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What to Do When You Want to Skip Christmas

I am already exhausted just thinking about it. Is anyone else caught up  in that place where you are asking – “Can we please just skip Christmas?”

Christmas will be here before we know it. It is exhausting just thinking about it. Is anyone else caught up  in that place where you are asking – “Can we please just skip Christmas?” As I sit here organizing my long Christmas to-do list, gifts to buy and people to see, I am wondering how on earth I can add more to my already overtaxed schedule. As I get down to the 99th item, I realize only – One thing...

When You Know Holidays Will Be a Struggle

Does the mere mention of the upcoming holidays cause you to gasp for air, sweat profusely, or wish the season was over before it begins? Maybe you know up front the holidays are going to be a struggle; which makes it hard to look forward to them. However, understanding what helps can make a world of difference. What is your biggest struggle or challenge of the season? Skip the pat answers and go deep. The difficulty will be unique to...

Do You Have An “Attitude Of Gratitude?”

Do you ever have that morning where you wake up, and life just stinks? The last thing on your mind is an “attitude of gratitude.”

Do you ever have a morning where you wake up, and life just stinks? The last thing on your mind is an “attitude of gratitude.” In your mind, you ponder how life is unfair, or how you got the short end of the stick. It can be a dangerous place to reside for too long. In the blink of an eye, life’s negativity can overpower us, especially if we are in the midst of unwanted circumstances. When that happens to...

Why Grateful People Are Happy People: Guest Post by Wendy de Jong

Do you ever wonder why grateful people are happy people? Well, you are in for a treat today as my friend Wendy de Jong who blogs at “The Gratfulist“ shares with us some nuggets of truth about gratitude.  I love the tools she leaves us with to start a gratitude practice. She continually inspires me with her words to want to live a life that starts with being thankful. ...

Calm My Anxious Heart: How God Enabled Me to Trust: Guest Post by Julie Loos

Being still is hard, but when you have an anxiety disorder, your mind is always going. Asking an anxious person to be still is an oxymoron.

Do you have an anxious heart or trouble being still? Today I want you to meet, Julie Loos, a friend of mine who blogs over at Unmasking the Mess. She brings us a fresh perspective as she shares what it is like to be still in the midst of anxiety. She is my hero when she states her disorder has been a blessing. We all can take away some useful tips from her wise words. Thank you, Julie....

How to Free the Mind and Have More Peace

When was the last time you felt free? Where you allowed your mind to take an uninterrupted break and just be in the present moment?

When was the last time you felt free? Where you allowed your mind to take an uninterrupted break and just be in the present moment? Arriving in a place where striving stops, and you just start being. Do you even know how to free the mind and have more peace? Ponder with me for a minute, what comes to mind when you think of feeling free? Is the wind whipping through your hair? Is it your list all checked off?...