Health and Wellness

3 Reasons to Quit

“Winners never quit, and quitters never win”. How many times have you heard that? Do you believe it? I don’t. You can quit and still win. You can refuse to quit and lose. How do you know when it’s time to quit? 1. It was never your idea in the first place. Are you working…

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How to Create Margin in Your Life

Money management experts advise us to live on 90% of our income and to save 10%. Time management experts tell us to only schedule 65% of our day. These principles seem reasonable enough. Not only do we need margin in our finances and time, we need emotional margin. We shouldn’t take on every single project…

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3 Reasons to Learn a Second Language

I took two years of French in college but only learned enough to pass the exams. I just completed a 10 week class at a local college. For several months, I’ve been practicing with an app, Duolingo that tells me I’m only 20% fluent. Trust me, I’ve thought about quitting. So why press on? Brain…

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God Blesses Single Mothers

Flowers, jewelry, and steaks on the grill were a part of many Mother’s Day celebrations this month. But for many single moms, Mother’s Day is another day of struggle, doubt, and loneliness. While we see images of mothers surrounded by doting husbands and children, that picture is not reality for many single mothers. Whether a…

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Rejection

Being rejected is painful when it occurs, and the sting can last for decades or even a lifetime. However, there are valuable lessons in rejection. First, rejection is information. I tried three or four network marketing ventures. I never had more than one person in my downline. I personally know a few people who have…

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3 Steps to Achieving Your 2016 Goals

Tis the season for resolutions, plans and goals. Every January, we plan to “eat right,” “stop wasting money,” and “become more social.” Do any of these goals sound familiar? The reason no one achieves the goal of “eating right” is because it’s too vague. Here are three simple methods to establish and achieve your goals…

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The Blessing of Being Single

Many Christian singles long to be married and feel that being single is some warped punishment. Having been single most of my adult life, I’ve come to recognize that being unmarried has many benefits. The first three weeks of my three-year marriage were great. We moved in together, went on our honeymoon and enjoyed the…

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Margins

In the spring of 1990, I had closed on my first home. I was scheduled to move in a few days, and I had no money. I had spent every dollar that I made to get into the 1,000 square foot duplex. I mentioned to a coworker that I wasn’t sure how I would buy…

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Life Lessons

There is so much to say when a child leaves home.  As a parent, you hope that you have modeled high standards for the past 18 years.  Here are the lessons that I shared with my daughter before she left for college. 1. Save 10% of your take home income. It’s much easier to establish…

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Summer Slim Down?

I’ve seen many social media posts about slimming down for summer. I believe that we should aim for wellness forever, not being slim for a season. When you aim for a certain weight by a certain time, you put yourself on a roller coaster. You diet, lose weight, return to your old habits and regain…

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