Articles

  • 07-be-kind

    Be kind!

    Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you—not because they are nice, but because you are.—Author unknown Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy.—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.—Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) […]

  • 08-Olympic-faith

    Olympic faith

    The 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had some truly exciting moments. Athletes from 28 sports and 41 disciplines amazed us with their talent, audacity, perseverance, and physical and mental prowess. Yet, in my opinion, there was an aspect of these Olympic competitions that shone even brighter than the medals—the role that […]

  • 09-Unsung-heroes

    Unsung heroes

    God alone is aware of the vast quantity of heroic deeds taking place each day. If plaques were given for each, there wouldn’t be enough space on all the walls in the world! Perhaps this was on my husband Michael’s mind when he wrote this song in appreciation of the many unsung heroes. I saw […]

  • 10-What-really-counts

    What really counts

    I dreamed that I was invited to a luxurious banquet. Everything around me shone with glory and splendor. Crystal goblets were filled with the best wines and all my favorite dishes were present. Then there was the command, “Eat and be happy.” So I ate and was happy. By the time the desserts were served, […]

  • 11-My-presence

    My presence

    I am always with you, ready and willing to help, direct, comfort, love, heal, and provide for you. I want you to bring Me into every area of your life. I don’t ask this because I want to harness or control you, but because I love you. I want to provide for you and protect […]

  • 01-gods_invitation

    God’s invitation

    In working on this issue of Activated, I came across this great quote: “Relationship with God isn’t about what you do, how you do it, or where you do it—it’s about knowing who God really is.” Even Jesus’ disciples struggled with really knowing God. One day when they were observing Jesus while He prayed, they noticed how […]