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Optimize Your 2018: Successful Goal Setting

  Have you ditched your New Year’s resolutions? Instead of abandoning your good intentions, you can upgrade them and craft successful goals. Last week’s post covered the basics of SMART goals and prioritizing. Recognizing your overall purpose and the limits […]

Optimize Your 2018: Successful Goal Setting

  Have you set resolutions? Maybe it’s a good day to let go of them. After all, you’ve got a 92 percent chance of failing anyway. Though these odds might sound like an attempt to ruin your day, the objective […]

Optimize Your 2018: Realistic, Sustainable Tips

The New Year dawns before us. Many of us begin this week catching up from the Christmas holiday. We end it, however, with a gaze back at the past year. And some of us will resolve to make 2018 better […]

Illuminate Your Life with Love

In a time of pervasive online connectivity, loneliness plagues our world like never before. Online friendships remain shallow and fail to sate our hunger for empathy and support. Fear tempts us to seek refuge from violence broadcast throughout the world. […]

Illuminate Your Life with Hope

The first Christmas arrived during a bleak season for God’s people. Israel shivered in the shadows of oppression and poverty. Iron-fisted pagans enforced their rule through barbaric crucifixions. Even their fellow countrymen succombed to corruption and betrayal. Prophecies had ceased […]
Why? Why? Why?  Guest post by James N. Watkins

Why? Why? Why? Guest post by James N. Watkins

  Why? Why? Why? Guest post by James N. Watkins If you have children,nieces and nephews, or younger siblings, you know that a three-year-old’s favorite word is why. “Johnny, hold my hand while we cross the street.” “Why?” “Because I don’t want […]

Illuminate Your Life With Peace

If your life seems bleak this December, you might be tempted to believe Christmas is geared toward those whose lives are already merry. But, the true story was masterminded and birthed by the Divine Author for those in desperate need, […]

A Good Neighbor to the Grieving

The stages of grief (Loss, shock, Protest, Disorganization, Reorganization, Recovery) What to say–and what NOT to say– when responding to those experiencing loss Everyone grieves differently Long term recovery goal is NOT forgetting, but remembering Give space, but don’t exclude. […]

Trimming Holiday Stress

Food, family, and festivities rush us through Thanks-mas into next year’s calendar. We fuss and bustle, scurrying from one restless day to another in an attempt to “do” the holidays properly. Or survive them, at least. Expectations and expenses squeeze […]
Three Ways to Increase Daily Gratitude

Three Ways to Increase Daily Gratitude

Perhaps you know someone who springs from bed with sunshiney brilliance each morning. Filled with natural energy, these people beam with jubilant conversation at the sound of their alarm. Often inclined to sing, they’ll bounce into the day like Tigger. […]