You’ve Already Got Everything You Need!

When we look to God as provider, we are surrendering our independence and trusting someone else to meet our needs, over which we have no control. We need to fight the urge to take over and just let God be God, because He can provide for us better than we can. ~ Corallie Buchanan Know […]

Choose Peace for Your Life

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. ~ Marvin Gaye  Peace: it’s a word that’s been used and abused so much that its true meaning is muddled. In its purest form, peace is more powerful than dissent, anger, unforgiveness or hatred. It’s faster at restoring harmony than any […]

How to Make Quality Decisions

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Making quality decisions is a cornerstone for living a quality life. Of course, we all know that. But knowing and doing are two different things. I know I shouldn’t have dessert tonight, but … I know I should exercise […]

7 Essential Qualities of Strong Faith

Stay in the Word of God until you can see it so clearly on the inside that you don’t need to see it on the outside. ~ Gloria Copeland God is faithful. Most of us have heard that statement, but have we ever really considered what faith requires? It is certainly not for the faint […]

What to Do When Relationships Fail

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. ~ Hugh Mackay A friend’s daughter just found out her husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. She and the kids are devastated, shocked and angry. Sound familiar? My heart hurts for the people involved. How would you […]

God’s Christmas List for You

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven’s making. ~ Leigh Hunt Lists! At this time of […]

How to Cope with Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Help You Keep Your Peace

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~ Sydney J. Harris Have you noticed that the holidays seem to bring out the best … and worst … in people? It seems every friend, relative and client has a ‘Scrooge’ story to share. Spouses who don’t want the house decorated or […]

Defeat Perfectionism: How to Relax and Be Yourself

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. Strive for excellence, not perfection. ~ Jackson Brown I’ve told you before that I’m bossy. Luckily, I get away with it most of the time. I’ve got a supportive husband, and staff members that strive to please. But I have to […]

God’s Covenant of Love with You

Some theologians will tell you that God’s love is unconditional but…. Forget the “but”. God has no buts, and no ifs. God loves you unconditionally; his love is eternal and has no limits. ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana There’s a story in the Bible that always tugs at my heart. It illustrates the unprecedented love, mercy and […]

What to Do When Things Get Tough: Consider Jesus

Anything under God’s control is never out of control. ~ Charles Swindoll When someone asks how you’re doing, do you often respond, “I’m OK, considering the circumstances”? Are you so wrapped up in what’s going on around you that you forget what’s going on inside you? It’s easy to do, I’ll admit, but there is […]