10/31/15 Without an anchor, it is hard to survive the storms in life. It's worth its weight in gold. The anchor of a ship is made for the storm. God is our anchor of grace and hope when times are turbulent. We all have unlimited potential, blessings that cannot be contained, and an anchor of hope in the One who can calm the seas of a hurricane.
10/30/15 We all have an occasional temptation to binge on drama and negativity. It is the gentle balancing act with positivity that steers us back on course. Dismantle fear, anger, and resentment by aligning with God's peaceful presence. Resist going over the cliff into the abyss of judgment and gossip.
10/29/15 Most of us focus on the things we haven't done rather than all the positive things already accomplished. True self-worth is not just valued by the worthy things done, but by the little things along the way that make a difference. For everything we think we have missed, we have gained something else that may have been denied.
10/28/15 When we focus on the abundance of today, we are able to let go of the regrets of the past. Celebrate the passage of each day in order to reinforce the feeling that we are always right where we belong. Everything does happen for a reason if we understand that the people we meet are there to guide and teach, whether as a lesson or a warning.
10/27/15 Attempts at originality can feel forced, but authenticity has appeal that never fails to please. When we give whatever it is we need to share truthfully, it will be received well. When we share what we think others need to hear, it sounds like a foreign language. If it is honestly authentic, it will feel original.
10/26/15 It is sometimes hard to forget the ones who gave us so much to remember. Grief is a spiritual necessity, not a sign of weakness. Our emotions can become like the ocean, ebbing and flowing through memories of the missing presence we once knew so well. Grief is an expression that we loved well.
10/25/15 A person's past doesn't determine their future behavior. People change. God is rich in love and mercy. A failure is just a missed opportunity. God shows His grace to the graceless. He never rules us out of a great future despite any mistakes made, because His grace is greater and His forgiveness is divine.
10/24/15 If there's no change there's something strange. God has graced us a heart transplant by removing our fear, guilt and condemnation, replacing it with gratitude, love, and humility. We live in the most remarkable world, rich with mysteries ever unfolding before us. God alone is accomplishing so much we don't know, but it is good.
10/23/15 There is a purpose behind our pain and a solution to every problem. God uses our daily situations and problems to develop our character. We each face different circumstances 24 hours a day. We learn from the trials of others what we would never learn on our own. There is a great plan evolving.
10/22/15 Stumbling is not fatal. Failure to learn from it, can cause unnecessary misery. Instead of giving up, look up. When we ask sincerely for help, God is there waiting. We refocus our attention and realize our vulnerabilities in order to succeed and press on in faith.