Category Encouragement

The Messy Messenger

Have you ever kept a card or letter that someone has written to you?  Do you occasionally re-read it?  Who sent it to you?  Why have you held on to it?  How do you feel when you read the message it holds? I like to write cards and letters.  No, I LOVE to write cards […]

The Difference You Don’t Know About

In a few short weeks my son Andrew, my first born, will graduate from High School.  To assist us in creating an invitation list for his graduation party, we sat down with Andrew to craft a list of people who he felt had made a difference in his life.  The results of this were astounding. […]

Inimitable Magnificence

When you first looked at yourself in the mirror this morning did you think, “wow, I am looking at inimitable magnificence!” Or were the thoughts you had more along these lines, “whoa, I didn’t know my hair could do that”, “oh my I look tired”, “looks like I need coffee and concealer”, or “the footprints […]

Growing and Overflowing with Thanksgiving

How well do you receive gifts of generosity from others?  Are you skilled at the art of receiving well?  Do you spend your days focused on all there is to give thanks for?  Or do the frustrations and challenges exhaust you, stealing your focus, energy, and willingness to give thanks? My personal prayers have been […]

Midnight Rendezvous with Dawn

It was not a romantic interlude underneath the crisp starlight skies.  It was not a late night of conversation, tears, and laughter with friends.  No tonight my midnight rendezvous was with a sink full of soapy water and a counter of dishes that had stacked up over the past two days. Yes, at 12:24am I […]