Let This Man Take Over Your To Do List

Do you ever feel as if your to-do list is growing and yet your time is shrinking? You find yourself waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety or worse, you continually hit “snooze” because you don’t want to face such a laundry list of responsibilities. Overwhelmed. Overworked. STRESSED out. Recently in our Sunday School class, my friend …

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My Heart Was Crushed

I chose to start my usual “intro” of “Good morning!” although it’s been a challenging 10 days. Last Tuesday night, I lost Panther, my cat of 17 years. He’s been by my side through a divorce from my high school sweetheart, 3 different homes, my 115 pound weight loss journey, several career changes (including going out on my own), and hundreds …

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Please Submit ASAP

Let me tell you something you may not know about me… Years ago, when I worked with my Dad, we both knew my Dad would retire eventually and I would need to find something else to do. I submitted numerous resumes online and it was for so many things… including working for UPS! I would have loved IHOP, but I …

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Proof That it’s Important

Good morning! Let’s start the day this powerful verse… “The people should not think that small beginnings are unimportant. They will be happy when they see Zerubbabel with tools, building the Temple.” —Zechariah 4:10 (NCV) Did you hear of Google in 1996? Me neither. Today, you use Google over and over. Google started with small beginnings. What is it that God …

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Be Careful

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. —1 Peter 5:8 Be careful. The Enemy will whisper in your ear, “You can’t handle this. Why don’t you get drunk to get your mind off of it?” when you’re financially strained. He’ll whisper, “What’s one lunch with your co-worker? …

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Are You Serious?

Last Sunday, while teaching our Sunday School class, I mentioned committing to something and showing God you’re serious, especially when you desire a change in your life. If you think about it, it’s very similar to hiring a personal trainer. Back when I trained clients, I would ask them to commit to exercising 3 days a week. When they committed …

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Doing This Immediately

Good morning! Let’s start off today with a quote… “One reason we struggle with insecurity: we’re comparing our behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.” —Steven Furtick Maybe you see the social media post where your friend is enjoying a promotion celebration with her family…. the one YOU thought you would get. Perhaps you see more “likes” when someone else posts the …

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Six Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

Good morning! A couple of weeks ago, our fearless leader of the Christian Fitness Professional mastermind I’m in, Luch Del Monte, gave us six challenging questions on how to begin and end our day. Here was his short, but powerful message: Brothers, Here’s a way to begin and end your day. Did I offer peace today?  Did I bring a smile to …