Intentional Living

How Fair Trade Friday turns ashes into beauty

“He has sent?me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… to comfort all who mourn,? and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,? the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment …

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Why we need to stop saying, “You need a bigger house.”

Guys & Gals, There is something that a few people have told me lately and it really gets my goat. ?Pretty much since baby #3 was just a bun in the oven?I’ve often heard, “You need a bigger house.” I don’t get this statement (and I have?to curb the need to say, “You need a …

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How to be more productive by doing nothing

It’s 9:19 on a weeknight…. and no one needs me. The children and the husband are asleep. The house is quiet. Sure the kitchen is still showing its?post-dinner exodus – a dirty stove-top and unrinsed dishes. ?Thomas the Train has spewed his track all over the living room floor and there is a pile of …

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How good mentorship can change your finances and your life

Why do young men begin a life of thievery or violence in order to support their habits? Why do some?women serial date men that will never commit to marriage? Why do young students go out and borrow $100,000 for a Bachelors degree? This, and other issues, I believe can be radically changed by changing the …

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#WishfulWednesday- A personal wish for conversations not condemnations

Yesterday, I logged onto Facebook mid-afternoon to see a barrage of bad news. ?Two Australian citizens put to death in Indonesia. ?A fight at the Supreme Court over the definition of marriage. ?Riots in Baltimore after a young man is fatally injured by police. I don’t need to give my political views on any of …

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