Vacuum bags and lightening your load

Ever explore how full and gross a used vacuum bag can be?  Ok, I know.  Why would anybody really do that unless they accidentally vacuumed something they needed to retrieve?  Or maybe someone’s doing this in a vacuum quality control lab somewhere for research purposes? Vacuum bags remind us--we need to lighten our load [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:51:14+00:00September 27th, 2017|All posts, Change|10 Comments

When Being Busy Leads to Missed Opportunities

Being busy can lead to missed opportunities for encouraging others. I’m often busy...with family, work, ministry, volunteering, etc.  You’re busy, so you know what I mean.  We’re rushing from here to there, trying to keep up with our never-ending to-do lists. Being busy isn’t always bad, but it can sometimes cause problems. How [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:51:52+00:00May 31st, 2017|All posts, Change, Parenting|0 Comments

Television Theme Songs! Who Knew?

Television theme songs have a somewhat surprising power about them.  They're "just" theme songs.  Yet, they often have memorable lyrics and melodies, and they remind us of characters and stories that bring us joy and inspire us. Who knew television theme songs could be so encouraging?! Remember these famous television theme songs… Here’s [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:52:25+00:00February 25th, 2017|All posts, Change|0 Comments

Caught in a Hit and Run

Caught in a Hit and Run This story ends well—well, better than a story about a hit and run might normally end.  Let me tell you what happened… It was 6:00 on Friday.  I was on the way to meet Stephen, my husband, for our date night dinner at Outback Steakhouse.  Everything was [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:52:39+00:00January 21st, 2017|All posts, Encouragement|5 Comments