Practice Saying “NO”

How do you feel inside when you have to tell someone “NO”?  Does it raise your anxiety level some?  Do you feel you have to give a reason for your “No”?  Do you ever try to say “no” and end up backing out?  The word “no” is a boundary word.  It gives us the opportunity…

The Power of Consequences | Parenting Tip

Several months ago I saw a bad pattern in my parenting; I was repeating myself several times a week (days on some items) to my children on various issues: “Hang your coat up.” “Pick up your clothes.” “Put your dishes in the sink/dishwasher.” Have you been there?  Finally, I remembered about the power of a…

CHANGE OF PLANS | Monday Motivation

In 2005 I was leading a group of 18 teenagers from Northern Michigan to go on a mission trip overseas.  When we got to O’Hare airport we learned that our plane had some mechanical issues.  We would be stuck in the airport for 36 hours!  While in the airport we saw another group of teens…

Get Moving | 3 Steps to Go Forward

What is hindering you from moving forward in life?  Chances are that the biggest hindrance in your life is a lack of FAITH.  Today, I want to look at Hebrews 11 and give you three steps you can take to develop your faith – and ultimately move you forward.  Listen to the audio and follow…

Feeling Stressed? 7 Habits that Reduce Stress

How do you deal with the stress in your life (Because I know you have some)?  What is causing your stress? People, Problems?  Unresolved Conflict?  Whatever you might be deal with here are seven habits that you can start doing that will help you deal with the stress in your life.  Listen to the media…