We would like you to know that when we are in your presence it feels like a dark cloud approaching to block our positive way of seeing the world. We say a silent prayer when we see you coming. We offer sympathetic smiles to one another when you aren't looking. I have some tips for … Continue reading Dear Mr/Ms Negativity,
When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Ps 61:2)
In the town where I grew up, there is this church that puts a pretty float in all the parades. All the beautiful children ride on it and wave to the onlookers. You've seen those floats in your hometown parades. Presh. It is also the church with the preacher on the back screaming into a … Continue reading My Bullhorn
Written by our newly wed oldest daughter, Katie Kowalewski. Love her thoughts on this mundane task - Laundry. I love/hate it. I love it because, you know, clean clothes. I hate it because you have to wash, dry, and put all the clothes away. You have no choice but to do nothing but fold/hang each … Continue reading Laundry
Top 10 Daily Affirmations
The best affirmations are based in truth. The truth of who we are, what we have, what we do... We try to be sure that whatever we are affirming is based biblically. It may not be a direct quote from the Bible but we want it to be rooted in scripture. Unfortunately, the truth is … Continue reading Top 10 Daily Affirmations
I’m in a Hurry (and Don’t Know Why)
Seems like there is always a song in our hearts. An anthem that we are living our lives by. Unfortunately, my life song sometimes isn't one I'm proud of. It goes kinda like the old Alabama song, I'm in a hurry to get things done Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun All … Continue reading I’m in a Hurry (and Don’t Know Why)
Words of Wisdom
Seems like everywhere you turn now days, people have advice. Solicited and unsolicited. People have an opinion about us and how we should live our lives. Sometimes they offer good advice and sometimes the advice should be completely disregarded. This is my advice-o-meter: If you want advice about an area of life, find someone who … Continue reading Words of Wisdom
Are you present in the moment? Or are you worrying about things you can not control? Are you always thinking about what you need to do later? We do not live in the past. We do not live in the future. All we truly have and where we truly live is in the here and … Continue reading Mindfully Present
A Prayerful Life
Evangelist Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) wrote: “Some people think God does not like to be troubled with constant coming and asking. The only way to trouble God is not to come at all.” Moody also said, “We are not told that Jesus ever taught his disciples how to preach, but he taught them how to … Continue reading A Prayerful Life
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor … Continue reading Perspective
It will be okay.
"Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” – Isaiah 65:24 He is so eager to hear our prayers and respond to them that He already knows our needs BEFORE we ask. God is not only working now, he foresaw our need and began working toward its fulfillment before … Continue reading It will be okay.