Cultivate Gratitude in Life

When we are little our parents are frequently reminding us to say thank you, whether it is for the lollipop given by a friendly cashier, or a birthday gift from grandma and grandpa, they encourage us to remember our manners. Having a grateful spirit doesn't come naturally, it seems so much easier to grumble and [...]

Cultivating Presence in Life

"Test me Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on Your faithfulness."          Psalm 26:2-3   Where do you live in your mind? Is it in the past ruminating on the could-of-beens and should-have-beens? Or [...]

Cultivating Passion in Life

Life can grow mundane in the ho-hum of the daily obligations. The same things fill each day and suddenly years pass by and you wonder where the time has gone. It is for this reason that in 2018 I want to cultivate passion in my life. I want to really work at putting my whole [...]

Cultivating Joy in Life

Happy New Year! A new year, a new focus! My new word for 2018 is cultivate. I chose that word because it describes what I need to do in my life. When a farmer cultivates, he prepares the land to grow crops, breaking up soil to grow his plants. His purpose in cultivating is to get rid of [...]