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Life is Difficult

"Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things." Henry Ward Beecher The simplest statements are often the most profound. Several years ago the opening sentence of M. Scott Peck's book, The Road Less Traveled, stunned me. All he simply wrote was, "Life is
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Consistency Produces Security

"There is harmony and consistency in all God's works." By J. Lathrop When I was a young Mom I learned the value of traditions. Celebrating holidays with the same traditions year after year began to breed security in my children. They expected homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas m
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Worth the Wait

"There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream." Author Unknown A marathon is 26.2 miles. I had no idea how far that really was until I trained to run one. If you were to ask me how in the world I did it, the simplest answer is,
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Complaining Kills Contentment

  "Don't complain that you are not getting what you want.  Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!"Source Unknown             "I don't have enough time in
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Comparison Crushes Contentment

"Comparison is the death of joy." Mark Twain Women are notorious for comparing themselves with others. We compare how we look with other women-the shape and weight of our bodies, the style of our hair, and when you get to be my age, how many wrinkles are etche
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Covetousness Crushes Contentment

  You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled." 
Charles Spurgeon A few years ago, my family toured the place of our son's e
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Courage To Be Me

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?
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