Today my devotional was spot on!  As it seems to be almost daily! The topic today was “please play” and it went on to talk about how important play is among the stress and seriousness of everyday life.  It is so true! I talk about this in my training’s ALL THE TIME, but have a […]

Ten Minutes: Brave Body

Last night I had a training, so I was driving home about 845.  I was by myself and my body just felt like SHIT.  I found myself reflecting on the recent past and how terrible I have been treating myself. Earlier in the day yesterday I was walking by a window and looked at my […]

Ten Minutes: Letting Go

First of all, last night, right before I went to bed I prayed to God that he would give me a sign that letting go is the right thing. In my head it is and every time I think about it, I know it would be so good, but something in me just isn’t quite […]

Ten Minutes: Hold On

“You and I just have to be brave enough to hold on, even when our struggles feel like more than our hands can handle.”  Annie F. Downs “Don’t give up on life.  Don’t give up on God. Don’t give up on yourself.  Hold on to hope, love.”  Annie F. Downs I am going to keep […]

Ten Minutes: Grace in the Waiting

For months I have been thinking on something.  Patiently praying and living while I wait.  Trusting in God that he has a plan.  That he is going to let me know exactly when and how it is meant to happen. Another another note, sometime around Thanksgiving I started seriously thinking about getting a second dog.  […]

Ten Minute: See How It Changes

The charge in my devotional today is to do something.  Make a small decision, an e-mail, a meal or a conversation.  One little thing and see how it changes your life. I mean that sounds pretty intense right?  How many people make a million little decisions every single day and then don’t ever reflect back […]