How To Set Up a 1-PAGE GOALS SHEET: Step 1

January is the time people often think about their life purpose and goals. Sometimes, they re-visit regrets or dreams they once had. Living intentionally is important to be a healthy, balanced person.

I’m guessing you want to live with purpose and not waste your life. Because life is challenging, feeling overwhelmed is pretty normal for many people. God allows life to stretch you, but He wants you to stay close to Him and follow Him. He intends to kindle hope by walking closely with you. God gives wisdom, counsel, and power to help you succeed.

It is never too late to think about these ideas and jot a few notes. You need a plan to keep from floundering. Your plan needs good action steps that you carry out. I want to show how simple it is to set up a 1-page Goals Sheet to keep you on track. It’s not a complicated system.  Read More …


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Going Into a New Year: Things to Ponder

The New Year is only one sleep away. Are you ready? A New Year is an opportunity to let go of some things and grab onto other things. Going into a New Year involves many emotions. It can feel scary, not knowing what is ahead. It may be a relief to walk into something new with a fresh perspective. You might have reason to celebrate certain accomplishments. Excitement about new opportunities begins to rise. Sadness about aging, saying good-byes, or letting go of various endeavors can be painful. Knowing there will be difficult challenges is sobering. Yet, overall, most people reach forward with hope as one year morphs into another.

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Live Between the Dots in the New Year: 7 Tips

The end of one year morphs into a new one by the simple passing of time. Days slip by all year, but when the passing of days end one thing and begin another, they are noteworthy.

 

Your life is a line, not a dot.
Your life line is made up of segments of time – spaces between 2 dots where time passes. You live your life in these segments with your to-do lists, goals, responsibilities, dreams, plans, ministry, etc. Segments of time are:

  • Seasons
  • Months
  • Weeks
  • Days
  • Minutes.

You are living between 2 dots right now in this special week sandwiched between Christmas and the New Year. It’s significant. This week ends one year and begins another. You need a whole new calendar! In this critical week, I encourage you to be thoughtful about 7 things:

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Live for the Line, Not the Dot – in the New Year: 7 Things to Think About

The end of one year morphs into a new one by the simple passing of days. Days slip by all year, but when days end one thing and begin another, they are noteworthy.

2017-sleigh-ride

Your life is a line, not a dot. You have segments of time to your line, spaces between 2 dots of time. Segments of time are:

  • Seasons
  • Months
  • Weeks
  • Days
  • Minutes.

You are living between 2 dots right now – a special week sandwiched between Christmas and the New Year. It’s significant. It ends one year and begins another. You need a whole new calendar! In this critical week, I encourage you to be thoughtful about 7 things:

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The “Fresh New” and the “Valuable Old”

The end of another year blends into the beginning of a new one by the simple passing of days. It’s the same process that happens all year long, but when those few days end one thing and begin another, they are noteworthy.

There are some things in the “old” that need to be shed. Cut away. Dropped off. However, there are also some things in the “old” that are critical to hang onto.

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