Get better sleep by praying by Toni Star

  The following is a wonderful article on how to get better sleep. We all need sleep; not just to feel better and more energized in the morning but to keep our bodies healthy. Not only does better sleep help you to be your best during the day but sleep actually repairs your body as you sleep. Quality sleep keeps you healthy physically and mentally. When you lose sleep, your body struggles during the day because it didn't get the rest it needed to function as it should. Your body needs rest mentally so it can prepare itself for the following day and its needs. Just recently, my husband shared with me how he gets to sleep quickly at night. As he turns over and  adjusts his head to the pillow, he quotes passages from the Bible such as Psalm 23, The Lord's Prayer and other passages from the psalms and proverbs. I tried this last night and before I knew it, I was asleep and got a wonderful night's sleep. I plan on doing this again every night. Several times in the Bible, Jesus s

Enjoy Christmas this year; put aside the virus

 This Christmas season and the Christmas season last year--2020, have been challenging, for sure!  The virus has taken away many freedoms we have held dearly and maybe have taken for granted. But,   you and I don't have to stay hostage to this virus or any virus. We can still be happy and enjoy the   season. Sure, many of us are unable to be with family and friends and that hurts; that hurts a lot.  But, when you think about the real meaning of Christmas and why so many of us celebrate it, we   can still be happy and positive and enjoy the happiness of the season.   Christians celebrate Christmas because that is when Christ was born. If Christ was never born, if   Christ never lived on this earth and was crucified, died and rose from the dead, there would be no   Christmas, there would be no laughter, hope or anything uplifting about the season we call Christmas.  Many are suffering this time of the year from the flu or other viruses and that is certainly not fun but  with Christ t

Thanksgiving at Grandma's by Toni Star

  Thanksgiving at Grandma’s by Toni Star November, then and now, signals just one thing to me, Thanksgiving at Grandma’s.  Thanksgiving at her house was paradise!  The atmosphere of food, laughter and love was wonderful and unforgettable.  Thanksgiving morning at our house was busy.  Mom would prepare a salad or pie; we kids would dress up in our good clothes and then go outside to play. We had to be careful not to get dirty.  Good clothes in our family didn’t come easy.  We weren’t poor but we were very frugal with money and food.  Meanwhile, Dad stayed busy in the garage checking out the old Chevy.  He’d check the oil, water and the battery and then give the tires a kick, for readiness.  Often, I would go into the garage from time to time to see how he was doing.  Often, he found things for me to do-such as checking the oil and water and inspecting the car battery to see if was clean and water filled to the proper level. I always felt important helping Dad, especially on holidays, wh

10 Clever tricks to Trigger Positive Emotions by Larry Alton, June 28, 2019

The below post is so beautiful that I wanted to share it with you, my readers. I hope you like it and I think that you will...The post is about positive thinking and more than ever, throughout the world, we need to read such a post. Enjoy! Larry Alton wrote the post in June of 2019 By Larry Alton | June 28, 2019 | 30  The “power of positive thinking” is a popular concept, and sometimes it can feel a little cliché. But the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. A positive mindset can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders. All this sounds great, but what does the “power of positive thinking” really mean? You can define positive thinking as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism, but these are all still general, ambiguous concepts. If you want to be effective in thinking and be

Words from my cousin Barbara Slater and my comments

 I just received a letter from my cousin Barbara Slater, who lives in Oregon. She and her husband are in their 80s and doing well; especially considering that they, like many other seniors, are struggling with the virus and her husband suffering from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. She quotes from Psalm 90, "The worse things get, the closer we draw to God." She also wrote, "I am amazed at the strength God has given me at my age. (83). My cousin is a testimony of how God provides as we grow older. I agree with her. My husband and I are in are middle 70s, we have several health concerns and of course, the virus has added to our woes. But, we are learning, day by day to  trust in Him in all matters and to take each day--one day at a time.  My cousin also wrote on  the back of her card more inspirational words: "God will give you overcoming strength for overwhelming moments." I love these words and already they have come in handy--especially with current a

Wonderful Words from Holley Girth--preface from Toni Star

I hope you all will read the following words that come from Holley Girth 2021. I have read and reread them and they have been so helpful! Please take a few minutes and read them. I think that you will find her words not only helpful but also very healing. This Covid virus has been not only stressful but tiring but through out it all, God has been with us--each and everyone! No matter what comes today, tomorrow or five, twenty years from now--God will be with you and me! Hold on to your faith because it is your faith in God that will bring you through whatever you face--now and every day! Toni Star  We, as humanity, have been through a lot in the past year or so. That can make it feel as if we’re failing, but really we’ve just all been fighting hard. So remember this, you’re doing better than you know, you’re loved more than you can imagine, and you’re going to get through whatever is in front of you today. There is nothing you will face this week that’s bigger than your God. No problem

The Coronavirus is still here: but so is God!

 Yes, by now we all know that the virus is still here.  But, more important, God is still here and near.  Take one day at a time and you will see.  By the evil one; don't be deceived...  God is with you everywhere you go!   Never give up or give in.   With God, there is power within..   When you feel like giving up.   All you have to do is look up...     And, you will see the good Lord!