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In times of crisis are you a leader or a follower?

In times of crisis are you a leader or a follower?

When Chicken Little cried the sky is falling, most of the animals panicked with her because they, like most humans, were followers. Leaders take the time to ask questions, to dig deeper, to check their emotions and use them as data to consider, not as a master to...

The Monster Stealing Your Confidence

The Monster Stealing Your Confidence

Does advertising undermine our confidence and keep us from pursuing our life purpose? This is an idea I'm toying with. Ads are targeted at our weaknesses. The advertisers know if they can push our emotional buttons and connect with where we feel insecure or lacking we...

Do You Feel Like a Failure?

Do You Feel Like a Failure?

My sweet friend wrote to me and confessed she feels she is failing at every aspect of her life. How often we all feel that way! There are days when our life feels wasted and fruitless, we fail to live up to our own expectations. In truth, nothing I do in and of my...

3 Simple Truths that Can Revitalize Your Relationships

3 Simple Truths that Can Revitalize Your Relationships

There are three main components to an exceptional relationship: expectations, trust, and communication. Understanding the personality type of your family, friends and co-workers will help you in all three areas. Expectations Everyone comes into a relationship, whether...

Overcoming Our Weaknesses

Overcoming Our Weaknesses

Why? Why do we spend so much time and effort in overcoming and improving the areas where we are the most weak? For some reason, starting with elementary school, we are directed toward "areas in need of improvement". Job reviews, school report cards, and our...

Exceptional Life – Simplified

Exceptional Life – Simplified

I was reading Michael Hyatt's exceptional blog recently. The post was on 10 mistakes leaders should avoid. He had great insights, based on his own years as a leader in business. He listed things like avoiding pride, always do business with integrity, choose your...

Your Life Has Meaning. Find it Now

Your Life Has Meaning. Find it Now

The problem is most of us don't even know how to define a meaningful life, so how do we find one? Other people seem to have them: famous authors and athletes, humanitarians, missionaries, philanthropists, the homeschool mom of 6 who works the family ranch, runs a...

The Ultimate Comeback to Get Rid of Critics Once and For all.

The Ultimate Comeback to Get Rid of Critics Once and For all.

If I believe something to be absolutely, indisputably true, then no matter what anyone else says about it, I am not affected. People can criticize homeschooling all they want. It won’t bother me, it won’t put me on the defensive, it won’t get a rise of emotion out of...

12 Tips for Finding Joy

12 Tips for Finding Joy

1 – God loves you. Yes, you. Personally, unconditionally and with unbridled delight. No matter what you did or didn’t do in the past. No matter what you do today, or don’t get done tomorrow. He knows all about it and He still love you. The real you. 2 – You are hereby...

God’s comfort

God’s comfort

The Lord is good. At all times. He cannot be anything less than good because it is not just something He does, or an attitude He has adopted. He IS good; just as you are male or female. It is something you are, not a role you play or a job you do. In the same way God...

When God doesn’t answer prayers

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that when God answers prayers sometimes He says yes, sometimes no and sometimes the answer is “not now” But we’ve missed the most common answer of all. Often when we pray, God’s response is “come to me.” “But God” we whine, “that’s not...

Wondering Where God is in your Life?

I read a number of Christian blogs and I’ve noticed an interesting trend. When issues such as evolution, abortion, same sex marriage, or hyper-sexed women’s fashions come up, anyone who expresses a strong biblical position is immediately hacked to death and insulted...

Living Your Purpose

Living Your Purpose

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on UnsplashYour life is a reflection of the choices you make each and every day. If you choose to walk the stairs instead of taking the elevator, you are making a small daily choice which, over time, can make the difference between being fit...

A Worn Sweater

"Think on these words. You were knitted together. You aren’t an accident. You weren’t mass-produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman." So says Max...

Spiritual Gifts

You have been given a gift. A spiritual gift (or two) from your creator. All Christians have been given gifts from God for the purpose of fulfilling His call on their life. It is my hope that this article will help you to see the abilities that you have as true gifts,...

Does Living in God’s will Guarantee Success?

Does Living in God’s will Guarantee Success?

This is part 2 of a series on setting godly goals and living God’s will. See part 1 here Just the other day I came across someone’s comment to a blog post –the writer wanted to live out God’s will for her life and she felt strongly that she was being called to work...

Is Goal Setting Godly?

Is Goal Setting Godly?

This is one I struggle with. Typical goal setting advice encourages us to discover what we want for our lives, make a plan, and go for it. I've tried that route and when what I want doesn't line up with what God has for me, even if I achieve the goal, it ends up being...

Defeat Distractions and Frustration, Guaranteed

Defeat Distractions and Frustration, Guaranteed

A lot of things drive us nuts, frustrate us, or are just plain unfair. We deal with these kinds of situations, big and small, every day. Someone cuts us off in traffic and we carry a grudge all day long, telling everyone who will listen what a lousy driver that person...

Fruit wisdom

Just because it makes me smile: Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is really a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad

Finding God among the dirty dishes

Fairly regularly I’ve heard people preach on doing even mundane tasks to the glory of God. They quote from 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” It has always left me with the impression there must be...

The secret to Overcoming Emotional Ups and Downs

The secret to Overcoming Emotional Ups and Downs

I was reading Lysa TerKeurst’s wonderful blog and came across this about her husband: “Three weeks out of the month he loves me and loves to do whatever he can to help me do ministry. One week out of the month he simply puts up with me and my bout with the Princess...

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