For Christians, Holy Week, the seven days before Easter, is a time for serious reflection, contemplation, for being still, and grappling with the full meaning of what is about to transpire. For those who don’t celebrate Easter, it’s just another week and nothing to get worked up about.
February is Heart Month and if there’s anything that deserves recognition, it’s this little heart-shaped miracle beating inside our chests. Of course, I know it’s not heart shaped—I watch television—but today it’s more important than ever to take care of our hearts, both literally and physically.
January 2022, a new year, and another opportunity to greet what’s in store. Like the McDonald’s commercial, “I’m loving it!” The wonderful thing about this first month of the year is the fresh outlook it offers, the chance to finish what we’ve started, and to chart a new path.
My birthday, one of my favorite days of the year, is fast approaching and since we’re supposed to get wiser as we get older, I thought it important to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained over the past 12 months/65.96 years. I learned some wonderful new lessons, but I’ve also realized the value of the old tried and true ones, so here’s what I know:
“Couldn’t sleep at all last night, cause I was tossin’ and turnin’…all night,” are words we remember from the 1961 classic sung by Bobby Lewis. Ritchie Adams and Malou Renee, the song’s composers, are clear—somebody’s done somebody wrong and it’s causing sleepless nights. During this Emotional Wellness Month, these words came to mind as I … Read more
I love a good headline and because I’m a sucker for a great one, I read an article, “Five Signs We All Need on Our Desk,” by Carey Nieuwhof. Nieuwhof, a pastor and church leadership, change, and parenting guru, said he doesn’t have these signs, but he should.
National Be Someone Special Day passed quietly this month (Wednesday) and almost didn’t get a passing mention. You probably didn’t get your invitation to the party, but I pray you will take a moment—10 seconds really, to observe, embrace, and make the difference.
As Father’s Day approached, a story about the world’s largest family caught my eye. India’s Ziona Chana, 76, died Sunday but reportedly had 89 children, 39 grandchildren, and 38 wives. I don’t know what kind of work he did but I can’t imagine trying to buy that many clothes, shoes, gallons of milk, and school supplies or providing love and nurture for that many women and children.
I love April though I could’ve sworn it was just January a minute ago. My how time flies, whether you’re having fun or simply trying to keep up.
“…And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”
Styne & Cahn
If we had any doubts about what season we’re in, the last few days have surely put those thoughts to rest. The postcard that is my front yard is stunning and still, almost like the night before Christmas when “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”