Archive | August, 2015

What Are You Talking About?

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Self talk! What we say to ourselves is extremely important to the outcome of our lives. Whether positive or negative, our actions are inspired by our thoughts. Of course we can’t positive think our […]

Cheerful or Sour?

I love being around cheerful people. People who smile and seem to enjoy their day. People who can enjoy the rain as well as the hot sun, and find the good in both. I can remember the big deal over entering sixth grade. It was the first time that I would get to “change” classes, […]

Forgive the Betrayer

Have you ever felt betrayed? How did you respond? What crosses your mind first when you think about that moment when you were hurt? When you have been betrayed and choose “forgiveness,” you have passed the “Judas test!” Jesus is our most prominent example. He suffered the betrayal of one of the men closest to […]

Courage

It has been said that, “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” I agree! When I think about memorable times of courage in my own life, I recall several events. Walking in front of the congregation of my church at 9 years old to give my […]

Commitment

Commitment is the leading “muscle” of our faith. Being committed is a strong “work-out.” It does several things: it focuses our effort and resources, it reveals our weaknesses, it requires a “pay up front” price, and it exposes when we “drop the ball.” Many times in my life I have committed to something…and later when […]

Maybe Is Not Acceptable

When I ask someone a question that is clearly a “yes” or “no” question, it is very frustrating for me to hear…”maybe” or “I’ll try!” On the Back 9 of life….I can tell you that “I’ll try” 99% of the time means “no!” The person saying, “I’ll try,” including me, just doesn’t want to tell […]

Itchy Itchy

My ears itch a lot. LOL…don’t really know why but they do and always have. My mom frequently gave me suggestions to help and her suggestions always worked temporarily but the “itch returned” sooner or later. :o) Sin has been that way in my life. It wells up in me…”the itch–sin”. There is a certain […]

Prayers Are Answered

“Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~Mark Twain I continue to praise God for His care and mercy in times of crisis! I see God the most in “trying times”. Oh how HE hovers and provides! As Collins and I spent the day at the ER with Mike […]

Are You Overwhelmed?

After reading Perry Noble’s book, “Overwhelmed,” this week for the third time, I can say that it constantly reminds me of how God does have us. He does. Funny, I had just completed the book on Saturday morning as Collins rushed to our back porch to say that Mike, her boyfriend, was being rushed to […]

Delays

Yesterday, while caddying for our son Thomas, we experienced a rain delay. It was very frustrating because we were on the last hole when the horn blew. We walked to the clubhouse, found some chairs and we sat….and we sat and we sat. The tournament director was very good at giving us updates as to […]