1661: love

1661: love

When I was a young, I enjoyed watching Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. As a mother today, the shows available on TV today make me squirm. They have little to no educational value, let alone good morals. Nothing but mindless, worldly indoctrination. Over the years I have purchased a few Mr. Roger DVD’s to share with my children. Absolute treasures!

30 steps to becoming a ‘life giver’

‘L i f e   G i v e r’   You know, the one that invigorates life in all she does. Pouring God’s goodness {real life} into all her relationships. She humbly points others to Christ for what He is continually doing in her life. His grace & goodness spills fourth in complete splendor. She’s not perfect but, she continues to impart grace to those around her. Its true. We all LOVE being around a  ‘Life Giver’.     Sadly but shamefully – I find myself playing the part of the  ‘l i f e   s u c k e r.’  My family and those around may get a whiff of wrong attitudes, along with a bit of pride thrown in. Sometimes bitterness or frustration even creeps in. But with God’s amazing grace, and absolute goodness, I can strive to be that  ‘L i f e  G i v e r’  I so long to be. Maybe you are like me, struggling to be the  ‘L i f e  G i v e r’  God designed us to be? If so, let’s together breathe life into every relationship and area of our lives. We can achieve something so beautiful. With God, its attainable! 30 Steps to Becoming a   ‘L i f e   G i v e r’ {A short guide to revitalizing and energizing your relationships}   {1.} Be the person God created you to be. And for the benefit of those around you,  learn to say no to good things.   Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were...

30 steps to becoming a professional ‘life sucker’

‘L i f e   S u c k e r s’   You know, the ones that latch on and suck you bone dry. Maybe you know one? Maybe you are one? I think we all have practiced several of these simultaneously, whether we wish to confess it or not. Its true. We’re all ‘Life Suckers’ at different points and times in our lives. Maybe you are unsure whether or not you fit into the category of professional  ‘L i f e   S u c k e r’. Follow this guide; and you’ll be well on your way to sucking the life from your relationships.     30 Steps to Becoming a Professional  ‘L i f e   S u c k e r’ {A short guide to draining the life out of your relationships} {1.}  Be all things to all people; even if it means living life as a two-face. {2.} Be overly dramatic, make mountains out of mole hills. Create a new crisis as often as needed. Make it a good one! {3.} Be overly critical; find fault in everyone and every thing that comes in your path. {4.} Be a chronic complainer; complain about everything! E.g. {Husband, House, Job, People, Money, Weather etc.} {5.} Be argumentative; even if it’s petty or insignificant or inconsequential – never agree to disagree, stand your guard. Remember, you’re always right! Make sure others know that. Stand strong! {6.} Relentlessly demand and persist; and never take no, for an answer! {7.} Speak negatively about everything and everyone. Always look at life with the glass half empty. Besides if we’re unhappy...