Why Disappointment is Important for Growth

I spent a lot of time in my life avoiding discomfort and the dreaded “disappointment.” I was wrong. I realize now I’m disappointed by the lack of disappointment - because it means I didn’t try all the things I should have. I can only imagine where life would be if I were willing to put … Continue reading Why Disappointment is Important for Growth

Why You Don’t Have to Be Perfect To Be Loved

Do you have perfection paralysis? I know it's plagued me throughout my life. Perfectionism often derails us from our purpose because we often refuse to move forward unless perfection and success are guaranteed, and they never are. So we get stuck.  Fortunately, we have a heavenly father who doesn’t expect or even want us to … Continue reading Why You Don’t Have to Be Perfect To Be Loved

Stop Letting “Should” Paralyze You!

Our to-do lists are often too lengthy for the papers we jot them on to contain all the items. How does this happen? It’s because we tend to feel like we should do things, simply because we’re capable of doing them. This is wrong.  God gave us the abilities he wants us to use to … Continue reading Stop Letting “Should” Paralyze You!

The Surprising Impact of Your Focus

Are the messages you surround yourself with positive, uplifting, faith-based, and hopeful? Or, are they negative, anxiety-provoking, or fear-inducing? How do you feel at the end of the day? If you want to change your state, start monitoring what you're taking in. What you listen to affects you. Changing your input changes your internal condition … Continue reading The Surprising Impact of Your Focus

Words of Comfort for When You Need Hope

God’s words are better than anything I could ever write. The Bible is a living, breathing document that the Lord will use to comfort you when you need it most - even more than Grandma’s famous cookies. Passages take on new meaning every time you read them. You can read an oldie-but-goodie and discover a new … Continue reading Words of Comfort for When You Need Hope

How To Make Time For God

In your daily life, is it easy to focus on the things that really matter to you, or do you find yourself getting distracted? Do your daily activities align with your priorities? These questions, their answers, and how you act on them can change your life.  The past several posts we’ve taken baby steps toward … Continue reading How To Make Time For God

One Simple Key to Unlock Joy and Life Balance

Need more balance in your life? Want more joy? Sister, you are not alone! We all do. Today’s post contains one simple trick to help you find both of those, and we'll do it by building upon what we already learned. In Day 25 we discussed our subconscious need to say yes and acknowledged how … Continue reading One Simple Key to Unlock Joy and Life Balance

The One Technique You Need To Say No Effectively

Yesterday's post discussed the tremendous impact saying "yes" to the wrong things has on our lives. Today's is exciting because we’re taking action to learn the fine art of saying a polite “no.” We'll even practice in our prayer journals, and we all know, practice makes perfect! Saying no is a skill anyone can learn. Once … Continue reading The One Technique You Need To Say No Effectively

Your Choices Matter: How to Make a Meaningful Yes

Do you find the word “yes” popping out of your mouth a little too easily? Yeah. Me, too. I’m getting over it, but to start the process, I had to examine my motives behind saying it.  The truth is, I want to make people happy. I want them to like me. I also feel like … Continue reading Your Choices Matter: How to Make a Meaningful Yes