More Thoughts on Life-Giving

I continue to be challenged by the words—life-giving. Yesterday I listened to Anita Lustrea’s podcast. She and her guest, Sharon Swing—discussed in part that which is life-giving. It was a helpful and thought-provoking discussion.

Being the writer person that I am, I followed Anita and Sharon’s prompt and started a few lists in my journal—

  • What is life-giving to me?*
  • What is life-draining to me?*
  • What are my life-giving rhythms?*
  • Am I life-giving to myself and others? In what ways?

Today was a busy day of errands, appointments, phone calls, etc. It would be easy for me to miss the life-giving part of my day. Sitting in a waiting room I worked on my lists. What is life-giving to me?

  • My time outside on our deck on the porch swing.
  • These crazy two dogs as.
  • Writing this short, end-of-the day blog.

These things and many more add joy, grace, and peace to my life. Being mindful of what is life-giving makes me love my life even more and be forever thankful to God.

Think about what is life-giving to you. Maybe even listen to Anita’s podcast and let me know what you think.


Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.

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