Category Archives: energy

Some Days

Some days—
yes, some days I have to remember
that love is stronger than evil
and that it matters when hearts are broken.
Some days—
Yes, some days–
I have to remind myself that hurts will heal
and that we can overcome in His Strength
not our own.
Some days—
Some days I have to intentionally turn my heart 
to the beauty around me
and hide myself in His Love.
And then once more I am at peace
knowing that 
some days will eventually be turned into One Day.
Joy overcomes.

Never Say Never

Never say never!

Words that I’ve heard from as far back as I can remember.

Never say never!

Words that challenge me to keep pressing forward

and go live beyond my finite expectations.

Images from long ago cross my memory –

English papers covered in red

Comments that caused my shy spirit to cringe.

You’ll never be able to write, I thought,

but years and experience showed me how foolish that idea was.

Never say never!

Another acceptance and check in the mail

What God plans, don’t hinder by such negative thinking.

Never say never!

I remember standing in front of my first class of first graders

Me? A teacher?

Never say never! Keep moving forward.

And I read that old children’s story again and again-

The Little Engine That Could

I think I can, I think I can (but boy, I often didn’t feel it at all)

But slowly, God created a teacher in me.

Never say never!

A single parent

While the heads shook and my own legs trembled I traveled half way around the world

To adopt my daughters and then faced the daunting task of parenting them.

Day by day, moment by moment,

Seeking wisdom and grace and an ocean of energy.

Never say never!

Moving into a different career and building my own practice.

Carried by His Strength

Seeking to encourage the wounded and to build hope in the weary.

Never say never!

I gazed at her tired face and saw that look in her eyes.

There is ALWAYS hope! Glorious news.

With the rising of the sun declaring another day, the birds chirp the familiar chorus


Breathe ifarm5n

Take heart.

There is more to this life than what you can see

Than what you can feel

There is so much more and He only waits for us to reach out to Him

and ask.

Never give up!

Write it again – don’t falter now.

Finish the manuscript. Make sure that you do.

Go forward in faith no matter how foolish you feel.

Never give up, dear friends!


Shining Moments

Want to have more energy

and a renewed sense of purpose?

Want to accomplish more and discover more focus?

Pay attention to what energizes you.

Yes, notice the things in your life that stir your soul and arouse your passion.

From the time that I first can remember, I have always enjoyed children.

Their precious innocence,

their life

their comfortablity with simply being themselves.

It was a natural fit that I gravitated to a career in education

later becoming a first grade teacher. Being with children fills my cup.

How about you?

You’ve been created with a sense of purpose.

You have that one of a kind uniqueness. Yes, there is nobody just like you.

What energizes you?

Discovering that and moving towards what energizes you will transform your life.

On the other hand

what drains your energy?

Does noise?

Certain situations?

For instance, figures weary me.

Although while in high school my Math scores were high

I found myself drained,

Yes, totally whipped after doing math problems.

Someone once said, “You could be a Math teacher.”

No, no, no,

I immediately thought practically running from the idea.

That would have been the hardest career for me

as I would have been wilted every day.

It didn’t take me long to figure that one out.

Discovering our purpose is the key to living

and paying attention to what  energizes you

and what drains your energies will lead you to your passion.

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.

For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”  Bishop T.D. Jakes

So how about you?

What energies you?