Labels are a part of our world. They are, in their simplest form, a simple categorization…a tool to simplify the tremendous complexities of life. They are, in their more sinister form a lens that distorts perspective. Studies have confirmed that a ‘labeled’ individual is perceived more according to the label that the presenting facts. Beyond … More Finding out who I am!
Bullying is an increasing problem, but it isn’t a new problem nor is it confined to schools. Social-media bullying is rampant; actually every area of life is vulnerable to the phenomenon of bullying. Businesses bully, politicians bully, police bully, minorities bully, families bully–and sadly, even Christians bully. Bullying isn’t always violent, but it is always … More NO MORE BULLIES!
The last few weeks have offered numerous opportunities to share information on developing a prayer habit–especially through the use of a prayer journal. One of the tools that helped me prayer fervently and effectively was ‘perpetual lists.’ The link below provides a document with three of those key lists: 31 Days of Prayer focused on … More Prayer Tools
BULLYING Current statistics indicate half of school-age children report having been bullied in the past month. A strong link exists between bullying and suicide–the leading cause of death for young people. Bullying is an increasing problem, but it isn’t a new problem nor is it confined to schools. Businesses bully, politicians bully, police bully, minorities … More Bunnies are Bullies
Jump, Scooby, Jump! She’s four. She’s been on a horse for about four hours in her life. She knew what he could do. She knew what she wanted to do. She spoke clearly and told him so. Scooby, who loves jumping, ignored her. Her voice became more insistent until the words were a plaintive plea: … More Why won’t he listen to me?
The beautiful depths of life require connection with others. God created humanity for relationship. Much of our culture today draws us away from deep connection with others–but the longing never leaves us. It is the design God wove into humanity. Part of the plans for Heartsong Ministry include using horses (and other animals, in … More ABCs of Relationships
The biggest step in writing your story is the first one! Simply getting started will set the wheels in motion. A simple genealogy chart will help you begin to think about family. Many free printable charts exist on the web; this is a charming one that will get your thoughts rolling. Then let’s start with … More Writing Your Story