What Was I Thinking?

Do you ever find yourself engaged in an inner monologue when performing mindless tasks? I do, especially when I’m folding laundry, watering the garden, or doing the dishes. Unfortunately, the impressions that slide into my awareness are not always especially helpful or nourishing.   That’s the bad news.  The good news is I have the power to control my thoughts—and so do you.    We can choose to stop, ask ourselves, What was I thinking? and reverse the negative bias of our idle thoughts. We can replace stinkin’-thinkin’ with positive, bounce-back thoughts. We can think about something good, something     read more

Try Something New

  It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and simply run on auto-pilot, can’t it?   When times are rough there certainly is comfort to be found in the familiar.  But there’s also a special kind of bounce-back energy to be found in trying something new.    Here are Five Simple, Fun and Easy New Things to Try:   1.) When you go for your usual walk, start out going opposite of the     read more

A New Way to Get Together!

I have some exciting news. I am now able to send you A Thought From Penny each week as a “VLOG.” What’s a “VLOG” ? It’s a combination of written blog post AND a video! Soon you’ll be receiving a written Thought From Penny – just like always – along with a video from me for you to watch. How     read more

Goat Money

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”  Matthew 13:44   Do you pick up pennies in a parking lot?  I do, partly because of the little rhyme my mother taught me as a child, “Find a penny –     read more

The Write Way to Remember

Maybe you’ve seen the commercial for Prevagen—a dietary supplement that claims to support healthy brain function and better memory. It’s aimed at people suffering with memory lossand ends with the words, “Pregagen, the name to remember.” If you think about it, that’s pretty funny.   What’s not so funny is the tendency I have toward spiritual forgetfulness. When the going     read more

Don’t Give Up – Look Up!

Ever feel like throwing in the towel? We all do from time-to-time. And though it may be good to walk away from unhealthy relationships or a bad work environment, there are some things worth fighting for. Your marriage, your kids, your health, the work God has called you to.   Before you go burning any bridges try this: Go outside     read more