Category Janet Perez Eckles

The Sweetness of Being Still | Janet Perez Eckles

Crazy busy, that’s what all driven people should be, right? Not so, this verse speaks to the contrary: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” Psalm 23:1-3 Did you ever have one of […]

Our Triumphant Outcome | Janet Perez Eckles

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) I sat at my desk and rubbed my temples, my heart heavy with burdens. Not mine, but those around me. So many with devastating diagnosis, loss, disappointment, despair and troubles. Carrying their burdens is what God desires. Pray […]

Five Steps to Live a Satisfied Life | Janet Eckles

God doesn’t promise a day without problems, or moments without trials, but aligned with Him, He promises a satisfied soul. On one very hot summer day, my keyboard began to feel sticky. The air conditioner decided to stop working. And, in the Florida summer heat, my energy was melting into drops of worry. What if […]

A New Kind of Success | Janet Perez Eckles

A few days ago, I sat at my desk, sipping my morning fruit and veggie smoothie, and with each sip, I delighted in my favorite Bible verses. All of them nourished my soul. But when I read this one, the message lingered in my head, urging me to dig deeper. “Commit to the LORD whatever […]

And When All Falls Apart, He’s Still God | Janet Perez Eckles

“But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.” Job 36:15 Did you ever wonder why the shower is the place where ideas filter through, insights pop up and solutions seem to appear? That happened to me the other day. I turned off the faucet and my mind took […]

What Do You Do When Facing a Plate Full of Issues? | Janet Perez Eckles

Recently, someone asked me the same question many have before: When you lose one sense, like in your case, your eyesight, is it true that other senses develop and sharpen?” “Sure is,” I said, “in my case it’s my sense of humor.” I looked toward the mirror; I never have a bad hair day. And […]

I Didn’t Have What It Takes … by Janet Eckles

Uncomfortable and nervous, I stood before a small group in the conference room. With a forced smile, I faced the group staring at me. My palms sweaty and my heart thumping, I pleaded silently, “Help me, Lord.” It was my first speech before the Toastmasters group I had joined. After the 5-minute talk, one of […]