5 Dangers of Constant Complaining and How to Stop It

My recent experience with Alaska Airlines is a case in point. I’m not one to complain. I hate to be around constant complaining! But one doesn’t have to look far to find something to complain about. As in my Alaska Airlines experience, it can start the moment you wake up in the morning. I’ll get to […]

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5 Keys to Making Your Home the Happiest Place on Earth

As a child, I visited Disneyland several times. My home was less than 30 minutes away from the amusement park marketed as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Other relatives lived nearby. My Uncle Rod once had a job as a cast member–an Indian paddling a canoe around Tom Sawyer’s Island. My mom’s cousin spent a season […]

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How to Overcome Perfectionism

In case you’re naked and you don’t know it, we all miss the mark when it comes to being good. So, what does this have to do with how to overcome perfectionism? I used to hold unrealistic, unattainable standards for myself.  When I didn’t reach my ideal, I harshly criticized myself, intent not only on doing better but […]

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Where God Leads, God Provides

When God leads, and I follow, sometimes it’s with a sense of uncertainty, even fear. But I’m sustained by God’s Word–a promise that God provides all I need. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV). I know that fear doesn’t come from […]

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When to Surrender in Your Search for a Life Purpose

As you search to find your life purpose, does life unfold in ways you didn’t anticipate, leading you to doubt and confusion? Maybe you’ve considered just abandoning the whole search for meaning. But then what? Surrender. Let me explain. The Cost of Quitting in Your Quest for Purpose Silver hair crowned his head, long enough […]

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Discovering God’s Will: 3 Things God Wants for Everyone

Have you prayed for God to send the angel Gabriel to tell you what to do next? Is discovering God’s will for you a frequent struggle? Perhaps, like Gideon, you’ve put a fleece before God, and pray for a clear sign to guide your next steps (Judges 6:36-40). Maybe you rely on impressions, circumstances, or […]

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Spiritual Superfood: 4 Bible Study Tips for Daily Devotions

Does your mind wander when you read the Bible? Do you get stuck on lengthy legal explanations in Leviticus, or unfamiliar names in the genealogies of Numbers or 1 and 2 Chronicles? Try these four Bible study tips. These tips have helped me get more spiritual nourishment from the Bible, and add meaning to my daily […]

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Heartsick: 7 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Does your love life need a checkup? Could that nagging doubt about your marriage, engagement or courtship explode into a heart-rending break-up? What are the signs of an unhealthy relationship? Just like pulling an annoying loose thread on your favorite blouse or shirt can unravel a seam, and leave an unsightly gash in your garment, […]

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Getting Over After-Christmas Disappointment

Post-Christmas Regrets I spent too much. I ate too much. I didn’t get what I wanted. I talked too much. My gifts weren’t appreciated. If you recently celebrated Christmas, you might have one–or more–of these regrets. Maybe you have others. How does one get over after-Christmas disappointment? My regrets in Christmases past include, over-indulging on […]

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