Aug 22

August 22, 2016

AppleJOhn15

Pruning: taking away the good

  A photo of the pruned tree from our visit to the orchard. July included a trip to my favorite apple orchard to pick up my buckets of fresh cherries to freeze. My grandchildren were with me, so instead of the normal quick in and out, we spent some time meandering around the orchard. The apples trees were overflowing with apples doing their work to become ripe.  But I was amazed to see countless apples laying on the ground, underneath…

Posted in Biblical LIfe Coach, Christian Speaker, Recognize and Remember

Aug 13

August 13, 2016

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When you don’t know what to do

There are times in our lives where we simply don’t know what to do.   We seek the answer by what we know to do – for me this means searching scripture, praying, asking others and trusting our “gut feeling” – and still have no clear direction of what to do.  It is a frustrating place to be and when you find yourself in this position, there are no clear answers. When I find myself in the place where I…

Posted in A Sunday Thought, Biblical LIfe Coach, Recognize and Remember, Trusting God

Aug 7

August 7, 2016

Joseph's success

Defining Success – Joseph’s story

We love successful people – we love their passion, their stories of how they never gave up and pushed through many obstacles to achieve their success.  Typically, when we see successful people it is when they have made it; they are wearing the medal or the crown or the title!  We wish that we were as successful as them. A devotion I did a few years back, has been swirling around in my mind again lately.  It is about Joseph,…

Posted in A Sunday Thought, God's faithfulness, Recognize and Remember

Jul 23

July 23, 2016

Fear1

When you are afraid

A Sunday Thought: I love sharing God’s word and I was delighted to speak at a Mugs & Muffins Bible Study that is held at a local Pittsburgh Church during the summer.  My study was on fear and The Widow of Zarephath found in 1 King 17:7-16. One of the most common commands of the Bible is to not be afraid—over and over again, the Lord tells His people to not fear because He is with them. God does not want…

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Jul 7

July 7, 2016

john1010b

Who is my real enemy?

In the past weeks, I have found myself dealing with “life stuff.”  Life seems like it is  going along fairly well, then I find that I am overwhelmed with living with a chronic illness, or sad at relationships that need to be healed or longing to be with my parents again. If I am not careful, I can find myself discouraged very quickly. I felt those familiar waves of discouragement come across my mind recently and had to remind myself…

Posted in Biblical LIfe Coach, Faith

Jun 29

June 29, 2016

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Pouring In to Pour Out

This seems to be a statement that I say often as I coach – “You can’t continue to pour out, if you have nothing pouring into you.” Are you feeling empty, like all you do is to pour out for others?  Then Life Coaching is a great tool to pour into yourself so you have more to give others. Your first coaching session is free – so pour into yourself for a change and have more to pour into others….

Posted in Biblical LIfe Coach, Recognize and Remember

Jun 25

June 25, 2016

memePs78

Telling of God’s faithfulness

I have spent the last couple of weeks with my family – our daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren. Some of the time was spent in our home along with a few days in the mountains of West Virginia. Throughout our time together, I found myself sitting back in utter amazement at the family God has blessed us with.  Each couple is uniquely different and approaches life from their gifting and personality.  Even though there is great love among us – it…

Posted in Family, God's faithfulness, Recognize and Remember

Jun 13

June 13, 2016

perfecthome

Share your imperfect home with others

You know the old saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”, I heard that often over 18 years as I awaited a fireplace in our great room.  Eighteen (yes, 18) years ago, my husband built our home and we moved into a very unfinished home.  My husband is a contractor by trade, so often our projects got put on the back burner while he worked on other’s projects.  To his credit, he did great work as he finished projects in…

Posted in Family, Home, Uncategorized

May 23

May 23, 2016

May 1

May 1, 2016

matt711

Good Gifts

I love to give and receive gifts. Since becoming a Grammie, I love shopping the clearance racks to find deals on gifts for my grandchildren.  My 3 year old granddaughter knows that I love to shower her (and her brother and cousins) with grammie gifts.   A recent conversation between my granddaughter and her mama went like this… My Daughter:Your 3 year old granddaughter already has you figured out… She was pretending to talk on her phone, then hung it…

Posted in A Sunday Thought, Recognize and Remember