Forgiveness: A Path To Happiness

Holding resentment and anger toward another festers in your heart and chokes out what happy seeds you may try to plant there. As long as you have bitter feelings for another, you cannot be truly happy. Likewise, when you feel shame or guilt for your own actions,...
Happiness Is What You Make It

Happiness Is What You Make It

My husband and I had several conversations over the weekend about our holiday plans. Because his mother’s health is quite poor, she and my father-in-law won’t be joining us for Christmas like they have the past several years. And because they love their parents and...
A Child’s Prayer

A Child’s Prayer

This is a parable about prayer. I have two young boys, one has special needs and the other is just special. They balance each other out and keep my days very full of adventure. They are also very different in nature. Each says their prayers before bed but those...
Charity is Kind

Charity is Kind

It seems we don’t have to look far in today’s world to find heartbreaking examples of hatred, greed, prejudice and pain. Why is this? How has our world become so self-centered that we can not look beyond ourselves and see how our actions might affect someone else? How...
Charity Suffereth Long

Charity Suffereth Long

When was the last time you had to wait, really wait, for something you didn’t think you should have? Be it pizza delivery or a long prayed for pregnancy that never seems to come, we all have moments in our lives that seem long. To God’s perspective it doesn’t seem but...

Happiness at Home

Having a happy home, one where we and our children feel safe and secure, is probably our most noble desire. I did not grow up in one, though I have happy memories that stand out in their purity and sweetness against a dark backdrop. I can’t change the past,...
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