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    Best Laid Plans

    Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Life is just like that — you can have the best intentions, and then life will throw you a curve ball, and things turn in a totally different direction. For example, today I’d planned on getting to the gym for a workout, and writing a handful of blog posts. My son had a doctor’s appointment for 5 p.m, so I’d planned on taking him to that, then coming home, having dinner, and then finishing writing the blog posts. Instead, it’s now 11 p.m. at night, and I’m writing this from the ER at the hospital, as the doctor my son saw decided we needed…

  • Christian Living,  Leveling Up,  Random,  Relationships

    Like Little Children

    “Why so serious?” – The Joker (The Dark Knight 2) Do you ever let yourself relax enough to feel like a kid, again? Do you splash in puddles, or do you complain every time it rains? Do you ever run away from your significant other, sing-songing, “You can’t catch me!“, or are you too worried about what others might think? As adults, for whatever reason, we seem to lose our ability to play. Instead, life becomes serious, and we worry about keeping up appearances. In Matthew 18:3, Jesus says that, in order to get into heaven, we need to become like little children {note: He doesn’t say become children, but…

  • Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up,  Random

    Why Authors & Writers Make Great Network Marketers

    What do you think of when you hear the term “network marketing“? Does it make you skeptical? Do you envision pyramid schemes? Well, did you know that it’s actually a legitimate business model endorsed by people like Sir Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Warren Buffett, and even President Donald Trump? Today, I’d like to provide you with a little more insight into what this model is about, but also why I believe that writers make great Network Marketers! But first, a quick story… For the past decade, or so, I have had the feeling that God would like me to become a Writer. I’ve fought against this, though (Jonah, anyone?) because…

  • Journaling,  Random

    The Weekly Muse (05/14/2017)

    The Weekly Muse is posted, here, every Sunday, and invites you to participate by either (1) answering these questions, privately, in your journal, (2) answering the questions on your blog, and then coming back to link that post here in the comments at Life, Unleashed, or (3) leave your answers directly in a comment here, on that week’s post. However you choose to participate is completely up to you! Weekly Prompts: What went well, for you, this past week? What didn’t go so well? What can you do differently in the week to come? List your top 3 priorities for the next 7 days. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either…

  • Journaling,  Random

    The Weekly Muse (04/30/2017)

    The Weekly Muse is posted, here, every Sunday, and invites you to participate by either (1) answering these questions, privately, in your journal, (2) answering the questions on your blog, and then coming back to link that post here in the comments at Life, Unleashed, or (3) leave your answers directly in a comment here, on that week’s post. However you choose to participate is completely up to you! Weekly Prompts: What went well, for you, this past week? What didn’t go so well? What can you do differently in the week to come? List your top 3 priorities for the next 7 days. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either…

  • Christian Living,  Random

    A Story of Transition

    Finding one’s purpose in life is hard. Figuring out God’s calling on your life is also hard. This is something I’ve been struggling with, for years. When I started my self-employment journey in late 2013, I was mostly concerned with pursuing my life-long dream of being my own boss. And I chose to become a virtual author’s assistant, then, because it’s what I knew — I had gone to school for office administration, had worked in various receptionist positions since, and was an avid reader with a long list of authors with whom I’d already been building relationships. And while this niche proved profitable for a time, I came to…

  • Journaling,  Random

    The Weekly Muse (04/23/2017)

    The Weekly Muse is posted, here, every Sunday, and invites you to participate by either (1) answering these questions, privately, in your journal, (2) answering the questions on your blog, and then coming back to link that post here in the comments at Life, Unleashed, or (3) leave your answers directly in a comment here, on that week’s post. However you choose to participate is completely up to you! Weekly Prompts: What went well, for you, this past week? What didn’t go so well? What can you do differently in the week to come? List your top 3 priorities for the next 7 days. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either…

  • Journaling,  Random

    The Weekly Muse (04/16/2017)

    The Weekly Muse is posted, here, every Sunday, and invites you to participate by either (1) answering these questions, privately, in your journal, (2) answering the questions on your blog, and then coming back to link that post here in the comments at Life, Unleashed, or (3) leave your answers directly in a comment here, on that week’s post. However you choose to participate is completely up to you! Weekly Prompts: What went well, for you, this past week? What didn’t go so well? What can you do differently in the week to come? List your top 3 priorities for the next 7 days. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either…

  • Christian Living,  Random

    Seasons

    // “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 //   I was talking with a new friend, today, and bemoaning the fact that I’m not very consistent with posting on my blog — something that really bothers me a great deal. I would love to post more frequently. I also commented that part of what has stolen my attention away from creating blog posts is the fact that I’m (finally) working on creating my first eCourse! My friend was kind enough to offer the gentle reminder that it’s all about seasons … we can’t do everything, all the time.…

  • Christian Living,  Random

    REVIEW: Moving Forward by John Siebeling

    “Moving Forward: Overcoming the Habits, Hangups, and Mishaps That Hold You Back” by John Siebeling   In Moving Forward, John Siebeling talks about the habits and mindsets that hold us back from living the abundant life that God has promised to us (John 10:10), and from moving forward. He touches on topics like our emotions, and how we are responsible for how our lives turn out (how we react to life’s ups and downs is up to us). He talks about mindset and choices, too, which I love, as it aligns with what I teach, here on my blog! Lastly, John also talks about dreaming big, and about our financial…

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