In this episode, author and speaker Kathy Carlton Willis returns to talk about how she became God’s Grin Gal and how she has discovered joy, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Learn how to grow your “JQ”—joy quotient.
What we learned from too many years of expectations and let-downs is that gift-giving out of obligation dictated by the calendar isn’t what has kept us together. What has held us together is that my husband treats me with the same genuine love every day of the year.
Do you remember when your world was contained to the people you saw at home and at work each day? Social media has opened an opportunity to have public forum discussions on a daily basis, and the result is sometimes that we say too much.
Did you know that distraction is motivated by the desire to avoid discomfort? Reward isn’t necessarily the motivation that will help you get stuff done. But if you can figure out your distraction triggers and remove the temptation, watch out world!
I have been thinking about writing a Rule of Life in place of annual goal setting (or as a companion to it), and I was first introduced to it in a book by Peter Scazzero. He explains that a Rule of Life is like a trellis on which we train a vine to grow. Having a framework in place helps us to direct how we grow and ultimately helps us flourish.
Reaching your goals might be more about what you will give up than it is about what you need to add. Your UN-goals are just as important as your goals.
I talk a big game and give advice about setting goals and achieving your dreams. So how did I do with my own? In this episode, I share my intentions from last year and how I did with accomplishing them. Spoiler alert – I didn’t get them all done! Let’s continue the January series on goals and plans.
Let’s talk about how you did with the goals you set in 2019. If there are some that you didn’t achieve, what got in the way? In this episode, we reivew some of the ways we sometimes need to adapt in order to deal with real life and to let go of some of our aspirations without guilt.
Life isn’t easy. There are days when it would be nice to have someone tuck us in, read us a bedtime story, and assure us about happily ever after. This story is for you. A word of hope to let you know you matter. Inspired Life: A Parable About Treasure Life, Repurposed: A Word of Hope Recommended Resource This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!
Sleep deprivation, the endless laundry mountain, crazy to-do lists and diapers and dishes made young mother Courtney Ellis wonder what it would look like to be closer to Jesus and enjoy spiritual practices of prayer, studying Scripture, and more. In our interview, she talks with Michelle about how she met Jesus in the everyday stuff of life.