Do you remember back in grade school when you exchanged items for lunch? Did you ever trade your orange for a cookie? Perhaps you traded your sandwich for chips? Well, some people treat Love like that. Let me explain. Basically people treat LOVE as an exchange. I love you if you…. or I love you … More I Love You and You Love Me!
Recently I visited my parents. It takes about 3 ½ hours to get there by car so I don’t get to go as often as I would like. The visits are always full of mixed emotions. My parents are both in their 80’s and my dad has dementia that requires he live in a care … More A Life Well Lived!
I have talked to many people going through hard times relationally. And 100% of the time, they start out telling me all the things the other person has done wrong. It’s interesting to listen to a person continue to point out what the other person is doing that causes a negative reaction in them. In other … More Control
I love living in a neighborhood. I always have. I know there are people that don’t want anyone living around them, they love large land and there is an appeal to that, but for me, there is a beauty if sharing “space” with neighbors. I love greeting them as they drive, or walk by. Chatting … More Who is My Neighbor?
This is the beginning of my weekly blogs that will be “Looking Outward.” The format for each week will be the same. There is a key scripture that I encourage you to read each and every week (or day) to keep your focus sharp. This is followed by the weeks focus, digging deeper (scriptures to … More Closest to the Heart
I don’t know about you but I’ve had a difficult week. For some reason, every once in a while, I feel irritable. Then I realize it has to do with feelings of inadequacies. Struggling with thoughts of what people really think of me. Then it hit me. I don’t have to let my mind go … More Set Your Minds
Awww…summertime! Time for relaxing vacations….right? Well, I just got done taking a week long “staycation”…with my three grandchildren, ages 7 (in July), 6 (just turned last week)and 3. Their mom (my daughter) went on a well deserved vacation and I offered to keep her children. We had such a good time. It was exhausting but … More L.O.V.E.
Family! This word holds different meanings for people. For some, “family” means comfort and love. But to others, “family” means hurt and rejection. Some love their families and some are indifferent to their families. Some leave their family the minute they turn 18 and others struggle with the “leaving and cleaving” part. 🙂 But for … More Family!
So, don’t panic. I’m not talking about dating someone while married to someone else. I’m talking about dating your own spouse…you know…the one you chose and committed the rest of your life to! I find it weird and interesting that the very person you were “gaaa gaaa” over before you married is now the person … More DATING WHILE MARRIED!