The Moment When I Learned How to Let My Light Shine

shine light print

Most anyone who knows me knows how much the words “shine” and “inner light” and “shine your light” means to me.  When I saw Dayspring’s new Everlasting Light product line I was so excited and could not wait to shop. I love anything that has stars or “shine” on it. I love my new Shine […]

Comparing shrinks your awesomeness

comparison is the thief of joy quote

There are times I feel like I am living in the movie “Groundhog Day”. You know where the guy wakes up to the same day over and over and over again…  Most days I am happy with that. I have plenty to do to keep me busy. I have goals and dreams and a thousands […]

What serving others is really all about

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” - Marvin J. Ashton

Each year for the past few years I have chosen a word to be my focus or theme for the year.  It is my big goal, my main focus and what I try to prioritize in all my decisions during the year.  In the past my theme words have been things like shine, bloom, balance […]

How God works things out for our good

Romans 8:28

I had posted on my personal Facebook late Friday night/early yesterday morning how excited, grateful and blessed that I was feeling about several things that were coming up and how so many things were falling in place that I have been working, hoping, praying and dreaming about. I had no idea just how evident that […]

Why we should love the rain like the birds do…

Why we should love the rain like the birds do - After the rain a rainbow

A lot of people do not like the rain. The gloomy, grey skies seem to sour their mood. It is an inconvenience to be out and about as you are getting wet and dodging puddles. It just seems to make the days longer and slower. We have a storm moving up the Atlantic coast that […]

Choosing grace instead of regret from our mistakes


Recently I have been haunted by a choice I made a while back. There were circumstances that I let influence my choice. I listened to my feelings and my fears instead of waiting on God’s instruction. I was only focused on the present and I did not consider at how this choice could affect everything […]

Happy, happy vs Joy, joy? #iBloom

I am a couple weeks behind on my weekly iBloom iChoose2 Love my life posts. :/   Ch 9 is about “Choosing Joy”. I admit I procrastinated writing this one because it’s a tough one for me. The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting. – C.S. Lewis […]

I think it’s about Forgiveness… #iBloom

A wise one said, “We are most like God when we forgive.” It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive. Yet that is what we are called upon to do – to forgive everyone for everything. And the reward? In this life, the reward for forgiveness is your own happiness. Unconditional universal forgiveness is the key to your […]