What to Do When Relationships Fail

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. ~ Hugh Mackay A friend’s daughter just found out her husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. She and the kids are devastated, shocked and angry. Sound familiar? My heart hurts for the people involved. How would you […]

Defeat Perfectionism: How to Relax and Be Yourself

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. Strive for excellence, not perfection. ~ Jackson Brown I’ve told you before that I’m bossy. Luckily, I get away with it most of the time. I’ve got a supportive husband, and staff members that strive to please. But I have to […]

What to Do When Things Get Tough: Consider Jesus

Anything under God’s control is never out of control. ~ Charles Swindoll When someone asks how you’re doing, do you often respond, “I’m OK, considering the circumstances”? Are you so wrapped up in what’s going on around you that you forget what’s going on inside you? It’s easy to do, I’ll admit, but there is […]

You are Already Blessed!

We learn to walk in the will of God when we learn to see the blessings God has given us and be more grateful. ~ Heather Bixler You are already blessed! How do I know that? Because God said so. He has already blessed us [provided us] with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. When? […]

How to Increase Your Joy!

Don’t minimize the power of little things to add joy to your life. ~ Joyce Meyer When was the last time you were exceedingly joyful? You know, over the top, filled with so much joy that you could hardly contain it? Did you notice joy’s companion – a grateful heart. True joy is always accompanied […]

The Key to Perpetual Opportunity

Belief in limitation is the one and only thing that causes limitation. You are subject to a law of boundless and perpetual opportunity, and you can enforce that law in your behalf just as widely as you need. ~ Robert Collier Perpetual opportunity. Isn’t that what Jesus promised when He said, “If you can believe, […]

How to Hold onto Your Peace!

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it. ~ Brian Tracey When I think of all the words I could use to describe a perfect life, ‘peace’ seems to me to be the most meaningful. When I have peace, everything flows more smoothly. Peace encompasses a sense of […]

Five Keys to Uproot Fear

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead you relax and float. ~ Alan Watts Faith grows. Jesus taught that, when He compared faith to a seed. As it grows, faith gets stronger, […]

Clean House Mentally: Refurbish Your Thoughts & Words

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. ~ Alan Alda I really enjoy watching those home make-over shows on HGTV. A designer (or two) show up, analyze the current home’s condition, then refurbish, renew and […]

5 Key Concepts to Help You Overcome Guilt & Resentment

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. ~ Gretchen Rubin The working title for this article was “Don’t let the OOPS’s Get You Down”. You know – all the stuff that we do or don’t do […]