I once heard on a radio talk show that unmet expectations are the main cause of failure of just about every relationship. And when you really think about it, at its most simplest form, this is true. When you look at the last time you got mad at one of your kids, what happened? You … Continue reading What do you expect?
According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the need to belong and be known is right in the middle. Some people look at being known and see it as the need to be famous, well-known or popular. On the other hand, people need people. They don't always realize it but they do. On Sunday, the sermon … Continue reading Will you be my friend?
Before I moved, almost a year ago, I made a list of things I wanted to do (hobbies, Bible studies, reading, changing habits, etc) and a list of people I wanted to connect with on a regular basis since I was moving three hours away. (I apologize now if you were one of those people … Continue reading The Road to Hell
Hello Everyone! My name is Janice and I struggle with food addiction. This is one of the things I say when I introduce myself each week at Celebrate Recovery. This is also one of my biggest struggles in which I don't seem to be making much headway. Let me also clarify that it is not … Continue reading One step at a time…
Recently, I started reading a book called Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. I know a lot of my issues surrounding my food addiction are spiritual. I want to have a better relationship with God, make it more of a two-way relationship, but something is holding me back. I have a hard time fully surrendering. … Continue reading What do you crave?
I was playing a game on my phone the other day when a thought came to me. The game is Bricks and Balls. You win the game by clearing the screen by bouncing the balls off the bricks as often as is required to clear it. Some puzzles, like most, are more challenging than others. … Continue reading How do you win the war?
I have a confession to make. I am a 42-year-old woman who sleeps with a stuffed animal. I sleep with it primarily so that: a) I do not completely curl my chest forward and it helps my back, and b) I feel comforted while I am sleeping. Especially while sleeping alone. I have had this … Continue reading We all need to be comforted
What does stress to do you? I remember waking up about two weeks before my wedding day with a cold sore. It was the beginning of July. I was working a full-time job that was stressful. I was trying to change the culture which was not working. And I was in the final days before … Continue reading Time to Chillax!
If you were to search on Pinterest, you could find quite a number of inspirational and funny quotes about life with garden themes. Welcome to the garden of weedin'!We got so excited, we wet our plants!Let's root for each other and watch each other grow.A friend is one who looks over your broken fence and … Continue reading Time to Weed the Garden
When I was younger, I loved music. Well, I still do. I feel it is one of life's greatest pleasures. I got my love of music from both my parents. My mom would often sign along to the radio and my dad would make mix tapes from his records. When we went on road trips, … Continue reading Music is good for the soul!