Category Archives : Love Others

Be Encouraged When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned 4

Surprisingly, life doesn’t go as planned, even as much as I would like it to. Take for an example our recent trip to Tennessee. Looking back, it was a fabulous trip. But, kind of like life, it didn’t go as planned. My husband and I traveled to this beautiful state to bike in the Bike Ride […]

What If We Talked About It Less and Loved More? 4

After recent hate-filled behaviors happening all around the world, it appears as if love–and loving one another–has as been thrown out with yesterday’s trash. Yet, I hear others talking about love. I see tweets of some proclaiming, “I will not stay silent,” and “Love is my language.” Facebook posts are condemning hate and sharing words […]

25 Things I’ve Learned In 25 Years Of Marriage 8

25 years. Yes, Bill and I just celebrated our silver anniversary! That’s a quarter of a century. A milestone. An achievement. It’s nothing short of a gift from God. This silver anniversary is worth celebrating. Because we know the good and the bad of these 25 years. We’ve lived the ins and outs, the twists […]

What Happened To The Golden Rule? 4

The Golden Rule. Has it gone out of style? Is it a no-longer-relevant, old-fashioned mantra? Has it become something in the memory books from a by-gone era? Really, what happened to the Golden Rule? (Do we even know what it is anymore?) This is what our Scriptures come to teach: in everything, in every circumstance, […]

What Do You Do When You Don’t Know What To Do? 6

A friend’s world is turned upside down as she tries to wrap her mind around the reality of her husband leaving her. A co-worker is smack-dab in the middle of a hard battle with a nearly-uncontrollable addiction. Or, a neighbor across the street has just been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Is the world around […]

What do you do when you don't know what to do?

Lord, Help Me Be A Blessing Today 6

“Lord, help me be a blessing today.” For some time now, these words have been a part of my morning prayer. A couple days last week, however, my prayer time took a backseat to my full schedule. I missed my prayer time, and I missed those words above. I didn’t feel like I was a […]

When Trouble Appears To Be Everywhere 2

Jesus knew what He was talking about when He said “in this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33 NIV) For sure. This world is full of trouble. Broken hearts. Smashed dreams. Severed relationships. Wars and rumors of wars. Terrorist attacks. Sick bodies. Damaged hopes. Disease. Death. Disappointment. Trouble appears to be everywhere. We see […]