Wilted yellowing leaves are the best indicator that something is wrong. A vibrant plant should be lush and green with good flexibility. But when the roots have filled the container, a plant’s subsequent growth fails to spread outward. The roots grow back into themselves and the plant becomes root-bound. This kind of misguided growth chokes Read More
The Legacy We Leave Behind
What we leave behind– “A righteous man will be remembered forever.” Psalm 112:6 (NIV) This year’s weather has inspired long lasting, multi-blooming roses. In our garden, I carefully select old fashioned roses for their fragrance and disease-proof ability. So while out today, I deadheaded and cut a bouquet of beautiful purple roses. Placing them Read More
10 Habits Successful People Do Daily!
We interviewed 100 successful people, here’s what they do each day to move their success forward. They’re Centered. They know that peace comes from within rather than from others or situations. They practice being prepared, scheduling, and focusing on priorities. They set boundaries with what they allow into their lives. They understand the value of Read More
Life-Work Balance – Is it possible?
Some days keeping a balance between life, work, sleep, and more is like chasing marbles on a slanted table. This 17 minute video shares tons of ideas (some tried and tested) to keep the balance!
Money Fitness After the Holidays!
Stop. Pray. Breathe. Begin. Sadly, getting back to normal often takes its toll on our own lives and the relationships we care so deeply about. We allow so many unnecessary things to clutter our days and distract us from the people who need a relational investment from us. The day was quite average until the Read More
Investing Wisely in Friendships
Round Table – Deborah and Jael “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”~ Anais Nin I’ve Got Your Back: Investing Wisely in Friendships Friendships are vital to our physical and spiritual health. They bring quality Read More
10 Lifehacks for Setting Goals & Resolutions
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway It’s goal setting season, so I thought it would be helpful to point out some of the pitfalls. When times are tough, remember you’re not the first person in history to overcome the Read More
Setting Goals that Succeed
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway It’s goal setting season, so I thought it would be helpful to point out the pitfalls. 1) No plan is a plan. No goals means you’ll surely hit it. 2) Planning too big Read More
‘Tis the Season to be Overwhelmed…Fa la la la la…
I remember going to a writing conference and staying in a private room. I was so exhausted; I never left the room for four days. I soaked in the bathtub until I resembled a prune and curled up on a loveseat with a blanket. I distinctly remember thinking, “This must be the middle when I Read More
Fasting & Prayer
Fasting is a spiritual practice of humbling yourself and glorifying God. It is the absence of food, or other pleasures for a period of time in order to focus. Don’t confuse the reasons for fasting with goals of weight loss. The purpose of a fast is to remind you to pray and to focus on Read More