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Quieting the Soul

Quieting your mind, will and emotions.

A Healthy Legacy

In my life, I have been blessed with a family that values the health of our physical bodies. My parents raised my two sisters and I to appreciate our bodies and take care of them through physical activity and nutrition.  My mom made home-cooked meals every night and we always ate together as a family.  […]

It’s Better to Give

There are only a couple of weeks left until Christmas!  December is probably the busiest month of the year between shopping, entertaining, church activities, traveling to see relatives, and finishing up year-end projects for work.  With all of the rushing around, how do we keep our focus on the holiday itself and what it means?  […]

An Anxious Heart

For its December 5, 2011 issue, Time Magazine’s cover boasted the bold statement: “Why Anxiety is Good for You.” Of course, there was a small asterisk attached. It further explained “As long as you know how to use it.” Being a worrywart myself, I had to get my hands on this article.  If you’re like […]

What TO Wear

I love to watch the TLC show What Not to Wear.  If you’ve never seen it, friends and family nominate someone to go to New York for a week and get a complete makeover- clothes (a $5,000 Visa gift card included!), hair, and makeup.  On the face of it, the premise is just to make […]

Think About Such Things

The dictionary defines the verb complain as expressing feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment. As humans we find ourselves complaining about any number of things: our friends, our spouses, our kids, our siblings, our parents, our co-workers, ourselves.  We can’t change other people, although we’d like to think so and would definitely like to try. […]

Daily Grind

It’s 6AM and you have stopped snoozing your alarm.  Waking from your deep sleep, you have but one thing on your mind: coffee. And lots of it. Just the mere thought of holding the warm cup in your hands is enough to propel you to the shower to start your day.  Oliver Wendell Holmes once […]

got books?

Pen. Paper. Books. Newspapers. Magazines. They all sound like things of the past with our culture today. Computers. Email. Kindles. E-zines. Television. That sounds better, right? Or at least more familiar.  With so many bright and shiny things to choose from, it’s no wonder we are bringing about a more fast-paced, technology-driven generation than ever […]

Season of Thanks

This past Sunday, November 19, was World Toilet Day.  Yes, you read that right – Toilet Day.  I heard about it on the radio on the way to church and my first response was to laugh.  It sounds like something a fraternity made up.  Then I heard the rest of the story.  World Toilet Day […]


Meditation.  The word conjures up images of a yogi on a mountaintop, his legs crossed and his eyes closed, serenely letting the world go by without him.  However, meditation is a practice frequently mentioned in the Bible as a way to draw closer to God.   In Joshua 1:8, God commands, “Do not let this Book […]

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