All the things that used to define acts of friendship can be yours without any true connection. #theresanappforthat
About Diane Markins
Host of Bold Living with Diane Markins on KPXQ1360.com in Phoenix. Her latest book, Women in High Def, Boldly Living Your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity is a best seller on Amazon's Kindle. Diane writes and speaks in a gritty "high def, authentic style" about issues that impact daily living. She aspires to reflect the love of God as a wife, mom, businesswoman, speaker and writer. Married to her high school sweetheart in 1979, Diane is also the mother of two grown kids, a daughter-in-law, three grandbabies. Her life is also shared with two dogs and a cat. Family fun, travel and outdoor activities capture her free time.
Entries by Diane Markins
It’s easy to be good for Grandma, or anyone who makes your life easier and better. It’s a lot tougher to “be good” during the course of another hectic day. But I think a little attention and prayer of preparedness to start the day can make a big difference.
Naked once again, except for that awesome patient gown, I sit waiting for my gynecologist. He walks in and we exchange a few friendly comments before he sits on a stool in front of me. He keeps chatting about his recent vacation while he’s seeing stuff that I don’t even want to think about him seeing.
No wonder there are so many people leaving the church and saying they “hate organized religion.”
I believe in following my arrow in the direction of Jesus. If your church doesn’t teach love and acceptance…
There is nothing new about the spirit realm. It’s been a part of the Bible since the words were written. We know that there are unseen activities going on around us. The devil and his minion demons exist. They are up to no-good all the time. The mission: “to kill, steal and destroy like a roaring lion.” That sounds about as scary as any horror movie, especially when applied to your own life and loved ones, right? But there’s more…
In the early days of caring for my own home and family I applied these same methods. I remember one day, when I was pregnant with my second child, waking up face-down on my bed in a pile of clean laundry—one sock still in my hand. I had simply collapsed from exhaustion.
“Whether we are the elephant pooper-scoopers at the circus for minimum wage, volunteering Saturday nights at a homeless shelter or a surgeon removing a brain tumor…it’s all work we do for Him.”
Leadership requires a specific skill set. It can be a heavy load. Question: Who’s loving the leader? Who’s loving on you? Take this quiz to see if your leadership is lacking because you aren’t leading yourself in the right direction. Diane Markins
Wishing is a waste of time and energy. It also focuses on what we lack rather than what we already possess. Unfulfilled longing breeds discontentment, which robs us of our peace and joy.
These aren’t just uplifting social media memes. They’re promises from Almighty God and words to live by.
If you’ve been feeling defeated, down or hopeless- read His word and embrace the victorious attitude that is ready and waiting for you. Live like a winner!
Recent Blog Posts
- Why It’s Impossible to Always be NiceOctober 9, 2017 - 6:00 am
- Blessed Indignity of Modern MedicineOctober 2, 2017 - 5:19 am
- Follow Your Arrow (Let God Paint the Target)September 25, 2017 - 6:15 am
- Get Ready to Rumble with “Prayer Warrior” Stormie OmartianSeptember 18, 2017 - 6:00 am
- Supernatural or Super Normal?September 11, 2017 - 6:00 am
- Give Me a Break!September 4, 2017 - 6:01 am
- Stasi Eldredge: You Are God’s DreamAugust 28, 2017 - 6:01 am