Optimize Your 2018: Successful Goal Setting

  Have you ditched your New Year's resolutions? Instead of abandoning your good intentions, you can upgrade them and craft successful goals. Last week's post covered the basics of SMART goals and prioritizing. Recognizing your overall purpose and the limits of your time are essential first steps. This week begins our…

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Illuminate Your Life with Hope

The first Christmas arrived during a bleak season for God's people. Israel shivered in the shadows of oppression and poverty. Iron-fisted pagans enforced their rule through barbaric crucifixions. Even their fellow countrymen succombed to corruption and betrayal. Prophecies had ceased four hundred years prior, so the growing cries of Israel seemed…

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4 Keys to Cultivating Grace

As crises and horrors abound in today's news reports, tensions have escalated to record highs. The world trends are barreling past stress toward hysteria, and we must choose whether to join the craziness or become part of the solution. We can stand against the tide by adopting grace as our modus…

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Refresh Your Self Image, Part Two

  Last week's post discussed the keys to internal self-image. Spirituality and character serve as the foundation of our self-concept. Our essence determines our potential impact. The effectiveness of our lives depends upon how well we express our divine potential to the world around us. But sometimes our ability to connect falls…

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Refresh Your Self-Image, Part One

  Self-image grows from seeds of identity and purpose within the soul. When we admit to ourselves who we are and recognize who we are meant to be, actualizing our potential can begin. Self-image first involves inner nurturing. Personal understanding of character roots us. As our seeds germinate and potential springs forth, we…

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Refresh Your Habits

Our days consist of many auto-piloted moments. These little building blocks of habitual behavior shape our lives. We should examine the content of our automatic thoughts and actions to ensure we can become who we most want to be and bless those around us. [bctt tweet="Optimizing habits blesses us to bless others."…

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Heart Health at all Levels, Part 2

Today's video discusses the importance of interpersonal heart health. Our relationships with others provide us with the opportunity to actualize our potential as individuals. We need to take care of our interpersonal well being and ensure we maintain healthy relationships. Becoming avoidant, choosing toxic friendships or romantic partners, or demonstrating poor…

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Failure as a Springboard to Success

Did you make New Year's resolutions or set goals for 2017? If you've fallen off track already, I've got some words of reassurance for you today. First of all, you're in the majority. But that's not really the good news. The best encouragement for those who've failed lies in how the…

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