This is Austin Lee the day before his 3rd birthday. He picked out his birthday cake and made it mostly by himself…cracking the eggs and everything! I helped a little, of course, but he really tackled it. He was way too mature for his age. I am grateful now for his maturity because it allowed us to … Read more3 Ideas to Help You Grab Gratitude and Push Out Pain
Is it important to watch what we say? Should we moderate what comes out of our mouth? A few of my recent posts have dealt with how we can decide to use our words to help situations (spread the honey) or stir up more disagreement among others (stir the pot). So, for your “Funky Friday” Bible … Read moreFunky Friday ~ Tame my Tongue? Moderate my Mouth?
When I first started practicing law, we lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We lived in Oklahoma for five wonderful years. I loved the people I worked with and the friends I met. People are just “real” in Oklahoma. Another thing I love about Oklahoma is the way people talk. I picked up the best phrases! One … Read moreWednesday Wisdom ~ Do You Stir the Pot or Spread the Honey?
This is a picture of me being goofy at our family reunion last summer. The question I get asked most often is, “how do you do it?” You see, at this reunion we would be missing my brother, Jeff, who died in a car accident in 1989, when he was 23. And, more recently, in 2008, … Read moreMighty Monday ~ What to do When Life Gives You a Sucker Punch ~ Part 1
Since our Wednesday Wisdom post addressed whether we would dare grab a dog by the ears, I became intrigued…what else does the Bible say about dogs? So, I did a search (gotta love www.Biblegateway.com) for references to dogs in the Bible. The word “dog” appears in the Bible 41 times. You know what happened next… I … Read moreFunky Friday~Can the Bible Answer the Great Debate…Do Dogs or Cats Make the Best Pets?
If you were on a walk in your neighborhood and happened to pass by this dog, would you grab it by the ears? Of course not. That would be dangerous, right? On my walk this morning, I passed by a gentleman with this dog. You can be sure that I asked the gentleman if it … Read moreWisdom Wednesday ~ Would You Grab This Dog by the Ears?
I’ve picked up many books to help me change some aspect of my life. “Eat Your Way to Happiness” was supposed to help me make better food choices and pull me out of a rut. “Shape” magazine was supposed to inspire me to exercise. “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was supposed to help me … Read moreMighty Monday ~ 3 Reasons You CAN Change Your Life!
Today is the day… Today is the day I “launch” my speaking and writing ministry. Today is the day I “launch” the sale of my first book. Today is the day I take my step of obedience and my leap of faith! Today is the day the Lord has made, I shall rejoice and be glad in … Read moreWhat in the World is She Doing?!