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Word for Today: Change

Change

Change happens! My latest change is the format for my blog.

Although I love, love, LOVE sharing my musings through the Bible, I am changing my content to focus on personalities. I’ve been a CLASS certified personality trainer since 2007 and recently received my lifetime certification. My excitement and love of personalities as a tool to help others was awakened with the amazing new information I gleaned from the training¬† I received in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Since I am going to renew my efforts to empower others with this knowledge, it made sense to change my blog focus to personalities. I am keeping all my previous material, but I hope you will spend some time reading my new personality posts and let me know what you think.

It doesn’t matter what your personality is or your what your gender is, there will be something for everyone. You can be an executive or a domestic goddess, and you STILL find some tool to help tune up your relationships at home, work, church and at play.

I hope you join me often because all of our relationships benefit from a tune up every now and then!

Word for Today: Change is good, especially when it provides tools to tune up relationships!

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011 No Comments

Word for Today – Give a Little Love!

Give a Little Love

I’ll get back to Philippians next week, but one more post of light, but important, fare. I’ve always heard a little love can go a long way, and after the Christmas season . . . I believe it!

One of our favorite Christmas movies is the Jim Carey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I have the memory of a gold fish, so what struck me this season about the movie may touch my heart every time I watch it, but today I’m actually going to record my thoughts.

Anyone who knows anything about Mr. Grinch knows he as about as unlovable as they come. He also smells, has termites in his teeth, and is as tender as a seasick crocodile. Too bad people like that aren’t only in whimsical stories; they really DO exist. And, who better than Christians to give them a little love like Cindy Lou Who showed to the Grinch. She was the only one in Whoville who extended a loving hand to the unlovable grouch residing in a cave high on Mt. Crumpit.

But, a little love went a long way, and the Grinch ultimately succumbed to the emotion that had long been absent in his is miserable life. He even carved the roast beast at the Who Christmas celebration! The power of love is amazing.

Not only did the the Grinch movie illustrate the importance of love, but I’ve observed it in my house this holiday. And, at the risk of belaboring the event of adding a new dog to our home, I’d like to share how Kramer has also shown us the power of love.

Kramer was a little like the Grinch when he arrived in our home December 5, 2010. He definitely resembled the infamous green grouch in that he was very unruly and somewhat of a whirlwind (this was probably a result of not having a regular home for so long). Thankfully, unlike the Grinch, he was very people oriented.

Because of recent neuter surgery we had to wait a week before giving Kramer a proper bath. He wasn’t smelly like the Grinch, but we knew he wasn’t as clean as he could be.

Well, despite it all, we loved and showered Kramer with affection; we’ve seen a huge change in his behavior, but nothing as obvious as his interaction with our other two dogs. Newman didn’t/doesn’t have much use for Kramer; he frequently growls at his new brother. Needless to say,¬† it’s going to take a while for that bond to develop.

However, Cooper loves Kramer. There were a few rough moments at the beginning, but because Cooper is more accepting of the white flash zipping around the house, they have developed a precious bond. They wrestle. They share kisses. They chew on the same toy at the same time! They really enjoy each others company. That’s kind of how the Grinch’s story ends . . . and all because Cindy Lou Who shared a little love.

As we reflect on the past year and look forward to a new one, let’s strive to give a little love to everyone. Wait, let’s take it one step further and give a WHOLE lot of love!

Word for Today: Give a WHOLE lot of love!

Posted by on December 30th, 2010 2 Comments

Word for Today – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Enjoy the Holidays

Thanks for visiting. I’ve been so busy with family, the Holidays, and, yes, the new dog, that I’ve not had much time to keep up with my blog.

My family and I had (and are having) a nice time together and enjoying each others company. I must say that Kramer, our new dog of three weeks, gave me a wonderful Christmas present…he has calmed down a little. Believe it or not, his first “not-SO-crazy” day was Christmas, and it carried over to today. I’m hoping it’s the gift that will keep on giving and giving and giving ALL through the year.

Not much else to report, but I hope to get back on schedule after the New Year. Until then, here are a few photos of our furry babies in their gay apparel.

This is Cooper and Kramer. Getting three dogs to pose in their festive collars that look like chew toys is not easy. We didn’t snap this shot before Newman had bounded out of the photos.

Newman decided to rejoin his brothers. So, in order it’s: Kramer, Cooper, and Newman. (The treats helped keep them sitting somewhat.)

This is, perhaps, the babies favorite breakfast . . . Puppy Pancakes. Actually, this was Kramer’s first experience with Puppy Pancakes, but it didn’t take him long to figure out something was up when Cooper and Newman started lurking around the stove acting like they had ants in their pants. I don’t know how they know, but even before we announce the menu, those two Welshes with keen noses (or something) know that pancakes are a-cookin’. I think Kramer is on to the special breakfast too and will have ants in his pants next time.

Word for Today: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the Holidays with family and friends (and knowing that it all came about because the Savior who loves us so much was born to save the world.)

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 1 Comment