Best Life . . .Lifelines

Best Life . . .Lifelines

3 Simple Truths from Walking the Yellow Brick Road

3 Simple Truths from Walking the Yellow Brick Road

This spring afternoon felt like another dismal fall-like day.  And when those types of days come around, if you’re anything like me, you start feeling discouraged. I like to turn days like this around.  How, you ask?  Well, it usually means brewing a good pot of steaming coffee, baking some of Grandma Thelma’s gingersnaps, and […]

Waiting for the Rest

Waiting for the Rest

As a child, growing up in Southwest Iowa, I spent a lot of time outside amidst the beautiful butterflies, the fuzzy yellow jacket bees, and the bright dragon flies that hovered and buzzed over the lush green grass and flowers that grew outside the patio door. In our big kitchen with the windows facing the […]

Six Soul Cleaning Steps

Six Soul Cleaning Steps

Soul Cleaning is a much-needed attempt to clear out your heart and mind and get you in a better place to walk away refreshed and restored. In scripture, we will often read the cries of a distressed heart from King David.  After David has been in sin, he cries out to God and says … […]

What Do You Value Most

What Do You Value Most

    As I sit at my desk looking out at the dark dreary day, I ponder this one question:  What do I value most? Friend, I wish I could sit down with you and person after person, and listen to each and everyone’s deep down heart- answer. Some answers would be football and basketball.  […]

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Blazing a New Trail

Blazing a New Trail

                          Listen to this scripture from Hebrews 12:1-2 (MSG) “ Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No […]

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The Wedding

The Wedding

                        This past weekend was bitterly cold with winds whipping through the little grove sending a biting chill through your body.  No matter how many times I stand in front of the little church mid-winter, I can’t quite get used to the frigid wind. […]

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Along the Way

Along the Way

  I see life as a journey.  An adventure.  A road. Along the road I’ve been traveling, there have been people. This past week I’ve met them, stopped to rest and chat, have listened, have observed, have learned and have pondered. The journey emits facets like a beautiful piece of crystal, brought out into the […]

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Joey and Rory

Joey and Rory

      I’ve cried this prayer out to God in the back room of my home.  Looking out across the grove, into the fields where corn or soybeans usually stand, but winter has covered it with a white blanket of snow, I question God in my angry moments , “Why?  Why are there so […]

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7 Steps to Building Your Self Confidence

7 Steps to Building Your Self Confidence

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A Verse a Day to Build Self Confidence

A Verse a Day to Build Self Confidence

        A Verse For Each Day of the Week to Help You Build Your Confidence Level   Download Your Encouraging Scriptures Here:  A Verse For Each Day of the Week