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Million Dollar Contest

 

Question:

What are your goals?

Long term…

Next, what are some small goals that will lead you in the direction of your long term goals?

And finally what steps can you take today to achieve the small goals?

Trying to reach our long term goals can deter us from reaching the small ones. Because they seem so unattainable.

But if you have someone around you that can walk with you and encourage you and maybe give you a push from time to time, then slowly with small steps you can accomplish and reach the long term goals that you seek.

 

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A Goldfish Named Jonah

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Do you feel like you’re going around in circles?

Do you feel like you’re stuck?

Do you feel like there has to be more to life than this?

Then please listen to this story about a goldfish named Jonah!

 

There’s no time like the present to make a change!

Theres no time like today to step out of your comfort zone!

Take today to explore something new!

It’s time to Break Out!

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Selfish – No Regard For Others

There have been a lot of selfish and violent acts lately where the culprit(s) have absolutely no regard for others. They seem to have replaced love with hate and peace with chaos. Their minds have twisted their perceptions on life and human beings; their feelings have been expressed through acts of terror. Understanding where this behavior comes from can help us to not only help these lost souls but also prevent more tragedies in the future.

There is a word that comes to mind when I read headlines like:

Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing: 22 Die at Ariana Grande Concert

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and…

London attacks: Murderers came to my city tonight

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And that word is selfish!

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How To Get Through Hard Times

I want to give some advice on a tough subject – How to get through hard times. There are times in our lives that seem unfair, impossible, and just plain hard. Life is not always peaches and cream. Life is not always a bed of roses. Life is more like a box of chocolates – You never know what you are going to get. You never know what life will bring you, or throw your direction. You never know when an attack may come your way. Life is hard!

It’s hard when you’re a single mother trying to raise multiple children by yourself. It’s hard when you’ve been working over 10 years at a company and you get laid off. It’s hard when you have pain in your body every day and no doctor can seem to tell you why they just keep prescribing you pain pills. It’s hard when you get addicted to drugs because of a prescription to pain pills. It’s hard when you feel depressed for no reason. It’s hard when you can’t seem to reach any of your goals. It’s hard when everyone around you tells you that you’ll never amount to anything.  Life is hard! Continue reading How To Get Through Hard Times

How to See What’s Important

Sometimes it’s hard to see what’s important… When my son was born there were some complications. He wasn’t breathing well, so they took him to the ICU and hooked him up to a lot of machines. His mom was recovering from the surgery, so I was the only one able to go and see him. I remember how scared I was for him and for us that day. This was our first child, our son, the child we had been praying for.

As I approached his small bed, my heart was raising and felt like it had dropped down to my stomach. All I could see were tubes and wires running everywhere. When I came around to the side of the bed, tears running down my face, I reached over and placed my hand on his tiny head and rubbed it gently. I will never forget the feeling of that moment. (As I am writing this post, I am reminded by tears of emotions.) While I was rubbing his head he opened his bright blue eyes and looked at me. It was more than just a look though, it was an acknowledgment and an awareness. He could have looked anywhere in the room, it was his first day on this earth, but he chose to look my direction and see me.

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What’s On The Inside Is More Important

I remember when I was like 6 or 7 years old, walking up to my house carrying this clay vase with a flower in it, that I was taking home to give to my mom. I was so excited to present this gift to her and see her light up with joy.

As I walked down the sidewalk in front of the house I tripped, and I began to fall. As I was going down, I thought about the vase I was holding. It was a hard clay surface, but it was also very fragile, and I didn’t want it to break, so I held it up high and took the fall with no hands. It hurt pretty badly. I was scraped up on my knees and elbows, cut on my chin and bruises began to form on my hip and head. The vase, on the other hand, was not damaged at all.

A lot of us are bruised, cut, chipped, and scraped up, a lot of us are “ruff-looking” vessels, and that’s okay because what’s on the inside is more important than what’s on the outside.

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It’s Okay To Not Fit In

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.“(1Cor. 13:11)

Everyone matures at different rates. A 40-year-old adult may act like a teenager, and conversely, a teenager may act like a 40-year-old adult. It all depends on your emotional state. What you have learned growing up and what you have been exposed to or adapted to, play a major part in your development and maturity. I was a child long after the age of a child. Even today, I am emotionally and spiritually immature in a lot of ways and sometimes feel as if I do not fit in.

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