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How Gratitude Meditations & Affirmations Will Boost Your Spirit

How Gratitude Meditations & Affirmations Will Boost Your Spirit

We’ve been practicing saying our affirmations out loud, and you’ve probably heard of meditations, though you may be uncertain of just what they are and how they work. They may even seem a bit too new age for you, but don’t underestimate their power just yet. These two...

Benefits of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Benefits of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

     There are many benefits to keeping a gratitude journal. Instilling a writing practice in this way ensures that you maintain a focus on positivity. Sure, sometimes bad things may happen, but this overall emphasis on finding the good can help to provide...

How to Start and End Your Day with Gratitude

How to Start and End Your Day with Gratitude

One really simple way to get started on a gratitude practice is to make a habit of starting and ending your day with gratitude. You don’t even have to write them down, as in a gratitude journal, if that seems too overwhelming. Simply take a few minutes when you wake...

What A Difference A Bit of Gratitude Makes

What A Difference A Bit of Gratitude Makes

    What a difference a bit of gratitude makes! We can simply break down gratitude to appreciating the good things in your life. It doesn’t always seem simple, though. When things are hectic or stressful, finding the silver lining can be challenging....

How to Seize Your Day and Grow Your Gratitude

How to Seize Your Day and Grow Your Gratitude

Each year as the holidays approach, we are expected to have a cozy and joyful time of year. However, for some this time of year brings sadness, anxiety, or depression. If this is the case, how do you seize the day and lift your spirits? Research suggests that one...

Living Better: Numbering our Days

Living Better: Numbering our Days

Time flies, and life is short. Do you agree?   I remember growing up, and my mom and dad would often say, “The older I get, the faster time flies!” It didn’t make sense to me then. How could time move faster? Don’t we all have 24 hours in our day? But now that I...

4 Ways Positive Thinking Will Improve Your Life

4 Ways Positive Thinking Will Improve Your Life

In our last Positive Thinking blog article, Positive Thinking…Can It Be Learned?, we discovered we could choose to be more positive by rewiring our brains (mindset) and thought processes to positively transform our lives. In today's blog post, let's do a deep dive...

Positive Thinking…Can It Be Learned?

Positive Thinking…Can It Be Learned?

What we think often determines what we believe. Are you a positive thinker or a negative thinker? Do you see the glass as half-full or half-empty? Are we born with a positive or negative outlook? Can positive thinking be learned?       You Hold the Power Here's the...

Procrastination Pitfalls And How to Avoid Them

Procrastination Pitfalls And How to Avoid Them

Procrastination is a common problem, but needn’t be. Learn about procrastination's pitfalls and how to avoid them. Psalm 90:12 (NIV) says, Teach us to number our days,     that we may gain a heart of wisdom.   We all have 24 hours a day to make a difference...

Powerful Promises We All Need

Powerful Promises We All Need

Whose Promises Do You Trust?We can trust God’s promises. They never change, and our hope relies on His Word. His promises are always present. Psalm 46 reminds us they are always there waiting on us to claim for comfort, refuge, help, and strength for any trials we may...

Habits: Small Changes, Big Impact!

Habits: Small Changes, Big Impact!

What do you think of when you hear the word  HABITS? Do you think of the bad ones or the good ones? We all have both kinds – some we don’t want to think about and many we would rather not change. Some of our habits affect only us, and others may affect those around...

Where Is God in My Cancer?

Where Is God in My Cancer?

When faced with a serious diagnosis we never expected, we may ask, "Where is God in my cancer?"  I’m pretty sure anyone who has heard the words, “It is cancer,” has asked God, “Why me?” I love this quote by an unknown author: “God didn’t promise days without pain,...