More than Winter Blues 

I dealt with this before, I talked to a psychiatrist about it the past.  He called it Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD (appropriate).  I call it my winter blues. There were appropriate steps that I know I could take that would help me, but I just didn’t want to get up.  I wasn’t even hungry. 

2020 Vision: First Love

  It’s that time again, the Roaring 20’s—very special, only comes once every hundred years. During Christmas, an aunt asked me what I see myself doing this coming year?  I told her I am not sure, I don’t have 2020 vision

The Waiting of Advent

In the chaos, it is easy for Christians to forget the “reason for the season”. Many of us will rush, spend, wait impatiently for it come, and by December 26th ,  we are broke and exhausted—but next year we make it bigger and better. 

Understanding the Book of Psalms

We have now before us one of the choicest parts of the Old Testament, wherein there is so much of Christ and his gospel, as well as of God and his law, that it has been called the summary of both Testaments.

― Matthew Henry 

Best Fall Snack: Pumpkin seeds

It can be a little time-consuming cleaning out the seeds, but the result is so worth it—especially if you mix up the flavors. I am going to share my favorite ways I season my pumpkin seeds.

When God says ‘No’

 Many of us have been there: desperate for a miracle, begging God to fix it, to just snap his fingers and fix our health, our children, our marriage, our finances, our job situation, etc. 

Shut up and Listen! 

“You didn’t let me finish!” exclaimed my 8-year-old niece. She was telling me a long story about her day. Halfway through her story, I interrupted her; I was busy and needed to get stuff done.  

“Adults never let me finish,” she said in frustration. Her comment took me back, I used to think that too when I was young.  I was doing the same thing that drove me crazy: 

Labor Day Burgers

Get the grill started!!! Spice-up your burgers with one of these recipes: Green Chili Savonna Burger, Siciliano Burger with Sweet Tomato Butter, Grilled Avocado Burger with Caramelized Chipotle Onions, &  Green Chili Chicken Burger

Self-Control : No more snoozing

The definition of self-control is “the ability to control oneself, in particular, one’s emotions and desires or the expression of them in one’s behavior, especially in difficult situations”. In other words, it has everything to do with “I” and “my” control over “I”; at least, that’s what I thought.