Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

power of thoughts

Have you given any thought to your thoughts lately?

butterfly 1


I realize that my first thoughts of the day can set in motion the start of a good day or a not so good day. I joke about waking up on the wrong side of the bed, but what I am really saying is I woke up with crabby thought and hung onto them. The only one that can change that is me.

“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB


When I remind myself that Today is the day  God has made (Psalm 118:24) – He is for me (Psalm 118:6) – He will turn ashes into beauty and work things out for my good (Isaiah 61:3, Romans 8:28) – He is able and is an ever-present help in whatever I will face (Psalm 138:8, Psalm 46:1 – I am His (Solomon 2:16) – I can face today with courage and have nothing to fear because God is with me (Joshua 1:9, Psalm 56:4) – then my thoughts line up with God’s Word and I am ready to unwrap the gift that God has given me which is called Today!

Look how The Message Bible words 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

3-6 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.


Enjoy today – it is a gift!

til next time

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August 16, 2016 Posted by | ministry, pastor, Pastor's wife, relationships, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


“He gave me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”  This is the song my heart is singing today taken from Isaiah 61:2.   It speaks of the trade off we have when we choose Christ.

ashes to beauty
mourning to joy
heaviness to praise

Sure we can choose to hang on to our ashes, to stay stuck in sorrow and to be weighed down by heaviness, but why would we? I think, for many, they have lost sight of the truth. God is with us (Matthew 28:20) and will make a way. (Isaiah 43:16)

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 NASB)


Peace that goes beyond our understanding is ours if we but hold fast to God (weeping may endure for the night) and trust Him (joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5) Sometimes the night seems long and dark but Micah 7:8 tells us “When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”


til next time


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June 11, 2016 Posted by | ministry, pastor, Pastor's wife, relationships, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

it is all in how you view life

Here it is Friday again!  I love Fridays.  Wait, what am I saying?  I love all days because each day is a gift that I get to unwrap.

Our day off happens to be on Friday and I do look forward to some down time.  Today there was more down time than usual as I have thrown my back out.  Painful?  Yes, very!

It happened Tuesday – not sure exactly what happened but my back started hurting.  (My Dr. told me that a lady came in this week who sneezed and threw her back out.  Crazy!)  On Wednesday I managed to get through my commitment to lead worship and Bible study (as a Chaplain) but then I went to the chiro.  Sadly there was not much relief, but I did manage to make it through worship and Bible study at church.

Finally this morning, when I could stand the pain no more, I went to my family Dr.  I am now on muscle relaxers (which make me sleepy) but no pain pills.  He would have given me some and he was quite sympathetic to the pain but pain meds would only make me constipated and that would not be good given my other issues going on.

Other issues going on makes me pause and remind myself that I know God is my healer (Psalm 103:3) and that He is very much aware of what is going on (Mark 8:16-18) and that He will turn all this around for my good. (Romans 8:28)

No matter what is going on in my life – God is F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C.  So I pause today and remind myself that my God is greater than all my health issues.  It is all about how we view life.  I place my focus on God.  His Grace is enough!!  (2 Corinthians 12:9)


F – Friend – He calls me friend (John 15:13-15)
A – Almighty God – All powerful (Isaiah 9:6, Revelations 1:8)
N – Nothing is too difficult for God (Jeremiah 32:17, Luke 1:37)
T – Trusting Him I know I can make it (Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 26:3-4)
A – Amazing Grace – Grace wins! (Psalm 84:11, 2 Timothy 2:1)
S – Savior (John 3:16, Isaiah 45:21)
T – Together forever (John 14:16, Psalm 125:2)
I – Incredible love – how deep – how wide (Ephesians 3:18-19, Romans 8:35-39)
C – Compassion fails not (Lamentations 3:22-24, Psalm 86:115)

“I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the Lord;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:1-4 (NASB)


Our God is an awesome God!

til next time


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June 10, 2016 Posted by | ministry, pastor, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

grace – more than a short prayer before a meal


What do you think of when you hear the word grace?

My first thought is unmerited favor from God – getting something I don’t deserve but it can also mean:
elegance or ease of movement
favor or goodwill – mercy
pardon: an allowance of time after a debt or bill has become payable
and of course a short prayer before a meal

It is my desire that when people walk away from a conversation with me that they are encouraged.  It is my hope that they will see Jesus living in me.   Extending grace to others because I know of my own need for grace.   It is an area that I will forever be growing in.

