The Most Dangerous and Powerful Word In Your Vocabulary

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

              We live in a world where we have connections with many things:  Our phones, laptops or TVs.  Those connections, however, can actually become distractions –ones that lead us to disconnect and live half-heartedly. When it comes to connections, the word that often gets us in trouble, is “yes.”  […]

What Would YOU Say?

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comments

  A few days ago I was at my neighborhood Starbucks working on my latest book.  Two women were sitting at the table immediately next to mine.  Without intending to, I began tuning into their conversation.  It became apparent that they were good friends and about 8 years younger than me. The first woman was […]

What Will Yours Look Like?

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

                What’s your normal approach to projects? Do you jump right in without much thought or do you thoroughly prepare before you begin? Once you’ve begun, do you usually have the determination to finish the project or does your enthusiasm dwindle and stop you short of completion? Think about […]

All I Can Say Is “WOW!”

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’d been contemplating what to share for this month’s Wholehearted Living blog.  Then, just this morning, I caught the opening of Kathie Lee and Hoda’s TV show.  In it, Kathie Lee gave the most heart-felt, eloquent tribute to her recently deceased husband, Frank Gifford.  Most importantly, she shared the forgiveness, grace and hope that are […]

Can You See It?

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Who do you look like? Whom do others say you most closely resemble? Do you often hear that you look just like your mother? Or maybe (like me) you hear, “You certainly have your dad’s blue eyes.” Not only did I inherit my dad’s blue eyes, but I also inherited some of his personality traits […]

Which of these 3 needs your attention?

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Living wholeheartedly can be described in a variety of ways. Most often, I describe it as: discovering and celebrating the woman God created you to be, and/or loving God, yourself and others with all your heart (Matthew 22:37 & 39). Expanding our definition could mean the following: Doing things for others, doing things for yourself, […]

Which Do You Have: Time or Lifestyle?

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you regularly make time to exercise, or do you exercise only your excuses? Like many people, I used to schedule time to exercise. I attended an aerobics class three times a week and was active for those 60 minutes. At the time, it seemed like a good way to get fit. Since then, however, […]

Is It Time For A Cut? (Not your hair, and not your budget)

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

        Imagine that you find yourself with a shortage of funds, not sure how you’re going to meet all your expenses. Your first thought might be, “How can I bring in more money?” In this scenario however, there’s another equally helpful option. Ask yourself this question: “How can I reduce my expenses?” […]

Which One Are You?

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

                When life gives you lemons how do you handle them? Do you often feel blindsided and react to the “bad cards you’ve been dealt?” Do you complain that what you really wanted was oranges? Do you spend months focusing on the “bad news” or do you find […]

Have You Claimed Yours?

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

                      Imagine having a very wealthy relative. One day you get the news this relative has passed away. The second part of the news is that you have a huge inheritance to claim – bigger and more valuable than you can even imagine. So, now […]