The way I choose my #oneword for the new year is by first understanding my assignment for the coming year. The process takes about three months of prayer, study, meditation and consecration. I start October 1st each year. My assignment for 2020 is “more me” and I’ve been tossing it around for over six weeks.… Continue reading Why I Chose My One Word For 2020
I often write about decision-making because decisions are an inescapable part of life. For years I've told you about my "just flip a coin" philosophy. You've analyzed. You've agonized. You prayed. You still don't know what to do. Flip a coin to decide. No, the coin itself is not anointed. Although, I'll shamefully admit that… Continue reading Can’t Decide? Just Flip A Coin
By the time I was in my twenties, I had a method and "feel" for making big decisions. The decision to get a divorce, to move away, to quit my job and go minister to young people for 85% less than I was making as a pharmacist-- all big decisions. The decision to love, trust,… Continue reading The Next Not So Big Thing
In the 1978 movie, The Wiz, the scarecrow's missing brain made him think he couldn't win. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a young girl and being jealous of the scarecrow because he didn't have a brain. That's why he was so dumb happy. No brain, no thoughts. No thoughts, no worries. The… Continue reading Oh, to Be a Scarecrow
We have this terrible habit of slapping labels on people, things, and experiences. We forget that everything and everyone was created by God and has the ability to give Him glory. Nothing is "bad" in and of itself. A pencil can be used to write a wonderful letter of apology or it can be used… Continue reading Are You A Label Maker?
I used to love watching Family Feud when I was a little girl. I was pretty good at it, too. I can hear Richard Dawson now, "Name something that people take to work with them." I would race to get all the right answers. Recently, I turned on a national news channel. After about thirty… Continue reading What’s New? Not Much.
Fearless people scare me because fearlessness often leads to foolish behavior. The KJV of the Bible translates 2 Timothy 1:7 as "God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." People quote it all the time and some folks say there is never a… Continue reading Fear Gets A Bad Wrap