Reflective Encouragement

Smile Power

We hold within us the power to brighten a persons day from the inside out.   Really, it’s called smiling.  According to numerous studies every time we smile we reduce our stress level, reduce our blood pressure, and boost our immune system.   Of course the first noticeable result is the positive emotion that  bubbled up to […]

Personal Growth Reflective Encouragement

Behind the Triple M’s

A look at the triple M’s: Monuments, Museums, and Markers~ How do you appreciate historical connection points?  Which describes you best when you visit a historical location or go to a museum, quickly walk through or linger to spend time looking through all the details?   Living so close to our nations capital has given me […]

Reflections of Life

Is This Really Necessary?

Who else has looked to the heavens lately and asked “Is this really necessary?”  Maybe like me you already knew the answer was yes but just had to say it out loud to feel better.  If my plant had the ability to speak I’m sure it would have cried out the same thing to me […]

Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

What’s Your Perspective?

The world we live in is desperate for us to see it’s point of view.  When is the last time you sat back to think about your perspective and how it affects your daily life? How much do you think our perspective influences our life? Our perspective shapes our life. We develop our view of […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week #47 John 15:5

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches.   If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the bountiful harvest of  life; the fruits of our labor, the blessings of family and friends, and […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week #22 Romans 8:28

Am I the only one challenged by the statement by Paul that “in all things” the Lord works for the good of his people?   Really, all things in my life from the crazy, hurtful, disobedient, lovely, confusing, and …… he uses them all for good?  The words all and good are challenging my thinking […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week # 20 Matthew 28:19 -20

Theses words of Jesus found in Matthew 28:19-20 are referred to as “The Great Commission”.  Jesus spoke these words to his disciples after His death and resurrection.  If we break down the verse for  simple memory and instruction purposes “The Great Commission” calls us: to Go, to Make and to Teach all nations as disciples […]

Reflections of Life Weekly Wellspring

Week #12 Wisdom Builder 2 Corinthians 7:10

Wow it is hard to believe this is the twelfth week of 2020 already!  Twelve treasure verses down and forty more left to discover this year.  This week we will reflect on 2 Corinthians 7:10 with the purpose of storing God’s word in our hearts. Godly sorrow.  What does it mean to you?  Can you […]