9 Scriptures To Motivate You Past Procrastination

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I can’t even lie…five days out of seven I’m a procrastinator’s procrastinator. Usually, if I have an opportunity to get it done the day before it needs to be done, I’ll take it.  This is definitely not something that I’m proud of but it’s something that I am working to get better with and I’d bet that several of you reading this are probably working toward the same thing. I do a lot of different things to try to motivate myself past procrastination. I plan and write big, bold notes, I leave motivational quotes and sayings around my desk but nothing has proved to be more motivational or more impactful than the living word of God. I did a little research and although most us have always heard that procrastination is rooted in fear, Psychology Today published an article that lists a few more triggers that cause us to be ‘last-minute […]

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The Importance Of Unplugging and Living In The Moment

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We just celebrated another major holiday and I’m sure that if you were able to make it to any cookout or gathering, you noticed the exact same thing that I did. Almost everyone that had a phone was lost in it, scrolling through Facebook, posting on the ‘Gram and updating their Snapchat stories. How did we get here? When did proving to our social media audience that we had a good time become more important than actually having a good time? I love social media just as much as the next person but I’m afraid that if we don’t place more of an emphasis on living for the sake of living that even the most amazing things in life will start to lose significance. It’s actually kind of funny that I’m writing this today because I sound almost exactly like my husband, who has a real disdain for social media. […]

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15 Easy Ways To Show Grace And Kindness This Week

If you had to rate on a scale from  1 to 10 (10 being the most) how much grace and kindness you’ve shown in the last few weeks, where would you be? A 5? A close 9? Wherever you may fall on the scale, I’m going to go ahead and guess that we all (myself included) have plenty of room to show more. For many of us, Monday through Friday, we’re so busy with life that stopping to think about giving more grace and kindness than we already give is almost unthinkable. But here’s the thing: Jesus is the embodiment of grace and kindness and if we’re going to be children of the Most High, we need to practice the same.  So, I want to give you 15 easy ways to show grace and kindness this week that will barely require any real work but will still bless you (and others) tremendously. […]

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Tips For “Being Still” When Moving Is What You Do Best

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I have a confession: I’m a bit of a busy body. I like things done when I want them done, how I want them done, and I’m prepared to do it all on my own. This trait has been really useful in this age of digital DIY but let’s be honest, it hasn’t always been the best when God has needed for me to just stand still. I’ve faced it— I am a mover and sometimes standing still and trusting that God will come through in the timeline that I’ve envisioned is just downright hard. It wasn’t until my husband and I went to our pre-marital counseling that I learned the reasoning behind some of my behavior. Beneath all of the planning, the hyper-organization, and the desperate need to take initiative was a very real fear of failure. Even though I didn’t realize it, taking control was my way of […]

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Spiritual Survival Kit | Knowing When To Speak Up And When To Sit Down

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In today’s society, oversharing and saying exactly what you feel at the exact moment that you feel it has become the norm. I’m all for a good emotional cleanse and for keeping it real but from a Christian standpoint, there are times where we should speak up and times where we should probably have a seat. Whether you’re facing confrontation, trying to decide whether or not to post something on social media, or just deciding to pass on something that you’ve heard, it’s always a good idea to stop and consider whether or not what you have to say is really worth saying. I’ve seen this a thousand times (and I’m sure you have too) but here’s a great, short and sweet but powerful guide to help you think through what you want to say: T: Is it true? H: Is it helpful? I: Is it inspiring? N: Is it […]

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On Success And Thriving| Three Reasons Why You’ll ALWAYS Have A Seat At The Table

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In a world where social media is king, it’s easy to look at a picture of the girl in business attire seated behind the wheel of a new Beamer and question your own level of success. I’m no stranger to this type of thing but I am constantly reminded of the fact that there is only one me in this world and that there will never be another human being that could ever be more successful at being me…than me. Today I want to remind you of the same. No matter how many talented people there may be in this world, no matter how many degrees she may have or how qualified that woman on Twitter may seem, there will always be a seat at the table for you. Let me give a few reasons why: No one else can bring what you bring to the table God created you […]

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