Colossians 4:5-7 (NASB)

“5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”

Walk in wisdom

Live  in a manner that rightly reflects God.   We have heard it said that actions speak louder than words.  Just what are our actions saying today?   This is a new day – redeem the time – make the most of today.    Make each day count.  There are no do-overs but there is today – this moment.

Speak with grace

Let’s  deal with people not according to what they might deserve but with grace, with wisdom – expressing love.   Nothing is quite so refreshing as a person whose speech is gracious.  One goal we can have is to try to bring out the best in others.  Help them see the good.  Our words can bring life or death.  (Prov 18:21)  May our words point others to Christ and His unfailing love.  May our words be pleasing in God’s hearing.  (Psalm 19:14)

Seasoned with salt

We are the salt of the earth. (Matt 5:13)  Let our words be salt.  Salt brings healing,  adds flavor, breaks through the hardness, and preserves relationships.

Knowing how to answer takes us back to wisdom.

For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”  Luke 12:12 (NIV)

This song is indeed my prayer.

til next time


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February 10, 2015 Posted by | ministry, relationships, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

love – words – heart

In the beginning God…..

First things first.  God loves us.  (John 3:16)  We don’t deserve it.  It is not something we earn.  He just loves us!!

Jesus loves me.  Jesus loves you.  Jesus loves mankind.

When we grab hold of that and start to truly embrace Jesus’ love then loving Him back flows naturally.

How do we know Jesus loves us?

Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to Him belong.  They are weak but He is strong.

I don’t know about you, but I can still relate to that children’s song.  The Bible is filled with verse after verse that speaks of God’s love for us.  Furthermore, in my weakness, He is strong.  (2 Cor 12:9)


Most Sunday mornings you will find me sitting around a table with a group of people who are trying to live their faith in such a way as to make an impact on their corner of the world.   Are we perfect?  No, but we are changing little by little – sometimes we even make great leaps of faith.   Today someone shared how she handled a situation and it was evident to her that she handled it differently than she would have before.  That just makes me want to shout and spin around!!  I love to celebrate big and little victories!

Today we talked about the words that come out of our mouth.  Do you know the Bible has a lot to say about what we say?   It matters to God.

Try this verse on and see how it fits.

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.”  (Eph 4:29 AMP)

How do our words measure up?

Do our words give grace?

Are the words that come out of our mouth a blessing?

The Bible also tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. (Prov 18:21) What do the words we speak say about us?  Are we encouraging others?  Are we tearing down others? Is sarcasm a common form of communication that we use?  What about nonverbal communication?  Are our words bringing life or death?

We do make an impact on people.  Is it good or is it not good?  After people talk with us do they walk away feeling lighter or have we added to the load they are carrying?

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.”  (Psalm 19:14 NASB)

Meditation — what do you think about?  Where do your thoughts take you?  Do you look for the good in others or are you quick to find (and point out) their faults?  Negativity breeds negativity.  Be careful what you dwell on, think about, and say — it matters.

I want to make a positive impact in the lives of the people who come across my path.  I have found that I need to be intentional about it  or I can so easily get sidetracked and miss opportunities.

What about you?

til next time


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January 25, 2015 Posted by | living in a fish bowl, ministry, Pastor's wife, relationships, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

tis the season

Tis the season……….

Merry Christmas

For unto us a Child is born!


In my head – I think this time of year should be filled with evenings at home, fireplace roaring, feet kicked up, hot chocolate with lots of mini marshmallows and my husband sitting next to me.    I was looking over our schedule for this week (after finally getting home Sunday at 6:15 – having left the house at 8:00 that morning)  and my husband informs me that three evening commitments (out of the next four nights) is not too bad.

When did that get to be not too bad, I wondered??

Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and a flame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13 The Message)

“Don’t burn out …. don’t quit in hard times.”  

If things came at us one at a time, maybe quitting would never come up.  However, life – much of the time- comes at as like the title of a movie “fast and furious.”   So how do we not burn out?

