The power & consequences of your FIRST FIVE choices of the day.

  I am convinced that the first five choices we make in the morning have the ability to set the tone for the entire day.   I’m not talking about automatic habits like having a cup of coffee, I’m referring to: Physical Spiritual Emotional  and Relational decisions we make after waking up. Do we choose…

Sadness & Joy-1 Peter 4:10

The sports world is mourning the deaths of two men this morning:  legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, 87, and the Miami Marlins’ star pitcher Jose Fernandez, 24.    Both men were famous for their talent, admired for their life stories, but most importantly they were loved for their joyful hearts. The world could use more heroes like these….

Imagining a vibrant future..

Last night, my husband and I went into the city to watch a ballroom dancing competition.  I didn’t realize how touching and motivational the experience would be. Almost all of the competing couples were women partnered with their coaches. So these are basically women who love to dance, who practice at area studios, hiring their…

When strangers treat you like family..

My daughter called me yesterday on her way home from work.  “You’ll never believe what just happened to me!” she said with an air of incredulity in her voice.  She had stopped at PUBLIX to buy some groceries and pick up a cake for an event at the office today. Mid-check-out, she realized she had left…

The art of prayer

When your daughter goes on vacation and texts you the following pictures after her flight into the jungle, you’d better know how to pray. Annoyingly,  my prayers at moments like these probably sound more like a toddler begging for candy at the store… “PLEEEASE, OH PLEESSAAAEEE Lord keep my child safe- can you? can you…

Courage

Have you ever lost sight of the shore? My husband and I were out on our small boat, heading off to fish beyond the reef, when a sudden shift in the wind blew thick smoke from inland brush fires out to sea completely obliterating any view of the coast. I was immediately terrified..all landmarks  were…