90 Ways to Brighten Your Day!

PastedGraphic-1The evening news often starts with these words, “Good Evening.”  Unfortunately, that is often the last good thing you hear.

In a world that seems to be falling apart at the seams, negative thinking and depressing attitudes are causing people to be physically sick.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something to make you smile, brighten your day and fill it with hope? There is!

In fact there are 90 of those kind of lighthearted devotionals packed into my new book, Lighten up and Live.

I thought the following story was perfect for Thanksgiving, especially for anyone who has tried to teach a teenager how to drive. Check it out! 

Questions that Lead to Freedom from Fear

7 - 8 236As we were driving to our beautiful mountain getaway in Colorado, my then three year old Granddaughter, Jadyn, asked where our cabin was located. I pointed to the mountains in this picture and said:

“Our cabin is located right where those five lines come down the mountain.”

She stared intently at the mountains for several minutes. Then the following conversation took place…

Are you Fierce?

shutterstock_133493660Recently I saw a painting of an eagle. He was launching himself from his perch, his eyes intently focused on something I could not see. Every thing about him was fierce. I thought of how rare that kind of intensity is in our culture today.

Robin had Me at Hello

robinI am not much enamored with Hollywood these days. I don’t read any of the magazines or watch any of the shows that expose the minute details of the lives of our celebrities. So why was it that I unsuccessfully fought back tears when I heard of Robin Williams death?