How is lament different than grief?

“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” – John 16:22 Steve and I have both individually experienced profound life-altering loss, and we are living out God’s promise that He will use our sorrows to comfort […]

  • 3/29/21

I can’t be used unless I’m broken. What am I?

“I can’t be used unless I’m broken. What am I?” The answer, of course, is an egg. A simple egg holds such profound truth! To have empathy, you must have life experience – the hard knocks of walking on this planet. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of someone else because […]

  • 2/27/21

A Box of 64

I see things differently – I see things as resources I think things differently – I see unlimited possibilities I do things differently – I generate endless ideas I strive to be creative – I have continual ideas rolling around in my mind I bring my creativity to work – I use my creativity to […]

  • 12/13/20

The Art of Giving Gifts of Simple Beauty Nature Provides

If you are having trouble thinking of a gift for someone, consider giving them something you have grown or something they can grow!  Most communities have garden shops and greenhouses that are filled with great plants and accessories.  Here are a few ideas to start you on your way to finding the perfect gift and […]

  • 12/13/20

Design Your Life

Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”  I’m sure you would agree that 2020 has been a very difficult year.  Much of “normal” life has been torn away and ushered in the most changes to our culture in the history of […]

  • 12/10/20

The Light of the World

Light is our most important source of energy. Without it there would be nothing. Light is the most valuable resource we have. Light is one of the first things God created. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2The earth was unformed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and […]

  • 12/08/20

What’s Your Life Verse?

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord (Jesus) with all your heart and mind. Do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In ALL your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge God, and He will direct and make your paths plain and straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Proverbs 3:5-6 are the verses from God’s […]

  • 11/06/20

Will the Magic Kingdom be Your Eternal Destination?

The Urban Legend About Scattering Human Ashes at Disney Is True, and It’s Worse Than We Thought  There’s so much wrong with this story.  To start, STOP using the term human ashes!!!  It’s a CREMATED BODY!!! Scattering a loved one’s cremated body at an amusement park is just part of a systemic problem that’s not […]

  • 11/02/18

Are You Ready to Live With Momentum?

Dear Friends, Seasons are definitely one of the things that mark those of us who live in Northern IL.  Summer is known for hot sticky days, fresh corn, and garden tomatoes.  I hope you have been enjoying some of the things summer has to offer because autumn is knocking at our doors.  We have been […]

  • 8/09/18

Cemeteries “Where Stories Live”

The Past is Behind Learn From It.• The Future is Ahead, Prepare For It. • The Present is Here, Live In It What comes to your mind when you drive by a cemetery? Do you think it’s a morbid place full of sadness? Maybe you think it’s a place that’s obsolete because “We don’t bury, […]

  • 6/29/18
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