It occurred to me recently that our country has experienced something similar to a divorce, “politically speaking.”
I suppose there’s always been tension between Democrats and Republicans (and other groups), but for some reason it seems to be getting worse. At least that is what the media would have us think. I know this is not true for everyone. Personally, I have lots of wonderful friends from various political thoughts, and we all get along and care for each other. But there are also lots of people who’ve experienced incredible heartache over political tensions, and have ended their relationships as a result. Going separate ways is not so much the problem (we are only human), it’s more about the inability to get along after a “divorce.”
This deeply sadness me, mostly because the ones who suffer the most are our children . . . and our future generations. Our children are watching. What are we teaching them in the way we handle our disagreements? Jesus said, “Blessed at the peace makers” (Matthew 5:9).
So how do we live peacefully with each other, in the same world, after a “divorce”? Continue reading “The Great Divorce [10 Tips to Help Democrats and Republicans Find Peace]”
Would you like to learn how to paint a beautiful ballerina and her magical Nutcracker right from your own home?
In this video my friend Nathalie Villeneuve from Pause and Paint takes you through a Ballerina Painting Tutorial for Beginners and How to Paint a Nutcracker. This painting workshop is great for beginners because it is simple and you have access to a traceable that you will transfer on your canvas, so no drawing skills needed!
If you are looking for a good afternoon of fun and relaxation and would like to offer a DIY painting gift this Holiday Season, you will enjoy this video.
Links to art supplies are provided in the YouTube description. Please subscribe to her channel for more wonderful art tutorials!
Give a gift you made this Holiday season!
Continue reading “How To Paint a Nutcracker [Ballerina Painting Tutorial]”
Sadness, loneliness, depression, fatigue. . .
These are adjectives I’d use to describe what happens when life losses its luster and disappointment weighs down the heart.
So what do we do?
Here’s a wonderful little cure for sadness that came to mind while I was watering my plants today. I did a quick live video to share my thoughts.
It’s based on Proverbs 11:25—
“He that watereth shall be watered also himself.”
Continue reading “A Cure for Sadness [5 min video]”
A Life Lesson about Gratitude, Learned from my Dog!
with Leila Grandemange, the author of
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie
Continue reading “Life Lesson about Gratitude, Learned from my Dog”
Listen to this comforting song, then take a moment to pause and pray . . .
Dear Jesus, thank you that no matter what I’m facing today, you are still the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Sovereign, and mighty to save! Help me today to also make you the King of my Heart, Continue reading “King of Kings and King of My Heart!”