Best Life . . .Lifelines

Best Life . . .Lifelines

Looking Back for God Moments

Looking Back for God Moments

As each year is ushered out with the ringing in of the New Year, I take time to contemplate on life … my life, my job, my family, my friends, and God’s goodness. I look back at the months and ask myself …  where did God meet me? Did I find Him in moments of […]

The Peace of Christmas

The Peace of Christmas

It never fails.  When I get to the Christmas season, I begin to do some comparison shopping.  No, I don’t mean the kind where I’m looking to see if Target has a better sale than Walmart.  I mean, the kind where I look to see … how is everyone else handling things?  How are my relatives, […]

Your Best Life December Calendar

Your Best Life December Calendar

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10 Tips to a Peaceful Christmas

10 Tips to a Peaceful Christmas

Sometimes in the busyness of the season, we become frantic trying to grasp what we believe is “the perfect” Christmas eve. For years, people have tried to dictate the perfect gifts to give, the perfect Christmas card to create, the perfect cookies to bake, and the perfect meal to make. We’ve tried it all and here’s […]

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Thanksgiving Attitudes

Thanksgiving Attitudes

Thanksgiving is a day for friends and family.  We invite people to our homes, cook up huge amounts of food and look at the past year to recite our many blessings that God has bestowed upon us. As a little child, growing up in southwest Iowa, we invited my extended family and everyone would pour […]

Dealing With Frustration

Dealing With Frustration

Over the past few weeks I asked God a question I’ve asked Him before.  I asked, “Do you ever feel sad that you created us?”  I wonder what He would say if He was walking next to us like He did with Adam and Eve. The election made some people angry, brought out the worst […]

3 Things That Irritated Christ

3 Things That Irritated Christ

                          So often in life we have things that bug us.  Things that make us irritable and mad.   Things that make us wonder why people act the way they do. When those moments in time come around, I try to look at Christ’s […]

A Month to Be Thankful

A Month to Be Thankful

Memorize a Thankful Verse-a-Week The Month of November ☐ Monday, October 31 – Psalm 69:30 (NAS) “I will praise the name of God with song, and shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.” ☐ Monday, November 7 – Colossians 3:15 (NAS) “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; […]

What’s Holding You Back

What’s Holding You Back

This past week I enjoyed a day watching my granddaughter, Cordelia. Cordie’s hair is light blonde with natural curl, and from the back, she looks like howw my middle daughter, Chandra did when she was two and a half.  In certain moments, I find myself back in time … remembering. But on this sleepy, dark […]

How Do You Handle the Ugly

How Do You Handle the Ugly

        As I look out my office window, I see the changing of the season.  No longer do the hummingbirds buzz and flit about on the deck, nor do the butterflies sway subtly in the breeze.  Instead, there is a crisp wind blowing through the front door here at the farm. The […]