• Reminders

    Who Needs Reminders?

    I hear it all the time. I forgot why I walked into this room! Every day.  Many times a day.  It’s nothing new. In every season, we all need reminders. In my last post, when I asked you if you’ve chosen Your Word for 2021, did you say to yourself, Nah . . . I don’t stick to it, so why fool with choosing a word? I’m thrilled to give you a solution!  Plan now to combat any future abandonment of your word. It’s easy to join Lisa at Lisa Notes for her  One Word 2021 Community.  I thought maybe you’d like to join with me in Lisa’s community.  When…

  • Word for Year 2021

    Your Word for 2021

    Did you have a merry Christmas?  Oh, I pray so.  If you’re in a tough season right now, could we call it a blessed Christmas at least?  When we praise God for His blessings, He turns the blessed feelings back to us.  Amen? Maybe you’re like others who are glad to get another milestone of 2020 behind us – and get closer to moving on to 2021 ahead.  And, by the way, could we not even have a calm Christmas in 2020?  Our peace could have taken a hit from the Nashville bombing, but we know the Source of true peace.  For believer/embracer sisters, our peace is in Christ.  Can…

  • Spiritual Seeds Planner

    The Spiritual Seeds Planner Package Winner Is . . .

    Happy hump day – and Spiritual Seeds Planner Package Winner Announcement Day!  🙂 For those of you that registered for the giveaway, thank you!  There were some who shared and commented on social media postings along the way (qualifying for the giveaway), those who don’t know me or any of you sister embracers who currently read along and embrace the seasons together. The social media sharing to “put the word out” about the giveaway was fun, and I found other women in hard seasons who need embracer sisters like you and me.  The social part is always my favorite.  That’s why I always await your comments on each post to…

  • What Makes Spiritual Seeds Different

    Get Your Free Fruit Basket

    Hi, friends!  I hope you’re having a great start to December! If you missed my Facebook Live video this afternoon, you can watch the replay here. I realize some of you don’t have a Facebook account, and that’s fine.  I understand!  I’ll give you the same information here in this post. NOTE:  If you find yourself completely confused about any of this post as you read through, please visit Monday’s post about the Spiritual Seeds Planner Package GIVEAWAY!  In short, I was itching to get started with my new Spiritual Seeds Planner – now and not wait until January.  I was thrilled to get an email from the Spiritual Seeds…

  • Spiritual Seeds Planner Giveaway

    Spiritual Seeds Planner Package GIVEAWAY!

    Welcome, December!!!  There are exciting things in store for us – this month and next year! You all have been very patient with me, and I thank you.  I apologize for not being present throughout 2020 to encourage you in every phase of our nationally turbulent season.  I thought of you as I prepared for Thanksgiving visitors last week and wondered how you were doing.  I prayed for all of you who might be in a very personal and specific (beyond COVID19 quarantine stuff) tough season. How hard it is to have a thankful posture when in a tough season!  As sister embracers, we must remember that God is for…

  • How To BE Without BEing Stressed!

    I’m afraid that I may have left you with the wrong impression in my last post (TO BE or NOT TO BE in 2019).  Did you take it that I said you should BE something spectacular?  To pile onto your already-filled-plate to BE more?  To BE better?  Maybe even to outBE others?  What pressure! Part of BEing who God wants us to BE is BEing at rest in Him. BEing at peace.  BEing content to simply BE who He calls us to BE. Yesterday This morning in my happy place (where it’s just God and me, alone without distraction), I was reading the passages and questions from a 50-day personal…

  • TO BE or NOT TO BE in 2019?

    TO BE or NOT TO BE in 2019

    Happy New Year!  It felt good to flip over my calendar this morning to a fresh new day, new month, and brand new year.  I hope you enjoyed your holidays (holy days) with family and friends.  I so enjoyed the chats with you on my Tree of Hope  post.  You continue to bless me with your sweet, supportive comments, prayers, and encouragements. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I continually ponder and pray about what God has for me next.  How about you? Surely you know that you are gifted with many talents.  Even if you think you lack talent for anything much, God equipped you with specific…

  • Give Thanks

    Hey, Friend! About Your Thanksgiving Thankfulness…

    Do you look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings with excitement?  Or, do you have a little bit of dread tucked inside the deep recesses of your heart?  Holidays can be extra testy if you or a family member has illness, if you have a prodigal, or when you face any number of other issues.  It could be that you have just a regular ol’ normal  dysfunctional family. While I pondered this year’s festivities at my house, I wondered how it will be for you.  Thanksgiving isn’t always like the Hallmark cards and movies with happy endings, all tied up in a nice pretty bow.  I’ve already begun streaming those…

  • Well, then. LIVE!

    Well Then…LIVE!

    Why didn’t I write a post for nearly two weeks?  (Where does the time go?) My last post was for those of you in a prodigal season, The Best Remedy:  Live Your Life!  Well, that advice can apply to those in a season of illness, as well. I guess you might be wondering where the heck I’ve been and what the heck I’ve been up to. Here’s What I’ve Been Up To: I’ve found that when you eat healthy foods, you feel so good that you’re ready to start doing life  again.  Others might think you’re crazy and may advise against it.  But, I feel when you’re battling illness, you…