It's been awhile since my last blog. Actually, a year almost exactly. My guess is, my inability to blog is a representation of how much has been going on in our lives the past year. With flights, arranging of schedules, and finding who can care for Mr. Gunny (our boxer) while we are away, this past year has been a marriage of goodbyes. There is a secret to surviving a life like this.
As I get ready to sit at my desk this morning overlooking a million dollar view, a group of ducks swam by. As those ducks swam by, it hit me hard just how blessed I am to be able to take in this view everyday. My husband sacrificed a lot and works very hard in order to give me this opportunity to work from home. I get a glorious view right from my office seat that many have to travel hundreds of miles to see. Have you ever sat and wondered, what has your spouse done for you or given up for you in order to make your life better? Better yet, what have you done to make your spouses life better each day?
How many of us have suffered from feeling stagnant at times, motionless in our lives? Maybe we felt stuck and unable to pull our self out from the self pity rut we created. There are other times we may have clear goals but no energy to put in place what is necessary in order to achieve them. Let me customize a personal plan for YOUR life and help you discover the energy to develop the best you possible.
Our journey in life can at times seem dim and even eerily dark. How is it we can find beauty and hope one day but then be filled with such hopelessness and despair the next? There is a thief that is how! The soul purpose of this thief is to steal, kill and destroy our hope. With such destruction prowling around, how do we protect ourselves from this light killer?
Life's journey can be so exhausting. We are oftentimes switching lanes in a desperate race get to the head of the pack. For some, each day progresses as ongoing challenges to succeed and outwit those around you. For others, all their energy is spent on just keeping afloat, always working 110% but never getting anywhere. If you're a Christian who values their relationship with God, these pressures can affect your walk and may cause you from being on-fire for God to lukewarm, eventually to be speeding away from Him. So what are the signs you have become lukewarm?
It's easy to be afraid that you won't find that special someone. The search for your soulmate may feel as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. I'm a romantic however and I do believe there is a perfect match for everyone. Generally we find that match when we are not looking. Love has a tendency to catch us when our guard is down and we aren't trying to control it. So how are you going to find your needle in the haystack?
Had a great talk with some of the younger generation of our church who are getting married this year. How exciting to be at the start of a new journey like marriage! BUT IT'S DECISION TIME....The decisions they are making before the big day are going to play a pivotal role in the level of financial stress their marriage will be founded on. Will they choose a life of riches accompanied by work stress to maintain those material items. Will it be plagued with financial stress due to bad money choices? Or will they opt for a more simple life allowing for financial freedom? If finances are the number one reason for divorce, how critical is it to understand the financial direction of your marriage then before you even get started!
How about that kiss which comes after you finally say "I Do!" That moment is one of the most anticipated times in the life of many young women. What follows should be a night of discovery and other first time moments with your soulmate. But how many marriages are entered into pure? Wouldn't the journey into marriage be a much more exciting one if it begins wholesome and free of contamination (pure)!
It’s the best feeling to get on the scale after weeks of commitment to a healthy lifestyle and see the weight finally starting to fall away. Five, ten, even twenty pounds. Than the plateau happens and motivation is challenged. Workouts become less strenuous and less frequent. Pounds begin to slowly creep back on one-by-one. So how do you stay motivated after that initial weight loss goal is established? What can you do to change your routine to re-spark the fire of pushing your fitness to new limits?
Today’s journey contemplates the affect significant moments can have on our lives. These moments can last but a fraction of a second yet replay in our minds continually throughout our lives. Have you ever been inspired by significant moments in your life? Maybe you heard a great speech or witnessed an inspiring act of bravery. Inspiring moments are wonderful, but if you’re like me, you may have also been haunted by moments in your life. How do you overcome those pivotal increments of time so they don’t barricade your mind and your potential?