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Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

        I’ve discussed discouragement and waiting for God, but eventually He will answer? However, what happens once you finally have prayers answered? I’ve had prayers answered that showed me this was not God’s will for my life and took me down a dark path.  I’ve also had prayers answered that only God could orchestrate and proved this was God’s will for my life. Thank God for answered prayers Ask God if this is His will for my…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Steps to make your creative dreams a reality

Creativity Thursday: 9 Steps to make your creative dreams a reality

I would love to be able to make a full time living writing, but I have not reached that point yet. However there are ways to turn a creative dream into a reality. Determine your dream—what do you want to do more than anything Determine the steps needed to reach this dream—what are the steps you need to reach this particular dream and goal Be honest—is this dream a reality?  Can you work towards being a full time writer or…

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Transitional Friday: Setting SMART Goals

Transitional Friday: Setting SMART Goals

Last week, we discussed 9 ways to set realistic goals, but left off with SMART goals.  So what are SMART Goals? S=Specific—a specific goal  {ex.I will lose 20 pounds by the last day of November} M=Measurable—a concrete way to measure your goal.  {ex. I have 3 months to lose 20 pounds.  That’s about a pound and a half a week.} A=Attainable—Decide how to reach this goal and the steps that need to be taken to achieve the goal.  {ex. I…

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Transitional Friday: 9 Ways to Set Realistic Goals

Transitional Friday: 9 Ways to Set Realistic Goals

We’ve been discussing the importance of our choices and overcoming failure.  I thought it was important to discuss setting realistic goals. So how do you set realistic goals? Write your goals down—look at the big picture for each area of your life {ie…career, finances, weight, relationships, spiritual walk, etc}.  Write down where you would ideally like to be in one year, five year, ten years, fifteen years, etc. Break the goal down—now break that goal down into smaller portions that…

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Transitional Friday: 9 Ways to Bounce Back from Failure

Transitional Friday: 9 Ways to Bounce Back from Failure

    There are times when no matter how much we try, we continuously face failure.  There have been several areas of my life, where nothing I’ve tried has succeeded.  I continue to face one failure after another.  Over time, this is enough to make anyone grow weary, frustrated, overwhelmed and even defeated. So how do you continue to move forward when nothing is working? Don’t Give Up—if you are pursuing a dream, never give up, no matter how much…

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Transitional Friday: When Change isn’t your Idea

Transitional Friday: When Change isn’t your Idea

Life throws us a curve ball at times and change is forced upon us.  This can be through the loss of a job, loss of a loved one, abusive relationship, natural occurrence, decision of another person, tragic accident and number other causes. So, how do you deal with change when it isn’t your idea? Cry—sometimes we just need to cry and express our pain.  There are times when there just aren’t words.  Mourn your loss—a loss is a loss, regardless…

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Transitional Friday: Thinking Positively Through the Transition

Transitional Friday: Thinking Positively Through the Transition

When life gets us down, it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The devil pounces on the darkness and insecurities to bring us down.  In order to see the good and move forward, we need to see the positive. This has often been a personal struggle for me, but each day I work to have a better attitude and move forward. Write your goals Write stepping stones towards your goals—what steps are necessary to…

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