Being a Blessing – Guest Post by Jennifer Parrish

This morning my daughter Jennifer Parrish shared an amazing story of how a complete stranger chose to bless her and her family. It is a beautiful story of ‘paying it forward’ and choosing to be a blessing in this world. This is from her FB page today: I don’t get “serious” on here often, but something remarkable happened over the weekend and I think it … Continue reading Being a Blessing – Guest Post by Jennifer Parrish

Don’t Judge Your Life By the Color of the Puzzle Piece You Are Holding

Have you ever done a puzzle? I love opening the box. It doesn’t matter if its 100, 250, or 500, or 1000+ pieces. Each one different. Yet each one in needed. Some are yellow, some are red, some are blue, and some are black. Many have lots of colors on each individual piece. Before you even begin you know that it will come together in … Continue reading Don’t Judge Your Life By the Color of the Puzzle Piece You Are Holding

Loving Others Extravagantly in 2016

My goal for 2016 is to open my heart more. To love others extravagantly and without measure. To give grace abundantly and to open my life to my fellow brothers and sisters.  2 Corinthians 6:12-13 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.  It troubles … Continue reading Loving Others Extravagantly in 2016

God Be the Thread

  God I need you to be the thread To sew up my broken heart again Give me the strength to believe That with Your help  things can change John 15:26-27 “But when the Helper Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, He will testify and … Continue reading God Be the Thread

What is and What Always Will Be 

Just relaxing and watching an old movie. And you hear it. That one sentence that God is speaking to you with. It stirs your heart. And rumbles in your soul. It was just another line of the movie. But the weight of the words hits you like a ton of bricks.  Tony was watching an old movie that his father made for him. His father … Continue reading What is and What Always Will Be 

Love Boldly Poems for National Poetry Month

Here is a collection of some of my favorite Love Poems. I have assembled this for Proflowers and National Poetry Month. Head on over to Proflowers and their #Love Boldly Campaign and buy your muse a beautiful bouquet today! I dedicate all these poems to my husband, Bob Rasmussen. He is the reason I have learned to love again despite all the heartache I have … Continue reading Love Boldly Poems for National Poetry Month

Stand Through the Trials

I would like to share with you my testimony of the strength of Love. My husband and I have both been married before. Nobody said it would be easy. In fact the odds were against us. We both have kids from previous marriages. And the ‘fun’ with the ex’s – yeah right. Yet in spite of everything God was and still is faithful. He has given … Continue reading Stand Through the Trials

Pursue Peace

We have been so blessed this month with visiting family. My brother came out from Nevada with his family for a week. And this week my brother in law from CA and my sister in law from MI are here. Now may I confess, we do not have the picture perfect family. There have been troubles and fights and disagreements. I have to confess that … Continue reading Pursue Peace

15 Quotes on Being Satisfied With Life

Are you satisfied with your life? Are you happy? Are you peaceful? Remember when you were a little kid? And going to the store and getting that candy bar at the store – now that was satisfaction! And then being a teenager, and your parents gave you the car keys for your night out? That was satisfaction. And maybe later in life you got married, … Continue reading 15 Quotes on Being Satisfied With Life