I’m someone who needs a specific goal to keep me training. If I want to run loads to improve my overall health, the motivation of “feeling better” isn’t enough. I need a race – something I can’t get out of to keep me running. Otherwise, I get bored and stop training.
Recently, I wrote about us working on improving our immunity fighting skills by taking special care to do certain kinds of cleaning, etc. One of the items was adding more humidity to the air in our home, especially because ours is so dry and dusty. These are the ways we’re doing that.
Lately, we’ve been getting sick. A lot. And I’m the girl who never used to get sick at all, until I wound up working as a nanny for a family that appears to have had a very similar immune system to my own. We constantly passed illnesses back and forth, despite me only being inContinue reading “How I’m Fighting Our Poor Immunity In the Home”
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. – Hebrews 4:9-10 There are some days when helping those we care for just plain hurts. We’re exhausted, cranky, have physical pain or illness, and we justContinue reading “A Sabbath for Caregivers”
I love reading Fodor’s Go List with 52 destinations each year. It’s a great selection of locations based on trends, travel ideals, significant events – think centennials, celebrations, etc. – and other criteria, and gives people some great ideas on where to go throughout the present year.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. – Philippians 4:8 Some mornings, when I look at my husband and know it’s going to be one of those days, IContinue reading “All the Lovely Things”
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you… –I Peter 5:7 We can’t save the world. Or at least, that’s what I’m told. I sure try, though. Every friend, every loved one who shares a struggle, a burden, a pain or a sorrow magically becomes my responsibility. And if you’re taking careContinue reading “Cast Your Burdens on Him”
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. – Luke 5:16 Sometimes, I have a hard time making space and time for my own relationships, particularly my relationship with God. It’s easy to get caught up in helping loved ones, making sure they have everything they need. The list of things I can doContinue reading “Take a Walk With Jesus”
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 My whole life, I’ve been taught that you must read your Bible and pray every single day if you want to be like Jesus. IContinue reading “If You Can’t Always Pray, That’s Okay”
This year, I am the same age that Jerrie Mock (my grandmother and the first woman to fly around the world) was when she made her record-taking flight around the world. In fact, I’m exactly 18 days older than she was. So this year seemed like the perfect time to accomplish one of the twoContinue reading “Hitting That 52+ Countries Goal in 2020”