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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Dedicated to Detail

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes,  but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord,   and your plans will succeed. ~ Proverbs 16: 1-3 (NLT)   To what are you truly dedicated? Many of us are dedicated …

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Wise Indulgences?

Indulgences surround us during the holidays. For many, the holidays are synonymous with celebration. For others, this festive time can evoke painful memories and/or increased stress.  Joyful, sad, or anxious feelings can spawn indulgent behaviors in how we eat, drink, or use our time and resources.  The question is: are all indulgences inherently detrimental in …

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How to Listen to God

Serve only the LORD your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him. ~Deuteronomy 13:4 NLT Has God ever taken your plan and said no when yes was hoped for or yes when no was expected?  After planning this Holiday Wellness Plan post, God showed me a …

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Overflowing Capacity

Sudden grief, frustration, disappointment, and regret all collided last week. My already full plate suddenly overflowed with emergencies or what seemed like emergencies. Flying by the seat of my pants running from this fire to the next did not create my most grace-filled reactions. So, we continue our HOLIDAY Wellness Plan Acronym this week with …

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