Monday, April 25, 2016

Affirmation Monday: Balance!

To have balance in our lives is to have things in order. It is not always easily accomplished but the more we speak things into our lives that are what we want and desire, the more real they become.

The Bible tells us to use our tongues for life and not death; this means to speak positively about ourselves and the situations in our lives. Being negative brings negativity! So today our affirmations will help us to get our minds on having balance in our lives!

Remember to answer the questions below as well (write the answers in a notebook or journal!)
  1. One of my top priorities is a balanced life.
  2. I thrive when there is balance in my life. When all aspects of my life are given their fair share of attention, I feel like a complete person. 
  3. My spiritual life is important to me. When I give regular attention to my time with the Lord in prayer and Bible study, I find it easier to make it through the challenges of each day. I realize that my inner strength is lessened if I neglect my walk with the Lord.
  4. My physical well-being is critical because it ensures that both my body and mind can work at their peak performance. 
  5. When I am in shape physically, I feel energized and my thoughts are clearer and more organized. I make better decisions when my body is in a healthy state.
  6. I commit to making time for both work and enjoyment so one can balance out the other. I take pride in the feeling of accomplishment I get when I excel at my job. 
  7. I allow myself enough time to relax and rejuvenate. Reducing my stress lets me be at my best.
  8. Today, I strive to pay close attention to the signals in my life. I commit to heeding those signals and acting accordingly so I continue to maintain a balanced life. I know I am more effective in each facet of life when all aspects are given their due share of attention.
Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do responsibilities ever get in the way of me achieving balance in my life?

2. How can I encourage my loved ones to seek a balanced life?

3. Does my idea of balance change as I encounter new experiences?

Have a wonderful week!


Healthy Breakfast Challenge!

We are doing a challenge for May! It's a breakfast challenge. Do you often skip breakfast? Or stop and get something fast food? May's challenge will be to try to have a healthy breakfast every morning! Are you in? Click HERE to get on the list!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Affirmation Wednesday: Remaining Calm In The Storm

Remaining calm in the midst of chaos seems like it's an impossibility at times. Today we are going to speak some affirmations that will help us to do just that... Our words are powerful and we can use them, along with the Word of God (truth) to help us to operate in peace when our life seems anything but peaceful.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Transformation Tuesday: Ask Questions!

Today's Transformation Tuesday topic is about asking questions as an adult like we did when we were kids...

We were so inquisitive as children... what happened? Here are 6 good reason to hold on to (or regain) your inquisitive nature.

Watch for the reasons and also some questions to pose to yourself in different areas of life!

Here's a recap:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Do You Make Your Bed?

Are You A Bed Maker?

So I have never been a bed maker.... What about you?

My mentality has always been, "I am just going to get back into it in a few hours anyways, so why make it?"

With so many life transitions happening in our family lately, being home more due to a lay-off, helping my mom out more, a little baby addition happening in June and starting to work for myself (just to name a few things that are going on) I have started to make smaller changes to my everyday life to see how they affect me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Transformation Tuesday: Forgiving and Letting Go

Everyone has suffered some sort of emotional hurt through the words or actions of another. Experiencing this hurt is completely natural, but sometimes the hurt lasts longer than it needs to.

Watch today's Transformation Tuesday Video for some steps to forgive and let go with greater happiness:

Monday, April 4, 2016

A Letter to My Big Brother....

Dear Big Brother,

I have so much to tell you, so many things to share with you. I wish you were here to confide in, to share with and to fill you in on all the amazing things that are happening, all of the stressful things going on and to hear your voice speaking back to me.

It's been almost two years since I have heard your voice, and I miss it. Those words can't even describe how much it hurts when I think still that I won't hear it again, I won't hear you tell awful jokes, your laugh and your advice (even the stuff I don't agree with.) I would rather have another argument or disagreement with you than think about never hearing your voice again.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Teaching Our Children Well

My "Baby" Always Making Me Laugh...
As a mom to a 16 year old young man, with another baby on the way (set to appear in June, with no other children in between) I am finding myself wondering how this second time around will be different. I mean, I am 17 years older than I was the first time I was pregnant. With such a big gap, the difference in myself as a person between then and now is huge!

The first time around I was still a child myself and in many ways I feel like my son and I have grown up together. I am a completely different person now than I was then. I have some difficulty with almost feeling guilty that I will be doing things differently this time around...