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Grateful, Grumpy, Grateful

Grateful, Grumpy, Grateful

            It was one of those elegant evenings . . .             rare for a parson and parson’s wife. I immediately began to feel like a queen as soon as my husband and I were greeted at the curb by the engaging elderly gentleman in black tuxedo. The pampering...
A Comfy Cozy Cabin

A Comfy Cozy Cabin

To do something new, even if it’s better than the old, we often experience resistance . . . at least at first.     I’m thankful for this comfy cozy cabin. Though the giggly lil’ girl in me is still tucked inside these cabin walls right between the boards of the tiny...
Happy One Year Birthday Heart Working Women!

Happy One Year Birthday Heart Working Women!

One year ago, fifty-two women ( some of you!) joined us on November 5th 2016, for the Heart Working Women’s premier conference at White Sulphur Springs in Manns Choice, PA. We have been blessed by you, and especially encouraged as we’ve been able to stay...
Hope in Your Pockets

Hope in Your Pockets

Hope in Your Pockets   “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13     Instead of carrying her money in her purse or pockets, Hanna put her money in her...
Secrets for Soul Rest in the Sensitive

Secrets for Soul Rest in the Sensitive

  “. . . learn from Me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.”                   Matthew 11:29 AMP   Unrest can take root in a young girl’s tender soul. One sensitive soul like Ava’s. Her momma didn’t intend to...
How Heart Working MEN Live

How Heart Working MEN Live

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Psalm 133:1   Four brothers singing God’s praises together for sixty-two years. Men emanating the gentle strength of lives well lived. Wow. That’s a dandy bunch of Heart Working Men. With...
Freeing Your Bold, Beautiful, & Best

Freeing Your Bold, Beautiful, & Best

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV   Decades of hesitation, self-doubt, and fear settle in your pockets. Jagged edges of rejection and shame pierce the lining as they jab through the lint.  ...
Anger Turned Inward

Anger Turned Inward

Jimmy Stewart, the well loved movie star, adivsed his twin daughters (Judy and Kelly) before leaving for college, “Remember this, be kind to everyone.”   The Stewart twins grew up in a loving and happy environment which probably made it relatively easy to...
Kindness Within

Kindness Within

Do you talk kindly to yourself? How does that conversation sound? Do you feel a disconnection within yourself, or from others?   Do people seem to be avoiding you rather than drawn towards you?   If so, chances are you are believing some lies about yourself.   With...