He smelled so clean and fresh as I lifted him out of the bathtub. I nestled my nose into his chubby little neck and placed a big, juicy kiss on him. He squealed with joy and slowly wrestled out of my arms to run down the hall naked. These moments are some of my favorite with my grandkids.
Often our strongest memories are linked to our sense of smell. Here’s why…..
Can you hear it?
A long pause followed that unusual question from my sweetheart. We were standing out in our yard after several days of blustery winds, harsh temperatures and ten inches of snow. This particular spring morning, we applauded the crisp blue sky and warmth from the sun. A few steps into our walk, I noticed the crunching of snow under foot. We stepped up our walk to warm ourselves up and my sweetheart says, “Can you hear it?”
We both stopped walking. Nothing….
Sight is one of the life-giving senses God gives us. Join me in discovering new landscapes, with “new eyes” right in our own backyard.
What is screaming for your attention? Is it a deadline at work? Family obligations? Our lives are incredibly full, demanding and hectic, we crave relief, serenity, and harmony.
What if there was a way to start your day that could lead to more peace and gratitude? Learn to start your day with a simple tool that leads you to peace and calm.
Many years ago my grandfather asked what I wanted from Santa Clause. I proceeded to share my self-indulgent list of gifts I wished for. With irritation, he responded, “You know, money doesn't grow on trees! You want too many things, we’re gonna need a tree that grows money to buy you all the gifts you want.”
I had no idea what I had done wrong, but I had this sense that I had done something. My face flushed bright red and I felt sick to my stomach.
As an adult, I am aware that money does not grow on trees. At times, I wished I could find such a tree. Today, there is something else that grows on trees. Read more
Thanksgiving and Christmas can be overwhelming and stressful for families. The obligatory parties, pageants, recitals, food (lots of it), smells and sounds can trigger painful AND endearing memories for many. The Holiday season can invoke a concoction of feelings, to say the least.
There she was. Devastated. Rejected. Worn out and hopeless.
Her drug dealer boyfriend returned back to his ex-wife. She felt like she’d been sucker punched. It took her to her knees and she didn’t get up for weeks.
Despite her despair, she found hope! Find out how she did it.
If you love someone struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction problem, you know it is a terrible disease that directly impacts that person’s life and relationships. If it happens to be your spouse fighting drug dependency, you not only watch from afar but fight for recovery from the front lines.