Getting a Fresh Outlook

Our relocation to a new place stank. No, literally. Sour odors and musty smells haunted me from every corner of the house. I scrubbed until my eyes nearly swelled shut. After hiring someone to help clean, I found more layers of dirt lingering. The dust kept showing up. Baseboards, French doors,…

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Personal Growth From Reading About Others

Libraries and bookstores list quite a different set of books in the inspirational category. On a stroll through the aisles of any such purveyor of literature, one may find theology textbooks, Bibles, studies, and devotionals. I treasure the spiritual value these publications provide. For me, such books exceed the term inspirational.…

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How to Maintain Career Balance

In our current series on living with brilliant balance, we've examined several foundational aspects to set as priorities. Today's video examines the following keys to maintaining balance with regard to career: Recognize your job, career, and calling. Know when they differ, what to do when they conflict, and how they may…

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Complete Refresh for Spring

This Sunday, we turn our clocks forward to signify the launch of a new season. Though most of us dread losing an hour of sleep, the onset of spring brightens the world with blessings in such abundance we can soon forget its first groggy dawn. As we put our dark wintry…

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Read Yourself into the Christmas Season

  As promised, the links to the books mentioned in today's video are as follows: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas by Ace Collins I also referenced the movie,┬áSaving Christmas, by Kirk Cameron. Despite the low budget of this production, its…

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3 Beautiful Gifts Awaiting You Today

I love gifts. I look forward to doling out candy next week in exchange for the opportunity to greet fairies, Jedi knights, and charming little zombies. One month later, Thanksgiving will bring comfort food and the blessing of shared company. Sixty-one days from now, the best day of the year arrives…

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Season’s Tidings

Dust laden rays settle over our summer's final weeks. As dusk falls upon our warmest season, a crisp breeze lurks on the horizon. Pumpkin and spice scents creep nearer as the tropical colors fade to a dull amber wash.┬áLast month's warm ocean waves lapping at my ankles now recede into memory.…

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