Tag Archives: stress

BALANCE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/17)

A large part of life is learning the balance between work and play, action and thinking, doing and being.

8 Ways To Keep Your Feet On the Ground When Everything Else Is Out of Control (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 364)

“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman Several studies point to the fact that we are living in one of the most stressed and overworked generations. More people … Continue reading

Peace that Restores the Soul (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 364)

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Many people cannot point to a time when their lives are un-rushed, un-hurried, and un-ragged. Multiple studies point to … Continue reading

9 Reasons It’s Okay to Take a Break (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 357)

“Every person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou Most of us work hard at … Continue reading

Just Thinking (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 338)

Philippians 4:8 (NLT) And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. In … Continue reading

Trusting For that Good Soulful Feeling (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 332)

Psalm 116:7 (NLT) Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. When we talk and think about taking care of our physical bodies, we usually refer to exercise, dieting, good nutrition, regular check-ups … Continue reading

7 Clear Signs You Need To Take a Break (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 330)

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” — Ovid If you have ever been through moments in your life here you felt like you just need a good long break, you likely were feeling to much … Continue reading

I Am Allowed To Do Anything…But (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 325)

1 Corinthians 6:12 (NLT) You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. We have all been blessed … Continue reading

Hold the Hand that Guides You (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 323)

Psalm 23:3 (NLT) He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. We face decisions every single day. Many of them are small ones that can easily be made without much thought. But throughout … Continue reading

Enjoy the Sweat of Labor (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 278)

Ecclesiastes 3:13 (NLT) And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God. In a world that is increasingly overstressed and overworked, it is often hard to truly enjoy the results … Continue reading

Trust that Never Fails (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 273)

Psalm 20:7 (NLT) Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God. All people trust someone or something. Sometimes, we put our trust in the wrong people or the wrong … Continue reading

Half a Saint and Still a Sinner (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 238)

Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NLT) Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. In most parts of the world, people tend to idolize success. It is as if success is the end game, the ultimate outcome, the final … Continue reading

Drop the To-Do List and Schedule It (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 195)

“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” — Henry Kissinger Why do the most successful and productive people in the world use a schedule (or calendar) as opposed to a to-do list? Well, according to … Continue reading

Take Care of You (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 82)

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.” — Jim Rohn Sometimes, when you’re tired, one of the best things to do is take a break from your daily work schedule and take care … Continue reading

3 Ways to Reduce Burnout (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 62)

“Think I’ll go eat me a doughnut and take me a nap.” — Ray Bradbury Burnout is an emotional, physical, and mental state of exhaustion resulting from stress. As stress builds, we begin to lose interest and doing things that … Continue reading

Refuse to Worry (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 38)

Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Most of what we think about, we worry about. Much of the stress we encounter in … Continue reading

12 Things To Remember during the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. Family, friends, food, fun, and faith are some of the common threads that bring people together and encourage celebration. However, for many people, this time of the year brings feelings of … Continue reading

Finding Rest For Your Soul

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29, NLT). We live in a world that is so used to being in … Continue reading

Identify Positive Thoughts (Effective Thinking #2)

We often hear the phrase “think positively.” Positive thinking is so much more than a cliche; it’s a choice. In order to overcome negative thoughts, we must not only identify them, but we must replace them with positive thoughts. It’s … Continue reading