Gratitude - Blog Post at https://MaryRodman.com/blog

This fortune has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks, and I have read it periodically. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” I believe it is important to live a life of gratitude, but I would like to rephrase the fortune for you. “Gratitude toward Jesus is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” After all, where would we be without a Savior!

Happy Place

Picture in your mind your happy place. For some it is a walk in the woods, a cabin in the mountains, or a stroll along the beach. Many people enjoy the morning silence with a cup of coffee in their favorite chair. Possibly it is the view from your front porch, or a leisurely drive in your car. Wherever your …

Recipes for a Happy Life

Recipes for a Happy Life Blog Post

It is the little things in life that make a huge difference in our hearts. A hug from a child or a friend. Settling in with a good book in the morning sunshine. I few quiet moments with God in the middle of the day. Sometimes it is showering your friends with an unexpected homemade treat!

Give It Your All. It isn't about the money, it is about your heart. Excerpt from Live Life in Full Bloom by Mary Rodman

Jesus isn’t concerned about a money issue. He is concerned about a heart issue. The widow wasn’t blessed because she gave financially. She was blessed because she gave from her heart.

Create Memories

Create Memories Blog

The coronavirus has changed our lives. Rather than worrying about of the situation, create some great memories with your family. Like the smell of wood burning, one day your senses will remind you of the wonderful days spent together at home. Instead of watching the news 24/7 and stressing about social distancing, spend your energy creating great remembrances.

Drought Index

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We are all experiencing some sort of drought with the coronavirus now in the USA.  Are you relying on the Lord for the assurance that He is ultimately in control? Please share how you are finding JOY in spite of these difficult days.

Flight 93

My husband and I stopped in Shanksville, Pennsylvania this summer on our way home from vacation. This isn’t your typical vacation spot, but our son had encouraged us to stop and see the temporary memorial site from Flight 93, which crashed during the attacks on September 11, 2001.I have to admit my initial response was a little mixed. There didn’t …

Thunder

While recovering from major surgery I had a day of setback. My pain seemed different and more painful than previous days. As if the pain wasn’t enough to dampen my spirits it was a dreary morning. There was very little sunshine which eventually lead to pop-up thunderstorms in our area. Though the storms and rain weren’t close the gloomy gray …

Tough Love

Sometimes in our lives we exhibit tough love to a friend or family member. Tough love is the moment you give another adult an ultimatum as a result of their bad actions. Tough love is a two-way street though. Your offer for help may be accepted or it may be rejected. If the person continues down the wrong road, you must rely on the power of prayer and seek understanding from God. Now that is truly tough love!

Bloom

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, …