“keep yourselves fueled and a flame”

If I don’t take time to read the Bible I can tell a difference.  If I go for a couple of days – those closest to me know something is off.  If I go for more than a couple of days — well I am pretty much parched – a very dry land with no fresh Word to give others. As a minister this is not a good thing but truthfully it isn’t just about ministers.  As a Christian this is not a good thing.

If I am too busy to read the Word, then I am way too busy.  The Word equips, encourages, renews, strengthens, and disciplines me.  I choose whether or not it is a priority.    Yet, even reading every day I can find myself exhausted at the end of the day.  Sometimes I try to do more in my day than God ever intended.  Learning to have balance is important to finishing well.  Then there are just some days that are beyond my control and yet God’s grace is sufficient.

“be alert servants of the Master”

Am I distracted by the whole host of things needing my attention or am I alert?  Do I have a servant’s heart or do I behave like it is all about me?

“cheerfully expectant”

What is my demeanor?  When others looks at me – do they see someone who is cheerful and expecting good?  This one has been a challenge for me these last nine months.  The various levels of pain that I have dealt with meant cheerful was something I had to do on purpose even when I didn’t ‘feel’ it.  I was reminded over and over again of what my daddy would tell me.  If you have to do something, you might as well do it with a smile.

Smiling through pain is a sacrifice of praise.

“Pray all the harder”

This one I have nailed down.  I find myself praying when I go to bed, when I wake in the middle of the night and before I get up.  Then throughout the day – well, everywhere I look there are things that only God can do, so I pray.  When I am on facebook I pray.  People are facing huge and small things and all of it can be covered in prayer.  Prayer is inviting God into the situation.  It is also a reminder to me that without Him, I am nothing.  Prayer keeps me connected with God all through the day.

“help needy Christians”

What does this mean to you?

There are so many ways we can help.  The question I ask myself regularly is “What does God want me to do with my day today and  who can I help?”

“be inventive in hospitality”

I love this — not because I am so very good at it but because it means I don’t have to do hospitality the way my momma did it.   Who has time for that?  It is a different world and yet I can find inventive ways to be hospitable.

Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and a flame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13 The Message)


tis the season 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

til next time


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December 18, 2014 Posted by | living in a fish bowl, ministry, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

there’s gonna be a little rain


joy in rain

What do you do when the storm rages?  What do you do when the pouring rain of difficulties seem to linger and the sun refuses to come out from behind those gloomy clouds?

Back in high school I had a t-shirt that said “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you deal with it.”   Even back then, God was instilling in me the importance of my attitude and that whatever was happening was minor compared to how I chose to deal with it.

As a kid, I loved the rain.  Puddles were the best!  I remember riding my bike through the puddles and squealing with such joy as my legs would get splashed.   With carefree abandonment I would jump in the puddles and twirl in the rain.  It was glorious.

Somewhere along the way my attitude changed.   I hated it when it rained.  My hair would respond with ginormous frizz,  rain made me cold, and the thought of getting splatter by puddles  was atrocious.

The rain hadn’t changed.  The way I respond to the rain had changed.

So it is in life, the carefree days of adolescents turn into the responsible days of adulthood. Yet, sometimes we forget that life is meant to be enjoyed.  After all, God created and then said “It is good!”

While we do have responsibilities, there still needs to be a balance between work and play.  Most importantly, even in our work we have the choice to enjoy life.  My daddy always told me that if I had to do something anyway I might as well do it with a smile.   Try it.  It does make a difference.

So one day, I was walking home from work (in the rain) and  I made the decision that I was going to splash.  Maybe it was a mid-life crisis or maybe I was tired but whatever the reason, I splashed. Then  I laughed.  If anyone was watching I am sure they laughed too or shook their head and said that woman is losing it.

Later, I managed to get my husband to go walking/singing/dancing in the rain.  Of course it was dark of night and we stayed away from street lights.  Although our son did take our picture when we returned home covered in water and mud.   What a night!!!


Later I happened upon this saying and had to have it.  “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”    Rain took on a whole new – or maybe it would be more accurate to say old- meaning.  I added the Dove chocolate saying that a young  guy from work gave me  because it reminded him of me.  “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”  

What reminds others of  you?

