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Goals are supposed to be a tool to help us align our actions with our priorities and make us make progress towards what matters to us. Sounds good right?

Well, then why do we so often fail at our goals?

Or better yet, when we succeed at them, why do they leave us dissatisfied?

If you are a type A Christian who wants to “do everything right” and yet goal setting seems to be causing more harm than good, then you are my people.

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Personal Growth, Prioritizing your life, When life is Hard

How to live Lifegiving “Death to Self”: Are you Doing it Wrong?

Death to self –

Unappealing? Definitely (At first glance). Macabre? Maybe it can seem so from the outset. Outdated? Since when does the bible go out of date?

Misunderstood? Absolutely!

Don’t let fear of “death” stop you from finding this hidden secret you’ve been looking for in your quest for happiness.

Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. – John 12:24

Endurance, Personal Growth, Prioritizing your life, Spiritual Fitness

How to Get Motivated – The 5 Second Rule for Living your CALLING!

Wondering how to get motivated for the little mundane things you know you should do but they just don’t seem exciting enough to always move us for their own sakes… ie. Saying your prayers, getting out of bed, working out, having that conversation, kindness when you are irritated, forgiveness when it hurts, keeping up with whatever duties we have in our particular season (think housework, studies, or an actual job), etc?

If you are struggling with letting “I don’t feel like it right now” control your day. If procrastination or excuses have you trapped in a vicious cycle that leaves you angry, depressed, or frustrated, devastating your belief in yourself or encouraging you to play the victim card: “This is just too hard for me“, “I’m not cut out for this“, “I’ll never succeed“, “I’ll always be a failure“. “I can’t“. Then I wrote this article for you.

It is a simple, research based strategy to help pull yourself out of the lethargy, but from a new place of strength…

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How to Offer God the Gift of your Presence

Presence is a powerful thing…

Every morning I wake up and my husband is gone to work already. At 6:30 I get the kids breakfast on my own and begin the day, usually with a lot of grandiose plans for the day. As the hours go by, I begin to lower my standards to survival and being excited if I manage to get a shower. By 3 pm, I am spent. My quota of patience and all other necessary virtues for mothering 5 children under the age of 7 has been exceeded by about 12,000% and I am literally living for the moment the door opens and all the kids scream, “DADDY’S HOME!!!”

The minute he enters the house everything changes.

No matter how tough the day has been, I can breathe a sigh of relief and rest for a moment knowing that I am no longer alone.