Tag Archives: life is good

Savor the moments

Have you ever wanted to just sloooooooow down? We all have. Well, I assume we all have. Things get crazy. Life gets blurry. The task list is long and can get cumbersome. The constant unending chores to get done.

It is regular. It is normal. It is disheartening.

And we miss things.

I hate missing things.

When my kids were young, I wanted to savor the moments. But I was a working mom and a children’s minister and had a great friend circle and a home. And meals. And laundry. And … and … and … like you, probably. Continue reading

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Best Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie EVER!

I don’t mean to brag, but seriously. . . SERIOUSLY! It is just so good. So good, in fact, that I thought I would share  it with you. I’m not a food blogger, so I’m not skilled at taking photos every step of the way. In fact, I find it a little frustrating to scroll through a dozen pictures to get to the recipe (sorry food bloggers). So, I’m just going to share it with you.

Why?

Because  it is the end of Thanksgiving week! And I am so thankful for discovering that cooking this way can be delectable. For me and for meat-eaters as well. Continue reading

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Vegan? REALLY?

I know what you are thinking. Vegan? What is that word doing on a post title?

On, more specifically, my post title???

Well, I’ve been on a health journey. I felt lead to put myself on a 60 day challenge (I talked about it already here.and here.) But I never would have expected it would take me here.

N.E.V.E.R.

I would have argued with you if you said it would. Actually, I think I did argue about it. Continue reading

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Filed under Caring for ourselves, chronic illness, cooking, eating right, Life Happenings

You were meant to be you

How many books, blog posts, sermons, and lectures have been written or spoken on the subject that you were meant to be you and only you? There is no one else like you. God made you to carry out the unique purpose for which you were created.

Those topics flood the airspace and blogosphere and pulpits.

Yet … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Are All Around Us

Our life is made of lessons. Good lessons. Bad lessons. Some inspiring, some disheartening. We start learning these kinds of lessons before we can speak or answer a question. We continue on through school and to the end of our days.

Some days we learn what we want to add to our life, other days things we want to avoid at all cost.

A movie, a song, a sermon, a painting; all can speak to us in a moment that affects our inner being. If we let it.

There are words we read or hear that stick with us forever. Those words can jar our thinking, arrest our thoughts, and adjust our compass.

Words. Meanings. Messages. Perspectives. Opinions. Thoughts.

Things to ponder that change the very makeup of our person.

As one who ponders, this stuff is food for my soul.

One message from a movie has made me reconsider my goals. One line from a country song has stoked the flame of my passion for living a life of impact.

Let yourself be moved by what you hear and see. Settle your mind and take it in. You don’t have to keep it if you don’t want to, but let it in for a brief moment and ponder its message.

Be moved by the things you experience. It is a lovely, lovely thing.

 

Patricia Meyers
Stirred in my core

 

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Things are looking serious!

Oh dear … things are getting serious around here. There are stacks of boxes and bins for the moving truck.

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Book Signing Week!

Yes, indeed. It is book signing week. This Saturday, December 12, 2015 I will be signing copy of my children’s novel: Caitlin’s Summer Adventure at Words of Wisdom Christian Bookstore in Swansea, Illinois. Continue reading

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A New Chapter

Sometimes we long for a new chapter in our life for what feels like ages. Other times it pops up before us like a beautiful vista after cresting a hill. That is where my husband and I are.

At a new chapter. A new beginning. A fresh adventure. Continue reading

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A Penman Ponders …

That seems to be what I do. I ponder things. I love to think about things. Odd? I know.


frog pondering

I remember, years ago, when a young co-worker found out that I did not turn the radio on in my car. She freaked. Seriously. It was hilarious. She did some research online to find out how many people don’t listen to music while they drive. Especially when they have a long commute, like me.

Suffice it to say I was in the minority. Vast minority. Continue reading

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It is so easy to help others

Or to do someone a favor.

“Hey, will you do me a favor?” They ask.

I answer, “Sure!” or “I will if I can.”

But what about doing ourselves a favor? That seems difficult at times. Continue reading

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