Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Say Yes to The Best Yes

Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? So many of us moms are. If this sounds like you, join me for a free 6-week online book study of The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst.

In The Best Yes, with her awesome sense of humor, Lysa will show us that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. She will help us:
  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. 
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. 
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
The best part is that you don't even have to leave home to participate! We will meet online in a private Facebook group on six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 8-9 p.m Central time to discuss what we have read so far. So are you in?! 

Get your book on Amazon and visit the Facebook page to join!

Here's the schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 22 -- Chapters 1-3
Tuesday, Sept. 29 -- Chapters 4-7
Tuesday, Oct. 6 -- Chapters 7-9
Tuesday, Oct. 13 -- Chapters 10-12
Tuesday, Oct 20 -- Chapters 13-15
Tuesday, Oct. 27 -- Chapters 16-19

Can't make it to the live discussion? Don't worry! Visit anytime to catch up!

Contact Tina at tina@haisman.net for more information!

Monday, August 31, 2015

When You Dance ... Enjoy Each Step!

A beautiful quote for you today in honor of the late Wayne Dyer. 

This really hits home with me as a busy mom with so much to do ... my goal is to enjoy the journey! 

Who else is with me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

We Bring About Much of Our Own Suffering

So much of our suffering is brought about by the way we think about the things that happen to us. 

It is entirely and humanly possible to find blessings in every difficult situation. This is something I am very passionate about. 

Take my family's move from Florida to Illinois. Difficult. I didn't want to leave the sunshine state or our family and friends. But guess what. God knew better. 

Because we moved to Illinois, we have received countless, countless blessings. One of the biggest was being with my dad for the last 4 years of his life.

Some would see that as bad, but I see the gift of time. Thank God for that!

Please comment below if you have a story to share about seeing the good in a bad situation! I love hearing from you!

Connect with Nature to De-Stress

Did you know connecting with nature can help reduce stress? It renews your spirit and revives your energy level. So the next time you are feeling stress, consider stepping outside for a while. Maybe a walk to reconnect with yourself....I personally need to remember this one! Anyone else?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello Bulldog! Hello from Heaven!

Thought I would share with you one of the ways I find peace with my dad being in heaven instead of here with us. It is by "noticing."

The day this picture was taken was a sad day in June. We had moved my Grandmother into a nursing home, and it was heartbreaking.

Afterward, we went out to lunch and met this cutie. Why is he significant? Simple! He is a bulldog. My dad worked for Mack Trucks for years when I was little. The symbol of a Mack Truck is a bulldog. Noticing this bulldog was very comforting that day. I felt like my dad was letting me know he was near and he knew my heart was hurting.

So, now when I notice bulldogs or Mack Trucks I think of my dad, and it brings me peace. It makes me feel like he is saying, "Hello. I am near."

Do you have things like this that you notice with a loved one who is gone?