Book Review: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

When I first became aware of this book, I wasn’t highly motivated to read it. Arrogantly enough, I thought I didn’t need such a book.  I’ve read a lot of books on the topic of personal development. I even wrote a book with some of the very same ideas and points that... read more

Finally, My Goals For The Year!

Are we there already? That spot on the calendar where we stop talking about our New Year’s goals? Where we’ve settled in to the new year and all of its busyness and forgotten about the goals and dreams we had? Oh I hope not. If so, then I completely missed the party!... read more

But How Will I Lead Them?

Recently I began reading through “The Story; The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God And His People.” Today’s reading took me to the part of the story where the Israelites are about to enter the beautiful and abundant land  that God had promised them.  Moses, who had... read more

Let’s Make it a Great Year

  Just after Thanksgiving, the  question “What do you love most about this time of year?” was asked on facebook. Here’s how I responded: “For me, it’s the overall joyful atmosphere. It’s a time that we get to begin again. We celebrate new life because... read more

Stepping up to Offer my Small Gift

You’re probably familiar with John 6: 5-15 .It’s the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. A large crowd had gathered around Jesus to hear him teach. Knowing they were hungry, Jesus asked Philip “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He was only testing... read more

Ducks aren’t in a Row? Just Start Swimming

  Are you putting a lot of pressure on yourself to have all of your “ducks in a row” because we’ve started a new year? Boy I hope so, ‘cause if you’re not, I’m about to publish a letter to myself!   Wow, that wasn’t very nice. I just expressed a hope that... read more

Are you ready to love your life?

  I wonder if you’re  thinking “I would love my life… if it was better! Have you ever stopped to really think about how much of your life is within your control? I was kind of surprised when I really thought about it. Now I’m not saying you can control your... read more

How do I Stay Motivated?

This is it friends; the end of my book “How do I get it all Done… and Still Have Time to Enjoy it?”

Today I’m sharing my last few thoughts on motivation and how I get stuff done even when I don’t feel like it.

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When I Don’t “Feel like it”

It’s Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to do! Will I get it all done? Maybe, if I am reasonable when I define what “it all” should include today. Will I feel like doing all of it? Not likely. So I need other motivators. I shared some last week. Here area a few more things that keep me going when my feelings have quit!

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I Wish I Was a Mom Like That

Do you pale in comparison when you look at other moms? Stop it! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Live your strengths, thank God for them. Be thankful for the strengths of those around you but stop trying to be someone els. It would be a boring and ineffective world if we all had the same strengths.

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Purpose-Targeted Decision Making-Part 1

Several months ago I read the book Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People by S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. It’s an inspiring story, filled with wisdom for both business owners and non business owners alike. Maybe later I’ll do a more complete review. For now I just want to talk about one chapter that I thought was particularly insightful.

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Which Path Will You Choose?

In that one moment of decision, he changed his own life by doing the thing that was difficult, the thing that was unfamiliar, instead of going the way he had always known, instead of going the easy way.

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Am I Living an Empowered Life?

I recently had the privilege of spending the weekend at a campground (complete with showers and a kitchen!) with almost thirty beautiful Christian women from my church. Some were friends, some I knew their name and not much else, and some I had never met. I love how... read more