Since then we have ridden through many rain storms on the motorcycle.  We joke that it really isn’t an adventure unless there is a little rain.

that is wetThought we were going to miss this downpour and then the road curved.  Thank God for safely getting us off the highway and through the puddles deep enough to come up to the tail pipe.   This was on our Grand Canyon trip.  We had it all — extreme heat, torrential rain, a blast of wind that just wouldn’t stop and a trip of a lifetime!

torrential rain

virginiaOur Beach run trip.  Going back home through the mountains we had sunshine and blue skies!

beach run

So it is with our lives.  A little rain must fall.  Sometimes it is a torrential downpour.  You have two main choices.  You can grumble, complain and be in a poor mood or you can put a smile on your face, remind yourself that God is still God and very much in control, and He is the reason you can dance in the rain.  Don’t let a little (or a lot of) rain stop you from making the most of each day.  There are no do overs.

Once again, I love to walk in the rain.  Better yet,  I love to dance in the rain.

Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV)  “….for the joy of the Lord is your strength”

Philippians 4:4-5 (MSG)  “Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!”  (KJV – Rejoice in the Lord, always, again I say rejoice!)

Psalm 64:9 (MSG)” Everyone sees it. God’s work is the talk of the town.  Be glad, good people! Fly to God!  Good-hearted people, make praise your habit.”

As for the physical ‘rain’, it has been 14 weeks today.  I go back to the doctor Monday.  I am grateful that I have seen improvement over the last four weeks.  I am hopeful that surgery will be avoided.  In fact tomorrow I may be trying my first motorcycle ride this year.   I wonder if it will rain??

Psalm 30:5b (NASB)   “…Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.”

John 14:27  (NASB) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

Philippians 4:6-7(MSG) Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

til next time


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June 27, 2014 Posted by | ministry, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

are you up for the challenge?

When I let go of my anxious need to know what will happen today,  when I trust whole-heartedly that God is with me, holding me safely in His hands, then I can live truly in the moment — paying attention to the many signs of God’s love within and all around me — knowing He is guiding my steps.

When I was working at the clinic it was easy to get into a rut.  Same ol thing, just a different day.  Same ol issues, just a different insurance company.  Blah, blah, blah, work,  work, work………

I quit almost three months ago and in my life now, there is nothing that resembles a rut.  In fact,  I am seeking to find the rhythm (which is different from a rut) that God would have for my life.  It seems that I am all over the place right now.

I was starting to wonder if we waited too long for me to quit.  The adjustment has certainly not gone as smooth as I anticipated.  God brought along a dear friend who shared with me her re-entry.  How encouraging it is was when she came along side me and spoke life into my frustrated heart

 This morning I read this quote on facebook.

“Don’t ask for comfort.   Don’t ask for ease.  Don’t ask for manageability.   Ask to be given a burden for a challenge bigger than yourself — one that can make a difference in the world, one that will require the best you have to give it and then leave some space for God besides.  Ask for a task that will keep you learning and growing and uncomfortable and hungry.” John Ortberg, “The Me I Want to Be”

Are you up for the challenge?  The challenge to learn, to grow and to stretch yourself beyond your own comfort zone – ask God for something bigger.

I must admit that I have recently asked God to give me a reprieve from the front lines of battle.  I wasn’t trying to be selfish.  I just desired a short rest.  I was so sure it would help when I was no longer stretched between church and clinic.   Instead what  I have found is that the need is so great.  Ministry opportunities are in abundance.   The enemy is seeking to destroy and if he can’t destroy then he will settle for wounding or benching Christians.  We are called to come along side those and encourage them.    This isn’t a football game.  No one should be sitting on the bench. 

There is Kingdom work to be done and the time for a reprieve from the battle is not now.    

It seems every day there are:  “fiery darts”  to put out (Ephesians 6:16)   —  ‘bruised reeds’ that needs fresh hope (Isaiah  42:3 & Luke 4:18)  — enemies that need love (Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:27. Luke 6:35)  abundant opportunities to practice the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) —  situations that need to be handled in love (Ephesians 4:15)  and the list goes on.   As Christians we are the only Bible some are reading.  In addition, it is so vital that we come along side other Christians, encouraging them, provoking them to love and good works.  (Hebrews 10:24)

In closing, we are called to greatness. Yet in my life, I can be the very thing that hinders that.  Settling for good enough is just that – settling.   Are you settling for mediocre?  “good enough”  or maybe even ‘someone else will do that”     Instead seek to be all that God created you to be.

