Does Gratitude Work?

Gratitude.  Does it work? I’ve heard for many years that being “thankful” will help change your life. I just read a book that I couldn’t put down, A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life by John Kralik. Here was a man in his fifties, twice divorced, losing his…

Voting and Praying for America

We are in a Presidential election year and there has never been one with such discord, contention, strife, dissension, opposition, harshness, inconsistency, name calling and general hatefulness. I don’t think these types of campaigns please God. In fact, I’m sure of it. So what are we to do? On March 30, 1863 – in the…

Beauty is Beautiful

About seven months ago, both of my web sites were hacked.  For some reason, people enjoy to randomly break into other people’s web sites. It is so frustrating.  My husband, who is computer savvy, had to finally hire and pay someone to fix them.  At one point, we thought we would have to literally scrap…

What Christmas Is All About

Fifty years ago, A Charlie Brown Christmas was first broadcast on American television. Some network executives thought it would be ignored, while others worried that quoting the Bible would offend viewers. Some wanted its creator, Charles Schulz, to omit the Christmas story, but Schulz insisted it stay in. The program was an immediate success and…

A Funny Christmas Story

With the beginning of December here, I have a feeling that most of you are beginning to get very frantic with all you have to do for Christmas. Isn’t it wonderful to know, though, that we don’t have to be perfect before God? Christmas usually brings hectic schedules, tired loved ones, crowded malls, and all…