The Gift of Time

This phrase brings two images into my mind every time I hear it.  One of them is that each day is a gift.  It may not always feel like the best gift, you may even wonder where the receipt is so you could exchange it.  Maybe you could get a day at the beach instead?!?…

Just What I Needed

If you’ve been reading my posts over the last few years, you know that life has felt kind of overwhelming at times.   It has even felt at times like there was no way to get out from under this huge cloud over me. Here’s a quick recap for those who dont know:  I had…

Serving Souls or Eating Crow

Today is Day 1 of our “Zip It: The Keeping it Shut 40 Day Challenge” by Karen Ehman.  We have a Facebook group if you would like to join us.  There are almost 3,000 participants! The very first day is about realizing the power of our words.  The words Karen used that stuck with my…

Listen Love Repeat

Today is LAUNCH DAY!!! I’m so excited for others to get to read this book now!!!  It is such a beautifully written book, filled with such simple ideas that you can’t help but do them.  Everything from giving a bottle of water to your mail delivery person, to loving the prickly people in your life. …

Prayer Prompts

I have been reading Karen Ehman’s blog and following her on Facebook for a while now.  And she does something that is just so simple, but so powerful.  She talks about it in her newest book “Listen, Love, Repeat.”  I love how she does it!  She has this daily routine of praying for those around…

Prickly or Plush

As I was reading (finally!) the chapter for this week from Karen Ehman’s newest book “Listen, Love, Repeat“, I was reminded of a sweet elderly lady we met a few years ago. Karen tells us of this curmudgeonly old neighbor of hers that was, well, pretty mean.  He chased animals.  He yelled at kids.  But…

Confessions!

Okay, so I am a little behind on the launch team posting for Karen Ehman’s Listen, Love, Repeat.  Sorry!  We went on vacation and then came home to a broken furnace (I live in central BC, Canada, and its October people!), and I homeschool, so life has been about the basics these last 2 weeks….

Invest in Yourself by Investing in Others

I have been reading Karen Ehman’s new book “Listen, Love, Repeat” these last few weeks, and it has inspired me to try and return to investing in others again. Life can become so consuming with daily tasks, the mundane things that we have to do: school, laundry, house cleaning, cooking.  Those things that you kind…

Appreciation

I’ve mentioned before that I am reading Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman.  And the world seems to be joining in.  My Facebook wall has been like reading a wall of blessings.   I have one friend that kissed a lot of toads before she found her one true prince.  And she takes the time from…

Our Gathering Place

I am smack in the middle of week 1 of the Listen, Love, Repeat launch party.  This week we have been challenged to post a photo of somewhere in our house that people gather. Sadly, this house does not have a kitchen island.  But I have smooshed a really large table into our kitchen!  It’s…