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Month: March 2014

12 Ways Not to Lose Hope

12 Ways Not to Lose Hope

Are you going through a transition?  Does life seem uncertain?  Are you unsure of what the future holds? Whether you are battling a disease, working through a divorce, searching for a new job or dealing with other life struggles in this chapter of your life, don’t give up hope. Here are 12 ways to keep hope alive: Read your Bible—this is the best place to start.  There are plenty examples of individuals that have struggled and been blessed by God….

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Discovering My Life Purpose

Discovering My Life Purpose

Have you ever wondered what your life purpose is?  Did you know that God made each of us for a purpose?  We were made in God’s own image and with a purpose. Only recently have I begun to question and seek what my purpose is.  Seeking these answers has made me wonder how my life would be different, if I’d known this years ago. Did you know that God has a purpose for each and every life?  Psalm 138:8 says,…

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10 Lessons I’ve Learned from the Wait

10 Lessons I’ve Learned from the Wait

Previously we discussed waiting for things to happen.  Waiting is never easy, especially when that season is prolonged for years.  I want to share a few lessons that I’ve learned while waiting. God will always provide and in the process I’m drawing closer to Him     God is preparing me for the future I am learning how to be patient {not easy} I am learning to have faith I can use this time to prepare my mind, heart and…

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In the Wait

In the Wait

Have you ever wondered what’s next?  When am I going to reach this goal? I have!  For years, I’ve asked God about various aspects of my life.  Some I have waited for patiently and others, well I’ve shown God my attitude.  Needless to say I’ve been impatient and even angry at times. God wants us to be truthful with Him and tell Him how we feel.                We are told in Ecclesiastes “For everything…

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Understanding Your Plate

Understanding Your Plate

When I was growing up, we had the pyramid to explain the basics of how we should eat.  This was what was taught in the schools and while very straight forward, was confusing to many people. Last year the White House introduced a replacement to the pyramid.  This is called the food plate, which shows what your plate should look like at each meal.  In many ways it is much simpler and easier to understand than the pyramid.     …

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10 Benefits of Exercise

10 Benefits of Exercise

When I was much younger I loved to walk.  Regardless of the weather, I walked four miles a day.  Then life got in the way, I put on weight and got terribly out of shape. I realized that I had to do something about my additional weight.  The best place to begin was with exercise. Exercise is not my favorite thing to do but each day I make the choice to exercise or not.  There are a number of benefits…

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How to Pay off Debt

How to Pay off Debt

I hate being in debt!  I feel that debt is a noose around my neck.  For years I have been struggling to pay off a student loan.  This has been a struggle and I will be so relieved to finally get this debt paid off.    Dave Ramsey refers to paying off debt as the snowball effect.  He suggests that you tally up all of your bills and credit card statements.  You have to be completely honest with yourself and…

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