Uplifting & Encouraging ® 104.9 the River | The Good Life Archives | Uplifting & Encouraging ® 104.9 the River

The Good Life

  • I’ve got a secret to tell you: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up! Some days, I don’t want to be all grown up. Some days, I just want to be a little kid again, without all the big-person responsibilities. I wish I could go back to being that 6 year old, little blonde-headed girl; the one that always had an ornery gleam in …

  • It was the longest, yuckiest, most boring day of my life. At the tender age of four, I remember having to sit still in a doctor’s waiting room with a long needle sticking in my arm. My arm was strapped to a long wooden board, I was drinking extra-large bottles of extra-sugary orange soda, and having to get my blood drawn every hour…for …

  • You change your clothes everyday; why not your attitude?   My mom never counted to 3. When she said, “go wash the dishes,” you got up and washed the dishes. When she asked you to go finish your homework, you did. The same with cleaning your room, taking out the trash, turning off the TV, etc…   Maybe that sounds a little over …

  • Does it feel like you and the rest of your family live on completely different planets?   It seems that every generation has a “language barrier” with others. Earlier this week, I was standing in line at a department store and I heard an elderly man voice his frustration to the clerk that he couldn’t understand why his teenage grand-kids wouldn’t call him. …

  •   I’ve had many close calls in life, and this weekend my family experienced another. As we were trying to pull into a gas station, an out-of-control black sports car was coming straight at us – 90mph with tires smoking – and police were in hot pursuit. In a fraction of a second the young driver was able to quickly maneuver his car to …

  •   Are we trying to fix something that isn’t broken?   Do you think that we will EVER become happy or content with our bodies or looks? I think the majority of women have one or two things (or several) that they wish were different about their bodies; smaller hips, bigger rear, thicker/longer hair, plumper lips, longer legs, and the list goes on …

  •   The River Girls are currently doing a book study of, “The Girl’s Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs, where we get to take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world. This week we talked about how raw and real Ruth got when she looked Naomi in the face and in so many words said to her, “Too bad …

  •   Having been single for many Valentines, I truly do understand the pressure and disappointment that can come with the holiday of red, otherwise known as “National Singles Awareness Day”. However, I’ve also experienced the warmth of being cherished by my husband on the 14th and every other day of the year. With that, my husband also understands both, as he was single for …

  •   You must first fall in love with your WHO.   If you are called into ministry, usually you get all excited about all of the things you are going to accomplish, the numbers of people you are going to reach, the places you’ll go, the people you’ll rub shoulders with and the things you’ll be able to share with them. However, if you …

  •   Ever feel like there is no hope for a relationship you are in – whether it’s with a spouse, child, friend, mentor, co-worker? Enter the Kindness Challenge. I started a new book this week called “The Kindness Challenge, Thirty Days to Improve any Relationship” by Shaunti Feldhahn. In it, some ladies share how Shaunti encouraged some ladies to step outside of …