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 Routine is Important

Since I recently retired from my school counseling job, people often ask me what I do all day. I have a morning routine. It goes something like this:

  • Coffee!
  • Quiet Devotional Time-setting priorities/intentions for the day
  • Walking with my neighborhood walking partner (Yeah Sherran!) and/or yoga stretches
  • Write
  • Answer emails, marketing, planning
  • Lunch
  • Coaching Calls with…
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Added by Lynne Watts on September 19, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Foundational Differences

     I recently purchased a storage shed that would allow for me to have more room in my garage. When reading the directions it said I could choose between a wood or cement foundation. It made me think of the lesson(s) told in Matthew 7:24-27 which reads “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet…

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Added by Mike Fenton on September 19, 2014 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

5 Questions That Will Help You Embrace Your Role As a Spouse

Do you really understand your role as a wife? Do you really grasp your functions as a husband? I met with a female client who engaged in the individual counseling process just to understand a wife’s role in marriage. The client explained that she fell in…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on September 19, 2014 at 7:22am — 3 Comments

10 Things We've Learned from a Year of Living in Ireland

1. Parsnips (those root veggies that look like white carrots) are quite tasty when roasted or steamed and mashed with carrots.

1. Parsnips (those root veggies that look like white carrots) are quite tasty

when roasted or steamed and mashed with carrots.…

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Added by Erin Casey on September 19, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

A Call To Action...

My son and I are starting a project called Christian Competitors.  I was impressed with his latest blog, so, thought I'd share it with you all.  He has a great message.  If you want to see our other blogs, feel free to check them out at www.christiancompetitors.com.

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Recently, my son had the opportunity to attend an FCA Leadership camp.   This is what he had to say…

Earlier this summer I…

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Added by Mike Good on September 19, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

7 Reasons Parents Need a Side Hustle

Side Hustle

(This is the first of a 3 part series on Side Hustling for parents)  This can also be found at www.stuffparentslike.com

Over the past decade parents have felt their wallets get smaller. In addition to raising children who cost us over $200k during our lifetime, the average…

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Added by Travis Scott on September 19, 2014 at 6:12am — 2 Comments

Six Month Challenge - Day 022

Income Percentage for this Six Months: 8%

Time spent listening/reading to positive, encouraging, uplifting, instructional material:  49 minutes

Read:

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Added by Tim Sherfy on September 19, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

Health and Weight Loss: Can We Retrain Ourselves to Prefer Healthy Food? My 3 Tips

The following paper shows that individuals on a structured behavioral weight loss program had a change in brain activation on MRI towards low calorie vs high calorie foods at the end of a six month…

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Added by Ann Musico on September 19, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Becoming me.

If you are burned…

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Added by A. Clark Gaither on September 18, 2014 at 10:26am — 4 Comments


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Mobile Payments – The Good and Bad of Paying With Your Cell Phone

Mobile payments are the future of paying for your stuff, and that future is fast approaching.  With the latest release of the iPhone 6 and iOS8, using mobile payment apps for most transactions is going to start…

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Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on September 18, 2014 at 7:47am — 2 Comments

Six Month Challenge - Day 021

Taking Dan Miller’s challenge to double my income by spending thirty minutes each day reading and listening to positive and instructional material, I’m chronicling my six month journey through this process. For more information, see my initial post, “Dan’s Six Month Challenge”.

Income Percentage for this Six Months: 8%

Time spent listening/reading to positive, encouraging,…

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Added by Tim Sherfy on September 18, 2014 at 5:40am — No Comments

Surprising House Design Where Rooms Can Rotate 90 Degrees

he surprising house design of the Sharifi-ha House by Tehran-based architecture firm Next Office centers around its rotating box-shaped rooms on three floors.…

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Added by David Ackerman on September 17, 2014 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Are you following your dreams?

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Are you following your heart? Don't answer too quickly. Think about it. Are you following your heart? You might have a hard time answering that question because an honest answer means…

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Added by Terry Hadaway on September 17, 2014 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Healthy Living: Instead of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Consider This!

Recently Face Book has been plastered with videos of people taking the ice bucket challenge to raise money for the ALS Association. If you weren’t aware, ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. I commend all those people (including my son) who took the time to take the…

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Added by Ann Musico on September 17, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

When is the Best Time to Reinvent Yourself?

Picture a town in the old west.  Now imagine a man laying on a bunk in the town’s jail cell.  He is startled awake by a noise only to find his life long friend trying to break out.  They were in the jail cell because of his friend.  He had to find trouble everywhere he went.  His friend managed to get the cell door open and walked out as the jailer slept.  At this point there was a choice to make.  He could walk out and be on the run or simply just stay.  He could be what he had been or he…

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Added by Chris McElroy on September 17, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

He Wouldn’t Change His Childhood

I had a dream the other night. I was walking down a dirt road when I saw a young boy asking his dad a question. I don’t recall what the boy said, but I remember the father, with serious but loving eyes answered: “Own your gifts”.

I woke up at that moment and my first thought was “I wish my father directed me differently when I was growing up...” Almost Immediately I realized how much a “victim” I still try…

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Added by Pei Kang on September 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Six Month Challenge - Day 020

Taking Dan Miller’s challenge to double my income by spending thirty minutes each day reading and listening to positive and instructional material, I’m chronicling my six month journey through this process. For more information, see my initial post, “Dan’s Six Month Challenge”.

Income Percentage for this Six Months: 8%

Time spent listening/reading to positive, encouraging,…

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Added by Tim Sherfy on September 17, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

3 Qualities my favorite people possess

(Find the original post at bradvoigt.com)

For years I was the back up chaplain for the high school football team I coach but this year I called up to be THE team chaplain.  The chaplain gig is not as easy as you would think. The chaplain is there to make some…

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Added by Brad Voigt on September 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Coffee with Jon and Joanne Miller

Each week you're invited to join me for a cup of coffee with an interesting and inspiring person. This week, it is my pleasure to have coffee with Joanne Miller.

Joanne shares with us how to live a life that is authentic to the way that God created you.

  • Is it ok to "copy" someone else?
  • How do you find yourself?
  • How do we not loose…
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Added by Jonathan D. Schober, Sr. on September 16, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

21 Day Challenge: Is God Real?

It is not unusual to hear people say, “I believe in God.” But believing God exists and believing we can have a personal relationship with Him are two very different things.

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Photo by: Steve Browne

Einstein said, “Certainly there is a…

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Added by Debbie W. Wilson on September 16, 2014 at 7:55am — 5 Comments

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