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Monthly Archives: December 2013

MIRACLE TODDLER DIET! GUARANTEED RESULTS!!!

Got your attention, didn’t I?  The all-time number one resolution has to be to LOSE WEIGHT. Right?  And it’s usually the first item on the list to scream, “MAYDAY!” What do you mean, ‘why’?  Think about it.  You’re grumpy because you’re not getting enough to eat, you’re not getting anything different or you’re totally fed … Continue reading »

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POWER THINKERS #5: THE GREAT “PLEASE EVERYBODY ELSE FIRST” CAPER

Okay, sports fans.  Here’s number 5 in our series of 13 things about which Mentally Marvelous types avoid worrying.  Yes!  Step right up if you’re wanting a new, improved maturing mind in 2014.  Just think of it: a growing up mind. No.  I did not say, ‘a grownup mind’.  Like who wants one of those? … Continue reading »

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HOW TO BE A POSITIVE CHRISTIAN WITNESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Not being as unhappy is not the same as being happier.  A little less sullenly miserable does not equal joyful and positive.  Granger got a question in his ‘mystery box’ a while back he thought I might like to take a crack at.  It was in response to his “Write Me Your Heart” post.  We … Continue reading »

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NO WORRIES

Gabe said it to a shaking, trembly young teen named Mary: “Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.”  – Luke 1:36 She turned out to be a good mom, having taught it to her sons.  However, a grown Jesus instinctively knew it from deep within the part of Him synced with God.  He said it … Continue reading »

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LOVE MAKES ALL KINDS OF SCENTS

I know what you’re thinking.  I don’t have much to work with this Christmas.  What can I give ___________?  I want to do so much for so many but. . . . It came to me just two days ago.  The names and colors are not theirs, but the basic story is true.  It goes … Continue reading »

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COULD YOU USE A LITTLE BLESSING?

    Hey, gang – We’ve all been creatively shopping and wrapping.  Smart, thoughtful givers long since realized that trying to rent kids and grandkids with $400 X Boxes and i-this and that is a fool’s errand.  First, no one can afford what such shallowness will eventually cost both you and them.  Next, the way … Continue reading »

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#4: “I CAN’T CONTROL WANTING TO BE IN CONTROL.”

Sure you can.  You just need to want to. Ya gotta wanna.  And from that we segue into the fourth thing strong-minded types avoid. 4.  They don’t invest precious energy on things they cannot control.  Here we are on the veranda of Christmas Day.  Be honest.  How many of the ‘Christmas Rush’ things swirling around … Continue reading »

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The Bully Too Close To Home: A Guest Article

I know good writing when I see it.  I know transparency when I encounter it.  This article has them both.  A young friend shared this and I believe its message powerful enough to lay aside what I have in mind to pass this on to you. I dare you to read it with your heart, … Continue reading »

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#3: “THAT’S ON ME.”

My fingers got to moving quicker than I intended.  We’re moving along each week with 13 things mentally strong folks avoid.  This list was first compiled by Amy Morin and it caught my attention.  Thinking each item could use a little expanding here and there, I’m working on that each week, in between other posts. … Continue reading »

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#2: STRONG THINKERS DON’T HAND THEIR POWER TO ANYBODY

“I’m too far gone.” No, you’re not. “God don’t want me.” Yeah.  He does.  Breathing? “Well . . .  yeah.” Then He wants you. “You don’t understand.  Where I’ve been, what I’ve done:  God can’t love me.” Who told you that? “Well, you know. . .” Mm-hmm.  Sure do.  Same ones I used to listen … Continue reading »

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