Every Wednesday, join our community conversation over on the podcast. To keep the conversation going, on Thursday’s, you’ll find additional resources, pdf’s, short videos, and links to articles/sites mentioned in the podcast, right here on the blog. By combining the spoken + written word, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger than ever!
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” -Mother Teresa Her smile lit up the room. As I walked across the yoga studio floor, I felt drawn to this beautiful young woman. "Your face is radiant," I said. "Simply...read more
When my heart is overwhelmed, I have to turn to God. His word becomes a sanctuary for my troubled soul. As I watch the news this Tuesday morning, I stare in disbelief that Suffolk, Virginia is the lead story. Who in the world could have imagined this type of tornadic...read more
"Experts define empty nest syndrome as a collection of symptoms including sadness, loneliness and/or grief experienced by parents whose children come of age and leave home. Unfortunately, because the empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, there are few...read more
"You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; The word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him." (2 Samuel 22:29-31) I promised a full report...read more
Courage is just fear holding on a minute longer. -Kathryn A. Piersall This will be short and sweet. On April 19, I will be leading a workshop at a women's event, Spring Cleaning for the Soul, being held at my local church, Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, ...read more
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth Tomorrow at 1:45 pm my sweet daughter, Brooke, will be...read more
"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown." Denis Waitley Comfort zones. The very phrase connotes many emotions. Many visuals. Wikipedia...read more
About a month ago, I came home from a Varsity Basketball Game, where I was watching my daughter, Brooke, cheer. As we were eating a little snack before bedtime, I began fiddling with my wedding ring-only to notice that the diamond was gone! My heart sank. I felt like...read more
Tuesday was a hard day. Brooke, my seventeen-year old daughter, was vying for a spot in the Individual Cheer Competition to be held at the Annual Metro Cheer Competition (all the Christian high schools in her conference) on Feb. 23. Five girls on her varsity...read more
An afterword from Janell's first book, "Rock-Solid Families: Transforming an Ordinary Home into a Fortress of Faith". Order your copy today! “But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge (Psalm 94: 22).” After a long...read more
-An excerpt from Janell's new book, "Rock-solid Families: Transform an Ordinary Home into a Fortress of Faith" Bible Reading: Luke 9:23-25 "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his...read more
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