Peering into a mouth filled with stained teeth and bleeding, puffy gums is high on the list of things I don’t want to do. Working at a slaughter house might be slightly above it, but singing in public and bookkeeping are only marginally below.
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
Aged to Perfection (Nearly) Do you love (or hate) birthdays… or do they not really matter much to you? I know people who start planning and thinking about their birthdays way in advance. Those are the people who often get tragically disappointed because their anticipation and imagination can’t possibly live up to what really happens. […]
As a little girl I loved Easter. What’s not to love? My sister and I always got a new “Easter outfit” which included a frilly dress of our choosing, lacy socks, shiny new patent leather mary janes, a hat and even little white gloves. No, I’m not nearing 80, that’s just the way my mom wanted to do things.
Regret, remorse, misgiving; all denote a feeling of dissatisfaction regarding events that have passed. Every adult on earth has experienced this at one time or another and knows it’s not a picnic. But what should we do with it when it comes?
Face it; life can be hard. Things don’t always go well and sometimes they get worse before they get better. This may seem like mercy isn’t my strongest gift (it’s not) but I think sometimes compassion’s best companion is tough love.
It’s actually simple math…what you ADD is tremendously more consequential than what you take away. So here are three foods to add for fitness fuel. Try just including one of these in your diet. You’re not giving anything up. You’re not taking medicine. But the health value is big. Joy will follow.
Each day we are in training. For those of us who believe that life doesn’t end when we take our final breath on earth, this is a fact. As we open our eyes in the morning we are presented with new opportunities to become stronger, wiser, kinder…better.
God didn’t create us to be alone. He knew we’d need others to love, encourage and teach us. In Philippians 2:1-4 Paul talks about working together, sharing a common purpose. If my purpose is to encourage, help, love and support you and your purpose is the same toward me…we both win.
I deeply admire those who seem to sincerely appreciate “constructive” criticism delivered to them immediately after they’re finished with what they’ve done. When I fall on my face, the only constructive things I want coming my way are chocolate and hugs. I’ll look for ways to improve later.
Recent Blog Posts
- No Job Joy?April 24, 2017 - 6:00 am
- Aged to PerfectionApril 17, 2017 - 6:37 am
- Easter: It’s All About MeApril 10, 2017 - 6:01 am
- Contemplating Past May Improve FutureApril 3, 2017 - 6:15 am
- Mean isn’t FunnyMarch 27, 2017 - 6:00 am
- Sounds Like LifeMarch 20, 2017 - 6:00 am
- 3 Foods to Add for Fitness FuelMarch 13, 2017 - 6:37 am