We can only achieve consistency step by step. Our church had a blessing tree for Christmas 2017, which blessed my life in a special way. We each received an ornament for the church tree on which we were to write our greatest blessing of the year. Mine was gentleness. God had dealt with me about … Continue reading Moving Forward with Consistency: My Word for 2020
How to make resolutions more than ineffectual band-aids. It's time once again to ring in a new year. Which for many means making New Year's resolutions. But based on both statistics and personal experience, I find that New Year's Resolutions don't work! So if you failed to keep last year's resolutions, take heart. You're not alone! We've … Continue reading Resolutions or Solutions?
Remember that everything involves a tradeoff... Life can get pretty complicated, can't it? So why add a messy house to the mix? That's what I tell friends when they comment on how clean and tidy they always usually find my house. "But how do you do it?" they wonder. By following my Golden Rule of … Continue reading The Golden Rule of Simplifying
For a less materialistic holiday that helps the planet too! Do you find Christmas somewhat tiring and stressful? Especially finding perfect gifts? Then why not try a 5-hand Christmas this year? It's a simple and down-to-earth gift-giving policy that could (finally) take the stress out of your Christmas gift-buying! Have a Five Hand Christmas this … Continue reading Have Yourself a Merry Little 5-Hand Christmas!
And find the silver lining in even the darkest of clouds... This was our scenery today. Dark, gray, gloomy, foggy. And drippy everywhere we looked. Only my husband, camera in hand, can seem to take such gloomy days and turn them into beauty! I can't say that I share his talent or his optimism. I'm sun-loving … Continue reading Ten Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues
Just why do we hold on to stuff? Imagine returning home from a shopping trip to find your house leveled! That's just what happened to a couple in Michigan. A demolition crew was given the wrong address, and all that remained of a grandmother's old home was a cement slab. But the amazing thing was … Continue reading But What About the Memories?