10 More Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Younger

Wisdom musings in my 70th year  It was a joy and honor to be Jill Savage’s Guest on her NO MORE PERFECT PODCAST! We discussed ten things I wish I’d known (or better understood) earlier in my life.   Jill said that these 3 were her biggest takeaways. You can see my list of ten things below and listen to the full podcast HERE. 1) What if we loved more like dogs love? If you are a dog owner, you know there is nothing better than the love that dog has for you. They don’t hold a [...]

10 More Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Younger2022-09-20T11:35:20-07:00

Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier

GOD'S GLORY OR MY GRATIFICATION? Sometimes we think our motives and aspirations are godly endeavors. I am still learning to ask the question: "Does this decision, goal, or action bring glory to God?" And, "Is this the best use of my time, energies, and resources?" He gives us so much liberty to go about our lives. How many days, weeks, months, or years have I wasted getting out ahead of God and continually "waiting for Him to catch up and bless my activity"! Oh, the beautiful patience of our Heavenly Daddy! At 70 (being [...]

Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier2022-07-15T07:28:01-07:00

My Hair & God’s Sense of Humor

DANNA'S COUNTDOWN TO 70 - LESSONS LEARNED ON THE ROAD OF LIFE God never wastes our pain. He teaches – restores – redeems and even sometimes makes us laugh. QUESTION: How has God redeemed your pain? Romans 8:38 says: “All things work together for good for those who love God, for those called according to his purpose.” I both love and hate this verse. It depends upon the context. It can sometimes feel like a rote response to someone’s pain as if it is an immediate panacea for current troubles. One of the first times [...]

My Hair & God’s Sense of Humor2021-11-22T07:55:11-08:00

My Life in a 3-Minute Poem

MY LIFE IN 3 MINUTES  California born in 1952. Yep, do the math, I’m over sixty, but not blue! Awesome family – my dad and mom. Married 66 years! They’re the BOMB! Like most teen girls who look in the mirror; being fat and ugly was my biggest fear. Diets – Pills – I was in a downward spiral; and then my bulimia went viral.   Bingeing & purging five times a day; my body was ravaged in numerous ways. Hid my secret for 16 years until panic attacks exposed all of my fears. Losing [...]

My Life in a 3-Minute Poem2021-10-12T12:07:48-07:00

Danna’s Countdown to 70: Deep & Superficial Questions

Are these cut off jeans too young for a woman approaching seventy? Yeah, I know. That’s a pretty superficial question. But let’s be real, at my age, I find myself asking a lot of both deep and surface questions. I’ve faced off several milestone birthdays (40, 50, 60), but my upcoming 70 is somewhat sobering. I mean, really? I was just 40. And then, I blinked. Whoosh. Since I turned sixty, I’ve been increasingly mindful of how fast my life on this planet is speeding by and wondering what kind of legacy (i.e. meaningful and eternal [...]

Danna’s Countdown to 70: Deep & Superficial Questions2021-11-21T08:36:43-08:00

De-Cluttering Your Quiet Time

De-Cluttering Your Quiet Time Confessions of a Semi-Recovered Type-A AS A SEMI-RECOVERED TYPE A – I struggle with sitting quietly with God some days. My endless To-Do List seems to be taunting me from my notebook across the table. I feel like this woman in the picture with Post-It Notes plastered all over my body reminding me of all the things I think I need to accomplish today. Why can’t I simply BE STILL and know that He is God without my mind constantly jumping ahead to the rest of my day? As I wrestled to stay in [...]

De-Cluttering Your Quiet Time2019-04-28T16:02:59-07:00

No Control

No Control When Your Steering Wheel Falls Off on the Freeway of Life Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  James 4:13-15 Rushing out of the [...]

No Control2019-04-28T16:04:57-07:00

A Rose for You

A Rose for You My Story of Rejection & Reconciliation The attractive blonde applied the finishing touches to her makeup as she prepared to meet the man of her dreams. She’d been living many women’s ultimate fantasy – going on extravagant dates with a dashing, successful bachelor for the past several weeks.  She was also living their greatest romantic nightmare – sharing him with twenty-four other women.  And that is how season one of ABC’s “The Bachelor” show hit the airwaves in 2002 as the “reality television” craze gained unstoppable momentum. [...]

A Rose for You2019-04-28T16:12:31-07:00
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