Changing my behavior may change my mood and those around me. (A post just for me.)

I’m a pressure gal. I do (or think I do) some of my best work when under the gun. Hence, I procrastinate a lot. It is a symptom of lacking self discipline. I like to consider myself creative; that I can’t force myself to produce good work– I have to “be inspired”. And that inspiration…

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Taking my thoughts captive

By now most people have heard from the pulpit, or the platform of motivational speakers, that we must control our thoughts in order to maintain some balance and control of our moods and emotions. Thoughts precede emotions; and emotions can influence overall (and lasting) moods. 2 Corinthians 10:5 New International Version 5 We demolish arguments and…

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Subscriptions we have: social and living habits

Do you ever just get an urge to go through your subscriptions and delete, delete, delete? Maybe you get tired of seeing posts from JimBob. A couple seemed great but now– you can’t get with what he is saying…he is going to far. Maybe Sally Sue started out on fire (but like me) she has…

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Missed Turns and God’s Surprises

Guest postMt Rushmore It wasn’t one of my better days. I’d taken my children to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a rare vacation.  We were plagued with one problem after another. Our exhaust system was in trouble, having just scraped the pavement, and now loosely  tied to the station wagon  frame with a…

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On Father’s Day– lessons from my grandpa about facing life

Here was today’s quote for the blog: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill I think in order to do that you must keep your eyes on the goal. Think about World War I and World War II…. Men walking thru towns, guns at their sides, unable to distinguish…

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