The Times, They Are a Changing

In its simplest terms, the word “change” means “to become different”. We can change or become different when it comes to a number of things in regards to ourselves and our lives. We can change where we live, what we do, what we eat, where we go, what we say, and how we approach things. We can experience…

How to Settle the Right Way

The term settle has multiple meanings. It can mean resolving or agreeing on something. You can “settle down” somewhere and become more of a permanent fixture in an area. You can also settle by becoming comfortable in a situation. I want to reflect a little on the last meaning, associated with comfort. Comfort is not…

Rain Is A Good Thing

Do you feel uneasy in some aspect of your life right now? If you do, that is a good thing. If you do not at the moment, do not fret. There will come a time in your life when you are in a difficult spot and you will have to work your way through some things. All…

Relationship or Partnership?

It has been close to a month since the last entry and I apologize for not posting an article or two during that time. The truth is, I had a couple pieces written and ready to go, but I felt as if it was the wrong time to be sharing them. I am thankful for the…

Practicing the Art of Perseverance

I have always been a sporty person. I grew up in a family of sports lovers, where my older siblings taught me the games and skills necessary to compete.  Basketball was my first love growing up, but I played a variety of sports with the neighborhood kids and my family. We were either watching sports,…

Passions

A passion is many things. It is a form of affection, an overwhelming desire or feeling, and a sort of conviction. Passions evoke emotions and actions. If they are positive influences in our lives, they make us want to be better people and give us something to look forward to each and every day. If…

Strong Habits

Do you ever think about everything you do over the course of a given day? It is pretty amazing when you break it all down. You may start your morning by waking up, making your bed, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, eating breakfast, making your lunch, and heading to work or school. You may…

Accept the Challenge

As I put together my Goal Sheet for 2017, I was trying to think about what I wanted to accomplish in the coming year. There are many things that will be changing in my life (like moving to a new place and getting married), which will require a focus all their own, but in reality,…

Chapter Goals

Our goals define how we live our lives. They give us direction and destinations. They give us an outline of how to get to where we want to go. They give us comfort and purpose as we figure out who we are. I have always been thinking about my future goals and what I want…

Content with Your Life

This new year has already brought a number of blessings and insights. My mind and schedule have been occupied in the best ways and it is nice to have to create time for things such as writing and reading. It has been incredible getting people contributing guest articles and the life experiences/advice everyone has shared…

Love Where You’re At

As we enter into this new year, mixed emotions are felt all over. Some are happy to have a new beginning, a clean slate, and a new page to mark up how they like. They will work out more, stick to that tough diet, take more risks, find love, travel more, and do all those…

What Feels Like the End is Often the Beginning

When you begin a new relationship, no one ever tells you the bad things that could happen. No one tells you that they could have any angry side. No one tells you that you will end up with bruises on your heart and your confidence. No one tells you that you will give it your…