Bless Others. In many places in our country, wintertime brings cold, often bitter cold weather. Most of us are blessed with abundance. You know that winter jacket, sweater, gloves or scarf that is taking up space? Find a homeless person on the street or go to a shelter and give them the gift. To make it special, have your child go with you to the cleaners, or wash and iron it with love. When you give them the coat, say: “Bless you. I hope next year will be better for you.” In turn, you will be blessed.
Homelessness is a big issue for many communities. Make or buy a blanket to take to your local homeless shelter or keep them in your vehicle and pass them out when you see someone in need.
Wow - what a great conversation! Tom Watson and I chat about all sorts of things including his story of a very challenging childhood but how the right support put him on the right path, how sharing this story has touched the lives of many and enabled Tom to make another change in his life helping people to have a better life.
“Sometimes in may seem dark, but the absence of the light is a necessary part. Just know you’re never alone, you can always come home. Every road is a slippery slope, There is always a hand that you can hold on to. Looking deeper through the telescope, You can see that your home is inside of you. 93 million miles from the sun People get ready, get ready, here it comes. It’s a light a beautiful light over the horizon into our eyes.” ~Jason Mraz
As we move into the Christmas season I am often reminded of an awesome story that I heard years ago, which has been a constant reminder to me of the original spirit of Christmas. The story goes something like this…One Easter Sunday morning, a pastor came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, the pastor began to speak.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to hear Beth Moore speak. It was a great weekend with five girlfriends from different social groups with whom I am connected. I have known three of them for almost 20 years. We have seen a lot of growth and change in our families, marriages and in ourselves as women. We have laughed and cried for joys and losses. Last weekend we had a great time connecting as women. Our group ranged in age from 25 to 51 and we all connected to Beth Moore’s message of “Grace and Grit”.
Several years ago my son Jordan and I travelled to Kenya to provide training to athletes and coaches through the running of a variety of sport camps. It was a great trip and an amazing time to spend with Jordan. In fact, for me, it was the greatest adventure I’ve ever taken with my son. Over the three weeks we travelled together Jordan and I bonded through the sport camp work we were engaged in and we found a great love and passion for the Kenyan children we were working with. In addition to our work...
While writing this article, sitting at my desk listening to Pandora radio (classical for studying radio station), glancing out of the window watching Autumn take over the trees, I can’t help but to think about August 2011.
In hindsight 2011 was the year that changed everything. It was the year that landed me right here typing this article. The summer of 2011 was the year that helped me become a four-time author. 2011 was the year that helped me get my...
The question of the afterlife (life after death) is a topic that has been considered by mankind for thousands, possibly millions of years. What happens to humans after we die? As a child I don’t think I placed a great deal of thought into the topic; most children likely don’t. It wasn't until a high school friend of mine suddenly passed away that I actually began considering the question. Alvin was killed in a car accident one cold winter weekend. He lost control of his car and crossed into oncoming traffic. In a moment he was gone.