Sunday, December 28, 2014

What Is Your ONE WORD?

One Word!  

Maybe instead of a long list of resolutions, you can choose one word.  

One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word. 365 days. A changed life.


Check out these websites for more ideas on the one word.

http://oneword365.com/


http://myoneword.org

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

You Will Make It Through The Tough Times


Each of our lives have moments of life, death, happiness, sorrow, wins and losses. 

We need to go through each phase of life, but not get bogged down. 

We need to have unshakeable joy. Joy isn't fake happiness. Joy is knowing that despite horrible circumstances, you know you will make it through and you will eventually be ok. 

When tough times come, don't let them derail your life. 

Feel the emotions, work through it, and find hope in the circumstances. 

Even in the darkness, you can find hope shining down on you, just remember to look up and see it. 

You will make it through.

Friday, October 31, 2014

30 Days of Thanks Prompts





If you need some prompts for your 30 Days of Thanks, here are a few lists to get your gratitude flowing.























30 Days of Thanks



For the month of November, I am going to do 30 days of thanks. 

Please join me. 

You can write it, draw it, take photos of it, combine them. 

The biggest point is, take 30 days and be aware of what you are grateful for each day.




Thursday, October 30, 2014

One Step At A Time



Keep taking steps forward, even if they are tiny steps. Each step, stumble, or trudge through the muck is a victory. Keep going.





Monday, October 20, 2014

What Do You Need This Week?


What is one thing you need to focus on this week?  Just one thing.  Do you need to figure out how to set some boundaries so you aren't running all the time?  Do you need to take some time to rest?  Do you need to eat better so you feel better?  Do you need some time with friends?  Do you need to spend intentional time with family?  Do you need to connect at a deeper level with God?  Whatever it is that you need this week, it is within your reach.  Take time to seek that one thing out, make time to pursue it, and before the week is over, know how you will achieve the one thing you need focus on, and then follow through and do it.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Unplug


Unplug this weekend. 

Spend time with family, enjoy the Fall colors, read a book, talk to someone face to face. 

Take a break from continual connection.






Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Affecting Others Lives



What's your purpose? How do you affect others lives? This is what truly matters in life.



Do something today to live out your purpose, your passion, your heartbeat, and make a positive difference in the world.








Monday, September 22, 2014

Enjoy The Little Things










The leaves are changing, enjoy the beauty.  Watch a sunset.  Take some time to enjoy the little blessings in life.  





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bitterness



Do you have bitterness that you need to let go? Bitterness keeps our hearts in a place where we are not able to forgive and move on. It affects our outlook on life, and our health. If you have bitterness towards someone today, work on letting it go.












Saturday, September 20, 2014

Self Sabotage


Stop Sabotaging Your Potential for Change. 


Subconsciously, we use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves from situations we perceive to be scary or painful. A part of you may want to grow and change, but another part may be resisting because change always takes you into new territory in your thinking and emotions.


If you find you are getting anxious, fearful, angry, frustrated, dismissive or unmotivated, then defense mechanisms are at work. Watch for them and know they are signs of fear that want to hold you back. Once you identify that fear, courageously move through it and keep going!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rehydrate Your Soul




Take some time away from your phone, TV, computer, and just be quiet. It's good to rehydrate your soul.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Be The Change



People find hope when you offer them time. Time to listen, time to help out, time to just be there for them. Don't waste sharing hope with someone.












Thursday, September 4, 2014

How Is Your Life Defined?


Live your life as a rich legacy, make a difference, spend time with others, offer hope to the hurting. 

Be remembered for how you helped and treated people. 

Start living your legacy now.






Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Joy Dare






Take some time to slow down and find the 

gifts in each day!





 For Today.....3 gifts cut....
fresh cut oregano and basil out of my garden, 
a bouquet of roses from my hubby, 
fresh veggies out of the garden for dinner.


Monday, September 1, 2014

The Acid of Over-Activity








The acid of over-activity eats holes in our souls. From those holes leaks the cry of the calling that never quite happened. 

We said yes to so much that we missed what I call our Best Yes assignments — simply because we didn’t heed the warning of the whispers within us begging to reassess and breathe. ~
Lysa TerKeurst




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Keep Moving Forward



Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. God isn’t finished with you, so keep on moving forward. ~Rick Warren




Monday, August 25, 2014

Leave It Behind You


It's Monday, decide to leave fear behind this week.  

Push forward, take the first step.  

You can do this.







Saturday, August 23, 2014

Making Changes




A week ago, I removed Facebook from my phone. It was strange at first, but it was the best decision I have made in awhile. I check my personal FB page maybe once a day now. Honestly, I don't really miss it. I do realize how much time FB can take away from my day, and those are precious moments I cannot get back to live life on purpose, to love those around me, to help someone, and to have face to face conversations. 

What Is chaining you down, taking too much of your time away from living your life purpose out? What steps can you take this week to change that habit?





Friday, August 15, 2014

Don't Give Up



The past is where you learned the lesson. 

