An Attitude of Appreciation

Thankfulness. Appreciation. Gratitude.  These states of being are not natural but learned behaviors. Typically, these sentiments are explained and modeled to us as children. They then become conscious choices until thankfulness is an attitude habit. A Holiday Wellness Plan would not be complete without appreciating the reason for the season with our soul, mind, and …

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When the Bottom Drops Out

Just before you step into the clear capsule three stories above the ground, the lifeguard says “arms crossed tight across your chest like this,” making an X with her arms to demonstrate.  “Now cross your feet and enjoy the ride!”  Her smile is the last thing seen as the floor drops and you fly through …

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Hear the God Whispers

I know how to pray. At least I think I do. I pray to honor, thank, praise and ask God for what I think is needed. But how often do I pause and listen to His response? Another element to being His Follower is listening. L=Listen. I confess sometimes instead of being an intimate time …

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Love Two Ways

Following Jesus is not possible without love. Continuing our Lenten exploration of being Jesus’ Followers, it struck me how love is the very essence of following.  L=Love. I follow because of my faith. My faith is built upon the ultimate example of love in John 3:16: 16 For God so loved the world that he …

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Creating Hope Inspired Goals

Hope and change: two powerful words behind every resolution. Whether made on January 1 or another new beginning, we hope for better and resolve to change. But let’s not lose sight of where our ultimate hope resides. Resolutions are declarations to change. Change is difficult. It takes reflection, understanding ourselves and having the will to …

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