Judgmental Not

So, what's the difference between making a judgment and being judgmental? Personally, I think the difference is mental.... it's all in the attitude. We make judgments all day long. What should I eat? Where should I go? What will I say? What do I think of such and such? What’s the best route to take …

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How Do You Smell?

(from the archives 3.12.12) GET A WHIFF OF THIS Americans spend billions of dollars a year on perfumes alone. That's not even counting all the aroma therapy, outlet scented plug-ins, bath oils, air fresheners, candles, soaps, lotions, men's cologne, etc. Overall, we really like our smells! Personally, I love to smell good, and I want …

The Average Blessing

There once was a girl named Julie. She lived in the town of Average. Average was a typical town complete with the basics. It had an OK place to eat called, “Your Average Diner,” a newspaper called, “The Average Gazette,” “Average Joe’s Barber Shop,” “Your Average Bear” Preschool, “Fair to Midland Real-Estate,” “The Law of …

On Track With Jesus

(from the archives, and good advice for every season of life!) The twenty-third Psalm may well be one of the most familiar passages in the Bible. The problem with that is, as human beings, we tend to take familiar things for granted. I know I do. Hmm, I just realized that the word family is …

The (Com) Passion of the Christ

Even though I miss my son terribly, I have decided against all logic to trust God right here, right now. This is the day the Lord has made... though I am having much trouble rejoicing in it, I will call upon the Creator of this day and ask Him to get me through it.

Year of NO Fear

I did it. I jumped into freezing cold water on purpose and for a purpose. As I said in my previous article a few weeks ago regarding the Polar Plunge, I was nervous. I had some other challenges the week of the jump, which helped to distract me from a full-blown- fear attack, so that …