The future is where you apply the lesson. 

Don’t give up in the middle. Keep going!








Thursday, August 14, 2014

Make A Difference

Help someone out today, in some way.  

You could help them with yard work, make them some cookies, watch their children, 
but mostly just listen
be compassionate, and be available.  



Monday, August 11, 2014

Hope in Front of Me





Feeling down, discouraged? 

Need some encouragement?

 Listen to the words in this song and grab on to hope!










Monday, August 4, 2014

Daily Goals

Do you set yearly goals? 

How about monthly? 

When is the last time you set some goals for the day? 

Each morning, set your goals for that day and watch what you accomplish.






Sunday, August 3, 2014

7 Signs You're Spending Too Much Time Looking At Your Phone

What other signs can  you add to this list?  Keep an eye on your social media time, and make sure to put real life, real relationships ahead of your phone/tablet time.  



7 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time Looking at Your Phone

A few warning signs that are not to be ignored.
When the entire world is at your fingertips, the temptation to never let it out of your sight is understandable.
Life-altering online advancements like GPS location software, social media connections, Candy Crush and an unending supply of Fail GIFs are available to us whenever we want, wherever we want. It’s an amazing time to be alive when anyone can watch this “Thanks Obama” clip on an endless loop while they wait in line at Starbucks.
Recent research has confirmed that cell phone “addiction” is actually a real thing. Professionals have even devised methods of determining if you suffer from a psychological condition that warrants actual medical intervention (symptoms include: reduction of competing behaviors, engaging in the behavior despite risks and negative consequences, withdrawal, etc.). But even if you’re not neurologically dependent on playing Kim Kardashian’s iPhone game for a few moments while you’re pumping gas, there still may be ways to determine that you are spending too much time looking at your phone.
Here’s a list to help.

1. You Look at Your Phone While You’re Bored at Church.

Even the best pastors have off days. And, let’s just be honest here, it’s easy to let your mind drift on Sunday mornings from time-to-time. But a sermon is no time to be checking Twitter. That’s what announcement time is for.

2. You Use Your Phone as a Crutch in Socially Awkward Situations.

We’ve all been there: You show up at a party before the rest of your friends, and you don’t know anybody. Instead of attempting to meet new friends, you pull out your phone and pretend you are texting someone something REALLY important. Next time, try keeping the phone in your pocket and do what they did in the old days—mingle.

3. All of Your Alone Time is Spent on Your Phone.

If every moment of solitude, waiting at a restaurant, bathroom break or evenings by yourself is filled with browsing the Internet or playing phone games, you may want to cut back.

4. You Consistently Have ZERO New Items in Your Facebook Newsfeed.

Yup, you’re checking Facebook too much.

5. It’s the Last Thing You See Before Bed, and the First Thing You Look in the Morning.

Besides avoiding some negative health effects, it’s probably a good practice to give yourself a little time before bed and when you wake up before checking your email. Pray, talk to your spouse, read—whatever you do, stay unplugged for a few minutes and enjoy some moments of non-digital life.

6. You Check for Social Media Updates at Traffic Lights.

If every red light is simply an excuse to look at something on your phone, you are walking the (literally) dangerous tightrope of texting and driving. Trust us, that’s never a good idea.

7. Airplane Mode Induces Anxiety.

If a flight attendant asks that you place your phone in airplane mode, and you consider defying FAA regulations so as not to end a text conversation, miss a Twitter update or continue to play an online game, you might have a problem.

Read more at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/7-signs-you%E2%80%99re-spending-too-much-time-looking-your-phone#IspwTP800G0bt7XQ.99




Friday, August 1, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What Do You Need This Week?

What do you need this week? Rest, peace, to overcome, to be bold, boundaries, to leave fear behind, to disconnect from technology to reconnect with reality, balance, fun, laughter, family time, to let worry go, ..............? In the next week, work on it, intentionally, and see what changes you can make in a week. You have to take that first step to begin any type of change. 

This week, I need boundaries, and I have been setting them today. Life has been out of control busy and I need to take a step back, realign a few things, and say no to a few other things. I will report in next week on how well I stuck with them. 

Please share what you will work on this week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One Thing


Slow down enough to see the beauty in life, the gifts you are surrounded by, and be grateful.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Do You Need A Course Adjustment?



What  have you done to reach out and help someone today?  How about in the past week?  If you can't answer, it may be time to make some adjustments in your life. 

Life is about helping others, giving, and caring about others.  

Don't let the hardness of some people's hearts keep you from being kind, compassionate, and giving.  Model kindness and love to others, stand out, stand up, and show you care.

Take time to look in people's eyes, listen to their story, and stop long enough to care. You can make a difference if you look around, be aware, and do something to change the world for the better.  It truly does matter.  


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sinking Your Mind



Above everything, guard your thoughts and your heart to keep your life moving in the right direction.












Thursday, July 17, 2014

Screen Disease

Make the time with your family a time actually WITH your family, not electronics. 

Disconnect when you are  together.