Spending time outside in nature has been my favorite place to go to feel rejuvenated since I was a small child. I just knew instinctively that when I would go outside to play a game, take a walk or spend time sitting on my front porch (like I am doing right now) that I would feel calmer, peaceful, centered and present to the moment.
Throughout the ages, wisdom holders have shared with us the importance of spending time in nature to settle our body and minds so that we may hear the whispers of our soul. Then we can open our hearts and listen to the truth that is trying to get our attention. Time spent in nature is a wonderful way to calm the stress that in our modern world we can tend to carry in our bodies.
Technology in today's world is a wonderful blessing. I am writing this right now on a computer, and I will send it to a website where you will most likely access the blog post on your computer or mobile phone. Amazing...
Would you like to know how I made a slam-dunk this year when back to school shopping for my daughter? It was amazing! I love, love, love living my life this way!
I don't know about you, but for me, when it comes to shopping there are days that I enjoy taking my time looking for the perfect outfit or pair of rocking shoes. However, there are days when my "to-do" list is overflowing. On those days I need to be laser-focused to accomplish my goals for the day.
On this particular day, my daughter needed a new pair of tennis shoes and not any pair of tennis shoes as she was longing for a new pair of Nike Air Force Ones. They were all the rage at her school. She had been wanting a pair for almost a year now. Since she needed a new pair, I decided that we would buy them for her back to school shoes.
After researching the shoes, let's just say they were definitely were not a cheap pair of tennis shoes. I love the feel...
Does it seem like the back to school date comes around sooner each year at your house? It sure feels that way at our home.
We have been busy checking the list of all the supplies our kids need for college and middle school. First up is our college-bound son, Evan as he has to be ready two weeks ahead of our middle school daughter Allie.
Our list consists of the usual requirements for kids; clothes, school supplies, bedding, computers, refrigerators for dorm rooms, foods that include plenty of healthy snack items that fit easily in a backpack.
As a parent, I often wonder if my kids are prepared to meet the challenges of the world. Have we provided them with the tools they need when a new situation arises?
In times like these, when I turn to God and listen, I am gently reminded of the way to be at peace.
We work on creating a firm foundation with our family. Our foundation is built on God's unconditional love and support...
Have you ever received a gift from the least expected place? It happened to me this week, and it surprised me.
My son Evan who is home from college for summer break was the one who delivered the gift most unexpectedly. Evan has always parked his truck along our center circle drive. Only on this particular day, he parked on the road that I had to drive along to park in my garage. That meant I had to drive around his truck to get in and out of my garage.
Not a huge deal. Although it was a minor irritation to my ego, I am so used to having a straight shot out of my garage. We get so attached to our patterns...
The surprise gift was delivered the day I had to go to the grocery store. It was a quick trip, as I was picking up a few needed items.
Summer is in full swing here in the south, and that means we have the most delicious array of fruits and vegetables from which to choose. When you walk in the front door of the grocery...
Why I Changed the Code on the Lock Box of My Heart.
When you travel to a new place with all the new sensations that the adventure brings one can experience a multitude of feelings. Excitement, wonder, joy, freedom along with a need to learn about the new environment to understand where the best places to travel and where one might want to explore with caution.
Checking the travel advisories like you check the weather advisory. Checking your list to make sure you have what you might need on your journey. Do you need a raincoat, umbrella or do you need to detour around a particular area for a less eventful passage? As a child, I traveled the world with an air of certainty that God was always my guiding light and compass. My constant go to for help.
My relationship with God and Jesus were my home-base. I came into the world hard-wire with this natural relationship. No one taught it to me. Maybe you have a connection like that yourself with your home-base too or maybe you are...
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