Friday, January 4, 2019

Set Free

“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.” – Romans 6:6-7, NIV

Aiden was twelve years old, a foster kid living in a rundown neighborhood. He joined a gang and spent the next few years dealing drugs and engaging in other illegal activities.

A New Heart

“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 11:19, NIV

Jill was coming home from work when she noticed a letter from her car dealership. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Red Sea Faith

“As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord.” – Exodus 14:10, NIV

The Israelites had been freed from Egyptian captivity after four hundred years. God had done a series of miracles to set them free. Now, they were journeying away from everything they’d known.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Biggest Trap of Goal Setting

Did You Fall Into The Biggest Trap of Goal Setting?

Goal Setting! It’s a wonderful thing. All you have to do is set a goal and now your life is on easy street. Don't you wish it works that way.
But wait a minute, I thought goal setting is all the rage? All I have to do is set a goal, everything becomes clear and all my next steps instantly appear. I guess that is possible, but you must avoid the biggest trap of goal setting.
What about your big goals that haven’t happened yet? Most likely they will provide you with a very positive pay off and be good for all those around you. Is it just a cake walk when you go after your goals or are there obstacles? You have probably already encountered obstacles or you would have everything you ever wanted.
What are these obstacles? Well, there is a huge variety of them. They can be physical, mental, spiritual and they differ from person to person and from goal to goal. Knowing the specific details of the obstacles is nice, but what really matters is having the ability to consistently navigate around whatever might come up.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stress Busting Tips

Find Stress Busting Tips to Curb Out of Control Eating

People who stress eat often deal with a bigger weight loss challenge than those who are just trying to shave off a couple of extra pounds. People who stress eat and those who don’t both have an equally challenging physical journey ahead of them, but someone who stress eats will have to find a process to mentally block out any urge to eat during stressful situations.

You can find tons of fitness tips online, but you also want to search various social networking sites to find stress relief or stress eating tips as well. A few stress busting tips you see on Pinterest, for example (or this blog), could save you from reaching into the refrigerator the next time that you feel like life is spiraling out of control.

People who try to simply ignore or fight the urge to eat when stressed become frustrated, and that level of irritation intensifies the likelihood that they will quit their health program and resort to a binge for solace.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Importance & Basics Of Goal Setting

Goals are very important in everyone’s life and, as such, goal setting is equally important to helping us achieve our hopes and dreams. The most important aspect of goal setting is to make sure that the plan is a realistic one. For example, it’s impossible to make it a goal to win the lottery. Why? Because gambling is a game of chance and your actions have no real impact on whether or not that particular goal is achieved. The best type of goal setting is that which is done with a certain degree of practicality.

A plan of action is the first important step toward goal setting. For instance, an individual who wishes to attend college and needs to save money can work out a budget to earn cash while attending school part time. By enrolling part time, the tuition will be less expensive and even though the degree completion process may take longer, the ultimate goal will be reached in time. This is a good example of positive goal setting.