On the agenda today — giving it my all!

til next time


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October 23, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

faith vs fear

how do you see the glass?It has been said that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you think about and handle what happens to you.  When problems arise it is how you think about them that will determine if you stay optimistic or enter the pessimistic realm.

Do you tend to see the glass half full or half empty?  It is all about where your thoughts go.  Do you focus on the good or the not so good?  The glass of water is just that – a glass of water.

When fear comes knocking at your door, will you let your mind run with it?

Will you fight the urge to give in to fear?

Fear cripples our faith.  On the other hand, faith makes fear surrender.  As the old song says “Let faith arise!  Let your enemies be scattered!!”

Yesterday fear tried to gripe me.  I started to think about the “what ifs” connected with leaving my job at the clinic.  That paycheck is a constant in our budget.  If the funds were down at the church, we knew that we had my check to fill in the gaps.  After all, that is why, 11 years ago,  I went back to work outside the church.

click here to read about my resignation

Each time that fear would I arise, I would talk with God.  I love how things just ‘happen’ in our lives.    Our church is on a 3 day fast (which ends today) and the clarity that comes with denying food made this battle with fear easier.    That said it still wasn’t a walk in the park.

I am sure the enemy planned to use this attack to not only rattle me but cause me to break my fast.  It was a temptation.  Ah, but temptation is overcome by the help of the Holy Spirit with the  cooperation of our will.   My desire is to be obedient to the One who loves me most –Jesus.

Last night I had Curt pray with me one more time.  Fear wasn’t giving up the fight of trying to gain control of my thoughts.

Fear is no match for faith and prayer!  Thank you God for a wonderful night of sleep.

This morning God spoke thru His Word and confirmed again what He is calling me to do.    I am reading in Acts right now.  Today’s reading just ‘happen’ to be chapters 5-7.  In chapter 6:3 it says, “…we will turn this responsibility over to them and give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word.”

Some people ask me about the importance of daily devotions.   God uses His Word to address things that we are facing or will face that day.   If we aren’t in His Word we are not as equipped as we could be.  I want a fresh filling of God’s Word each day.

til next time

June 19, 2013 Posted by | just thinking about stuff, living in a fish bowl, ministry, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

happy dance

Sometimes life throws a curve ball.  Maybe you see it coming and maybe you don’t.   I am not sure which is worse – to see the writing on the wall ahead of time or to have the rug pulled out from under you in total surprise.   I am not a fan of either.  However, looking back I see that in those times God was at work shaping and molding me into a much more compassionate person.

We have been in ministry a long long time.  One thing that I have learned is that what you think about is very important.

Philippians 4:8-9 (MSG)

8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

So in those challenging times I have found that redirecting my focus helps.

Philippians 4:4 (NASB)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

Usually I have little trouble finding reasons to do the happy dance.   If  nothing jumps out at me then I will just pick a blessing and celebrate it.   I can happy dance over running water or a furnace that is working.

happy dance

The Peanut gang just brings a smile to my face. —  The simple childlike faith that Linus displayed with the Christmas story.  — Lucy’s orneriness and Charlie Brown’s continual hope that this may be the day she doesn’t pull the football.  — Schroeder’s piano playing — I wonder…. did that inspire me to teach myself the piano?  –Snoopy the dog everyone loves and of course his side kick Woodstock.  Let’s not forget The Mighty Red Baron — who didn’t want to fly with him? Yes the Peanut Gang makes me smile.

Purpose in your heart to truly live each day.  Set your heart on the goal of enjoying the everyday things.

And look for things to celebrate.  Look for things that make you smile and then smile!!  Do one thing each day just for the sheer enjoyment it brings and dance!  Yes do a happy dance.  It really messes with negativity.

Sure there are problems.  Yes some of them are huge.  Yet dwelling on them or stressing over them will not make them go away or improve.  Learning to cast your cares on the One who is able to make a difference just makes sense.

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)

Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.

til next time — I hope you dance!

February 24, 2013 Posted by | living in a fish bowl, ministry, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment