As I was walking Sunday morning, I turned around to take a picture and this is the picture I was given. Then, this morning, early Monday morning, I turned on Facebook and a friend had changed her profile picture to this famous Bible verse from Lamentations 3:23. The verse struck my heart immediately because it’s […]Read More
Every year, for the past 7 years, I’ve chosen one word to guide my actions for the year. Last year, in 2015, that word was *strength.* Choosing #oneword is a wonderful tool for lending intentional clarity to the decisions you’re asked to make – or have to make – throughout the year. For instance, here’s […]Read More
Wherever you are in the world, may this day, Christmas Day 2015, be the day you reach up to touch the hem of his garment, knowing you are meant to receive the gifts that are waiting just for you. Just as the Three Kings delivered to Him the gifts that were meant to be his, […]Read More
This post is for my real life friend, C. At this moment in time, right before Christmas, C is having a difficult week with her chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her 10 year old daughter, also a C, helped C by decorating their home for Christmas and on C‘s good days, she and her husband and daughter are out […]Read More
I don’t know about you, my friends, but I know I’m still reeling from seeing the images of all the attacks on people in Paris and around the world. In a world as visual as ours is, images are everything, and the images now seared into my brain have had a profound impact on my […]Read More
Good morning, friends of Messages of Hope. How are you? It’s been a little while since I’ve written a post because I’ve been spending almost every spare minute of the past two months either working at my main business, taking care of my mother and the *things of her life* because she got terribly sick […]Read More
As we all begin a new work week today, I ran across these wonderful illustrations created by Patricia Alix-Villa. The words in the one above started me thinking: Am I consciously designing, little by little and step by step, the life I want to live? I have to say, for many years of my life, I […]Read More
This pretty pink illustration says it all for me today. I hope you will really take its message into your heart, as I have, despite all that is going in my life right now: You are incredible,adorable, lovable, wonderful, powerful, perfectly beautiful, just exactly the way you are….and I would add: inside and out, always. […]Read More
Life doesn’t always take us in the direction we want it to take us, and sometimes it can be really hard and throw us way off track. When that happens, as has happened to me recently due to my Mom getting very sick and having to go into the hospital after major surgery and then […]Read More
These past few days, I’ve been helping my Mom move into her new home. She’s 85 and this is her *forever home.* I know many of you have done the same thing, or are planning for the same thing, or are in the midst of the same thing. If it all seems a little overwhelming […]Read More
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