Those affected by the massive tornadoes in Oklahoma still need our prayers and support. By supporting the organizations on the ground who are handing out important resources -- food, shelter, clothing, counseling -- you are directly helping those people in need. People who had their whole lives shattered in a matter of minutes. People who went to work and school like any other day and came home to nothing, or to learn their loved ones were lost.
Please donate however you can, every little bit helps. Get together with church members and sports clubs and school groups to host a bake sale or donation drive. Your support and love means so much in times of tragedy. If you need some guidance, I've listed some great organizations that do God's good work in these difficult times:
Standing on my porch this morning, watching the white puffy clouds race across the blue sky, breathing in the fresh scent of spring's promise…I wanted IT. It was like waking up from a long, deep sleep to see sunshine and bright blue skies and hear the music of nature, and wanting so badly to do something!
Watching pink cherry tree petals flutter in the wind like a warm, fragrant shower of color reminds me that the fruit from those trees will be sweet and ripe, fresh for the picking and canning. I already have plans for making lots of jams and jellies to restock my depleted pantry.
The spring breeze makes me feel wild and young again. I believe in spring's promise of hope and renewal and will embrace that feeling, letting go of any lingering negativity in order to appreciate what is ahead. Now is a good time to let any anger, frustration, and discontent slip away…
Find out what you want and go for it! Don't sit around thinking and fussing. Do something your heart aches to do. Take a deep breath. Breathe in the opportunity. Get inspired. Sail on the fresh, promise-filled wind and go a little wild...let the fever take hold and whisk you off to better days ahead.
I have been listening to you every day for at least a year now. I lost my husband on March 9th. We were together for 32 years, married for 30 years April 23rd. Some night could you play "On The Road Again"? It was our song and today is his birthday.
Please pray for us and for our first grandchild who is heading this way in September. Joe knew before he passed away which makes a good memory.
Your photo is not how I imagined you. It is better than I imagined. You provide much pleasure to all. Thank you.
Have a great day.
I am so so sorry for your loss. One of my closest friends, Kim, lost her precious husband after 30 years of marriage. He passed away a week after their anniversary. She misses him so much that I ache for her; he loved her more than life. I pray that like Kim, the love and the memories you shared will see you through.
I am going to play a song for you in honor of your husband that was written in honor of my son Sammy who passed on March 11th last year. The song is "I Know You Lived" by Angie Broberg and you can find it on iTunes. If you buy it, the proceeds go directly to support my charity, Point Hope.
May the Lord comfort you and heal your broken heart.
God bless you.
Do you need a spring awakening? Maybe you just need to spring into action and do something that makes you feel good. Let me give you a few ideas…
Spring clean. In your car, your desk, your shed or your bedroom, pick a place that could use a little (ahem!) attention this season and make it a more desirable place to be.
Plant some seeds. In the ground, in a container or in your windowsill, put your green thumb to work and grow something this year!
Plan a spring brunch. If you’re not already doing this for Easter, get some friends or family together and put together a potluck picnic, a barbecue or a brunch and come to remember why you love these milder months.
Take a spring break. The kids get one, why not you? Just for a day. Devote a day to unwind and relax. Take some time to refuel yourself by doing an activity you enjoy.
Bring flowers. To your office, to your friend, to your kitchen table, bring some pretty spring flowers to perk up the environment you’re in and celebrate spring.
Switch up your workout. It doesn’t have to be the same thing every day and it doesn’t have to be in a gym. Walk along the beach or lake, take a hike with your kids, stretch outside, try a group yoga class, wash the car, or get to work in the garden. Digging and planting will definitely cost you a few calories.
Do you know someone getting married, having a baby, celebrating an anniversary, or graduating? Now is the time to recognize someone special so write a special dedication for them, pick a song if you’d like, and send it to me. Email me at D@Delilah.com.
I'm ready to "March into spring." The daffodils and crocus are poking thru the ground, promising to bloom soon. I love this time of year when the earth thaws and the birds return to sing our morning greeting and the land comes back to life with spring flowers.
Easter season is here, reminding me of the new life we gained from the resurrection of our Savior. The land freshens with new life, reminding me that winter seasons are only temporary — physically and emotionally.
I hope the newness and revitalization that occurs this time of year stirs a new beginning in your heart. Whether that beginning is a spiritual beginning, a physical change or an attitude adjustment, now is the time to commit to it.
This month tell me about the changes you are making in your life and in your heart. If you are planning your own personal spring awakening, tell me how you plan to make positive changes and follow thru with it.
Tell me what you love about your life. Even if you are not in the best place right now, tell me one thing you can hold onto that brings you joy.
Tell me about your Passover traditions and Easter traditions. How do you celebrate this special time of year and what are you looking forward to?
I can't wait to hear from you this month. Share your thoughts, your traditions and more, and let me find a song to keep you going strong. You can call me at 1-888-633-5452 or email me at D@Delilah.com today.