Tag Archives: thoughts

Guest Post by Sue C. Smith: 6 Ways to Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others (Vita. Consilio. 05.28.17)

We are wired to compare. We compare every day. Will this pair of shoes match my outfit today or go with my outfit tomorrow? Which is the better phone? Will I get to work faster if I take the car … 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

Our Thoughts Determine How We Live (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 349)

Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Our lives are largely shaped by the thoughts that flow from our minds and the inner workings that come from our hearts. You … 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

6 Things We Waste Time Thinking About (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 334)

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” — Frank A. Clark Our thoughts have the power to control our lives. The more we think, the more we act. Sometimes, our thoughts … Continue reading

The One Thing Productive People Have In Common (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 323)

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” — Stephen King What is the one thing that most productive people have in common? Some would say that it is one’s talent, skill or ability. Others … Continue reading

Thoughts (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/06/16)

Thoughts are often the causes of effects in our lives. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Reversing Negative Chatter (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 181)

“What you’re believing in the moment creates your suffering or your happiness.” — Byron Katie Everything that is bad can always be changed by reversing the thought, attitude, or behavior through choice. In your effort to achieve your goals, you … Continue reading

3 New Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 169)

“Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion.” — Mollie Marti Many times, it isn’t any external force that is holding us back. It isn’t the voices of … Continue reading

God Cares (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 156)

Matthew 6:28-29 (NLT) And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they … Continue reading

Distraction (Live. Pray. Hustle. 05/03/16)

Our greatest distraction is the mess in our own minds. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Heavenly Minded (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 90)

Colossians 3:2 (NLT) Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. What do you think about on a daily basis? What do you choose to focus on? Are you more interested in temporary material possessions or eternal … Continue reading

Who’s In the Drive? (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/28/16)

You have the power to steer your mind in any direction you choose. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

We Get to Choose (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/20/16)

A wonderful thing about the mind is we get to choose which thoughts to think. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Thoughts Determine Everything (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/17/16)

The way you think will determine how you act, what you say, the attitude you display, what you believe, and the way you feel. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Take Care of the Mind (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/02/16)

What a difference it would make if we took just as much care of our minds as we do our bodies. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Eliminate Negativity (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 61)

“The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.” — Shannon L. Alder It is inevitable that negativity exists all around us, but … Continue reading

Care For Your Mind (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 60)

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” — Frank McCourt It has been said that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. Indeed, there is much truth to that statement. What … Continue reading

Watch Your Thoughts and Emotions (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 50)

“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.” — Pietro Aretino You are the ultimate creator of your feelings and thoughts. You have the power to shift your focus, change your thought patterns, and recognize your … Continue reading

3 More Thoughts That’ll Change You (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 40)

“Don’t limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean.” — Vera Nazarian You can have comfort or courage, but you can never have both. Dr. Brene Brown said this in a popular TEDx talk and it … Continue reading