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What Does the Golden Rule Not Mean

Have you ever thought what The Golden Rule does not mean? If you haven’t, you can not only be robbing yourself of joy, but festering bitterness. You were probably taught... Read More

How Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop Steals Your Joy

There are lots of things to steal your joy, and waiting for the other shoe to drop is a big one. Last week I was feeling a little under the... Read More

Are You Looking for a Shortcut?

In our little town there is a train station that sits at the end of a line of quaint shops and restaurants. Across from the station is an outdoor market.... Read More

Your To Do List and God’s To Do List

I’m sure that everyone has a to do list. It may be a list that you physically write down, or it may be a list that you keep in your... Read More

How to Hold onto the Child Within

Robert and I took our first small trip since, BC – before Covid, which seems like centuries ago as opposed to only 15 months ago. Our destination was Pella, Iowa... Read More

The Present and Future Joy that Jesus Gives

Jesus said, “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.” This complete word means whole. So why... Read More

What Do the Four Stages of the Butterfly Have to Do with Me?

During one of our hikes, this lovely butterfly landed right in front of me. It posed for quite some time, enabling me to take this picture. Like me, maybe you... Read More

This is the Day the Lord Has Made – Today

Psalm 118:24 says: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, today. Watch or read. I feel... Read More

Are You Afraid Of Silence?

Are you afraid of silence? We live in a world filled with noise, especially if you live in an urban area. Silence should come as a welcome relief, no? (Read... Read More

Do You Believe in Unconditional Self-Love

I had the privilege to be invited on a podcast called Fit for Joy. The host asked me if I believed in unconditional love. That was easy. “Of course,” I... Read More