Author Archives: messagefrommike

Laugh More, It Helps

There is a wise truth from the Bible that says, “A joyful heart (laughter) is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22. Most everyone loves a good laugh, and we should, as it holds not only great blessings in life, but is good … Continue reading

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It Really Does Take Hard Work

The old maxim ‘hard work pays off’ still rings true, even in our world where the entitlement attitude reigns. I was waiting for my beverage at our local coffee shop and two young twenty somethings were waiting as well. They … Continue reading

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The Present of Presence

It is amazing when we are fully engaged. Being mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually focused in the conversations, tasks, and relational moments we find ourselves in is a true gift. It is a gift that truly blesses others, but also … Continue reading

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Maximizing Your Stretch

I am not sure about you, but the stretch it takes to be consistent in exercise is not my favorite. I know it’s good for me and I exercise most every day, but much of the time, it’s difficult. I … Continue reading

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A Hidden Beauty in Connection and Inclusion

“We’ve been buddies for over 60 years,” was the opening comments as he began the eulogy. “Our lives were intertwined where his life was an extension of mine, and my life an extension of his, and I learned a lot … Continue reading

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Sleep Really Helps

Yes, it is true. Sleep really does help. Health care professionals say it’s important and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says, “Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Some Fun!

“Come on Trevor we are trying to take this picture, settle down!” Trevor’s dad reached for Trevor’s shoulder and with a firm grip pulling his son to his side. Trevor did stand there but began to make funny faces and … Continue reading

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