how to prevent rejection


encourage the timid and faint hearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, and be very patient with everybody (always keeping your temper).

see that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and everybody. -Paul

the heart + encouragement = gladness


the heart does not hold up well under anxiety, fear, worry, alarm…

this we know well

it thrives better when encouraged…

photo by Evie Hartness

the miraculous offering of acceptance

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since we know the pain that rejection can cause, shouldn’t we offer others a miracle…acceptance for the unique gift they can be to us?

have you got a dream? live…love…feel…like it’s REAL!

have you got a dream? come on…live…love…feel…like it’s REAL!


Hard to find a way to get through
It’s a tragedy
Pulling at me like the stars do
You’re like gravity
Even if the wind blows
It makes it hard to believe

How ya gonna love?
How ya gonna feel?
How you gonna live your life like the dream you have is real?
And If you lost your way
I will keep you safe
We’ll open up all the world inside
I see it come alive tonight
I will keep you safe..

Doesn’t even matter to you
To see what I can see
I’m crawling on the floor to reach you
I’m a wreck you see
When you’re far from home now
Makes it hard to believe
We all fall down
We all feel down
Cus rainy days and summer highs
The more we pray the more we feel alive

How ya gonna love?
How ya gonna feel?
How you gonna live your life like the dream you have is real?



my epiphany of peace

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i had a bit of an epiphany when i read this quote about the importance of peace in relation to emotional well-being.

i was thinking back to my childhood days when i would attend sunday school. the quote below came to mind:


“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. -Jesus



i think that is awesome news…











face the worst in the world with the best in you

face the world's worst with your best/insight from a woman's heart

A gentle response defuses anger,
    but a sharp tongue kindles tempers. – Proverbs

there seems to be heightened emotions swirling in the world today.

don’t let the tension it produces change your response.

gentle responses defuse situations.

sharpness ignites.

even if you feel strongly passionate about the issues –

let the worst in the situation

come face to face

with the best of you.

may there be peace on earth – shalom (nothing missing, nothing broken).

The Law of The Garbage Truck

Be an atmosphere changer. I think I have just added another tool to my life skills toolbox. I really enjoyed this post and I think you will too! Have a great day!

Morning Story and Dilbert

How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you’re the Terminator, for an instant you’re probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she can get back her focus on what’s important.

Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here’s what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car’s back end by just inches!

The driver of the other car, the guy who…

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what’s all the fighting about?

love/insight from a woman's heart

do you need to shift just a little?

hugs are so comforting!


well, i’m giving myself a hug from my sisters. they are a safe place for my heart.

and after i blundered a while ago by messing my blog up on my mobile phone…I needed one. 😉

it made me realize that we are gonna put our best foot forward and fall flat on our faces sometimes.

when we do:
1. Grab a hug from someone you love.
2. Assure yourself that the action failed- you are not a failure.
3. Get back on the horse, so to speak- and try again.
4. Learn so you don’t hit the wrong button next time!
5. Relax…most mistakes can be corrected!

Now, I’m going to go play with my grand kids and forget that I just made a fool of myself in front of thousands of readers!