Do you feel better yet? How many windows, drawers and baseboards do you think you'd need to scrub before you feel like you've accomplished enough and are satisfied? If you shook out all the blankets and hung them outside in the fresh air, emptied every kitchen cabinet, wiped down the shelves, and organized under your bathroom sinks, would you call it a day and your house spring cleaned? Why do we "spring clean" anyway? Why not "winter clean" when we have more time stuck indoo
What do you see when you look at this picture?
Do you see rough, dirty, boring, ordinary and even broken rocks? "Nothing special here folks. Keep on walking. Nothing to see." They've lived in a driveway, the same old lonely place, for quite a long time.
They've been walked on, run over, cast aside and overlooked more times then they'd care to admit. They've been ignored, treated as worthless, thrown in anger and they have the scars to prove it. Oh...wait a minute. Are we st
I bet that got your attention! Now, before you go thinking I'm about to share some crazy, natural, cat pee cleaning solution....and you run over to the local cat lady's house to see if you can borrow some....or before you assume I'm totally making that up just for the sake of grabbing your attention-let me assure you of two things.
1. Mopping your floors with cat pee is a bad idea. A very, very bad idea! No one would or should ever do this on purpose! Do not try this at ho
What is it about New Year's Day that inspires so many people to start over, to set goals, and to make personal commitments to finally stick to them? It's the blank slate. The fresh start. The clean house. The brand new. The unopened. The untarnished. The unwritten. It's all of those things and more. But really? It's hope.
It's hope for a better tomorrow. For a second chance. For forgiveness. For freedom from chains. For sunlight on a rainy day-or in some cases? Life.
Let's face it. We're all busy. We only have so many hours in a day and no one gets any extra! It doesn't matter if you have 10 kids or none, work from home or out of the house, are single or married. We all get 24 hours-to work, sleep, eat and play! So...how do some people seem to accomplish so much? And some? So very little. Join me for 5 minutes in my bathroom, and I'll share one of my secrets to making the most of every day and going to bed at night satisfied with that day
"No! Of course I'm not!", you might laughingly reply. "Why would I be afraid of lions?! I don't live where lions roam wild and the only ones I ever see, are kept a safe distance in a zoo habitat or on TV!" True. That is likely very true for the majority of my readers. But, in some ways, it was also true for the people this verse was referring to:
"A sluggard says, "There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" The Bible, Proverbs 26:3 Now, now, don't get a
No rush and no pressure, but when you are ready.
Ask yourself this question: "What is holding me back?" Ask yourself when you are alone. When you are ready to be honest with your answer. Ask yourself when you have finally gotten to that point where you are almost shouting in your own head, "ENOUGH! Enough is enough! I am ready to do this!" Whatever your "this" is? Doesn't matter. It matters to you! But it doesn't matter if your "this" is different than my "this".
We all hav
When most people come to a dead end, with a cross road, and are faced with the choice of turning left or right, they make a choice. Even if they hesitate momentarily, they can clearly see that standing still and going straight are not options. They might evaluate, try to see (or even guess!) whether turning left or right is the better choice. But eventually turn they will. Coming to this cross road might make them uncomfortable. For some? Being faced with that choice? Might
A bear eats and eats and puts on the pounds in preparation for a long winter nap! He escapes the cold and snow and hunger by sleeping that entire season away! In the direct sales industry, I have found it to be true that some months are easier selling months than others. Like, for example, the months when it's easy for bears to find food! But unlike bears, we can not store up fat, hibernate (not sell or work) all winter long and expect to burst out into spring with a still s