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Progress By “Slips of the Tongue”

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."  Samuel Johnson I just got done doing some rhyming words with my 7 year old. That may sound like a simple thing for most 7 year olds, but here's the deal- I'm so stinkin' proud of her for doing so good ...

Persistence, the “Secret” Ingredient

"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 3:14 Success and victory in life are attained by persistently following thru in the process of becoming stronger and better, of learning and implementing the things we're ...

Who Manages Your Happiness?

There is more than one thing that can make me do a violent face palm.  One thing that gets me going almost without fail, though, is when I hear myself or my kiddos making excuses about something, and all our excuses have everything to do with other people doing or ...

The Motive Behind Doing What I Do

A few evenings ago, I opened up iBooks on my phone and read for a bit before rolling over and going to sleep.  I've been thinking about and processing through what I read the last couple days. What I read was an article on "going the extra mile" with ...

People Long To Be Valued!

People want to be valued.  I’m learning it again.   The last little while, our family has been around a big “smorgasbord” of people.    We were out of town last week with the business that my husband is in and stayed at a ...

What Brings You Energy?

What is it when someone asks you to do or help with that makes you smile and anticipate doing it? What do you love to do? What do people ask you questions about? What is it that doesn’t feel like work to you? What could you do every day and get energy from doing it and ...