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.


Friday, August 1, 2014