Do I Really Need Daily and Annual Goals?

Do I Really Need Daily and Annual Goals?

Do you have goals? At the end of every year we start hearing about writing down our goals and how we should be planning for the next year. Why is it so important to do this?

Did you know that the Bible even talks about goals? I didn’t really ever think about it until I started to write about it. So what does it say? It’s important as a believer to base our actions on (more…)

6 Effective Tips to Improve Life

6 Effective Tips to Improve Life

As you and I head into a brand new year, my mind starts dancing and twirling around anticipating what a new year might bring with it. Eagerly, we can prepare with excitement for a new and fresh beginning, or our circumstances may dishearten us into believing it’s only going to get worse.

As a follower of Christ, I know that God is always beginning new things in our lives. In Jeremiah 29 God says, He already “knows the plans,” the new plans He has for us. He continues to say that He has plans to “give us a future.”

If we take God at His word and believe in His promises, we know something is “yet to come.” Click To Tweet

The past is gone and the future is ahead. Click To Tweet

As I reflect on 2015, I think of the heart diagnosis I received, plus how I had a rough cube-844266_1920.jpg questionending to the year.

Because of my illness I could ask, (more…)

One Step into Tomorrow: Goal Setting Made Easy.

One Step into Tomorrow: Goal Setting Made Easy.

Photo Credit: lirusha.lorelay via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: lirusha.lorelay via Compfight cc

One Step into Tomorrow: Goal Setting Made Easy.
by Brenda McGraw

When a blank page is staring you in the face and you know you need to write something but don’t know where to begin, what do you do?

When a dirty house needs cleaning and decluttering, but it is all so overwhelming, where do you start?

When a relationship needs mending, but it’s not your fault, what do you say?

Why do we have such a hard time beginning?

Why do we fear the tomorrows and get paralyzed in the todays of life?

We get stuck on the problem or the plans, instead of the solution or success. We want to see the end results without taking the steps to get there.

Is that just our human nature? Or is it our excuses that don’t allow us to move forward?

I heard recently you couldn’t get to step fifteen without going through step one first. Step one will take you to step two, and then step two will lead you to step three, and so forth. We want to arrive at step fifteen and win the victory with (more…)

What’s New?

What’s New?

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It’s only the 2nd day of 2014 and as I sit here at my computer I have realized what it means to have writer’s block.  I have been challenged to write 500 words a day for the first 31 days of 2014.  That’s the WHOLE month of January.  I joined the challenge by Jeff Goins and I knew when I did that this was a huge commitment.

I asked my husband and he said he could write 500 words in a month, maybe.  We figured it up and realized that would even be a stretch for him, at 15 words a day.  He is not a writer or a reader.  Although, he is kind enough and loves me enough that he does my blog editing for me.

So, what was I thinking.

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