Choosing to smile

Regular readers of this blog have enjoyed reading Henry Petty's guest blog posts. Henry hosts his own YouTube vlog as well as a WordPress blog. I've known Henry since college and have watched him grow spiritually, professionally, and personally. He's a loyal friend and generous person, but I believe his best quality is his ability... Continue Reading →

The jar

About six months ago, I invited my former college suitemates to spend the day at our home. We hiked, reminisced, and fried catfish with the help of my handy husband. One of the girls had the idea to create jars of encouragement for one another. Each of us decorated a jar, and then we spent... Continue Reading →

Keeping it simple

I have not read The Hunger Games, and I don't intend to see the movie, either. I don't clip coupons, hunt for them online, or keep up with which business is offering freebies. I don't make my own laundry detergent, and  would not concern myself with properly sewing on a button unless my life depended... Continue Reading →

Getting the morning back

Yesterday I had a relentless migraine that materialized before I ever got out of bed. My goal was to complete my last research paper for graduate school by bedtime yesterday; I finished six of eight pages, but I decided I'd be better off finishing it minus the nausea, pain, and throbbing which overwhelmed me. I... Continue Reading →

Keep em separated

Having gone through several events which are less than honorable, or difficult to talk about, or painful for others to come to terms with--divorce, bankruptcy, drug and alcohol addiction of those I love, to name a few--I've learned that those who truly love me share in sorrows and in joys, regardless of how well their... Continue Reading →

Questions of light

Special thanks to Sarah Klesko of Truthlets and Thoughtbits for serving as today's guest contributor. How often do we accept our blessings with pure joy? How often is our gratitude lined with feelings of guilt and unworthiness? Do you believe you deserve the good in your life or are you ridden with shame, guilt and... Continue Reading →

Joy and gratitude: my friend, Henry Petty

My friend since college, Henry Petty, is one of the most light-hearted, joyful people I know. It's not because his life has been easy or because he's achieved every single goal he set for himself  or because he is  spoiled rotten. It's because he chooses to be joyful and to be grateful for what God's... Continue Reading →

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