When we hear our physician speak the words “healthy lifestyle,” our thoughts may turn to the gym, our refrigerator, or a bulging waistline. What should we give up? What can we keep? How can we change? Do you really want a healthy lifestyle? Finding nourishing choices and achieving balance in our lives can be a challenge. Food is one factor to consider, but what else should we focus on?
Prayers for students need our high priority, especially as our kids head back to school. Our college, high school, and younger age students all face a multitude of challenges daily, and they depend on our encouragement and prayers more than ever to help them succeed. Friends, faith, and schoolwork consume a large portion of our students’ time and concerns. Whether they are studying at home or in a classroom, they will need our prayers. The situations may change, but the truths will remain.
Do you have a simple motto for your life? Something that inspires you to live purposefully? A truth that challenges you to stay on track? Mottos are different than mission statements, and we may often use several to encourage us. It could be a quote, a prayer, or even one word. If you’re looking for a simple motto to challenge you daily, today’s post might be just for you.
Go ahead. Admit it. We’ve all got unwanted baggage. We’ve had our share. One year our garage sale was so huge, a neighbor left a message on our phone saying, “You’re not moving, are you?” Where does this “stuff” come from, anyway? How does life get so messy? But more importantly, what do you do with unwanted baggage? Whether it concerns our relationships, our homes, our possessions, or our emotions, our excess “baggage” can interfere with God and His peaceful presence in our lives. And getting rid of it usually involves a process, sometimes a painful one. But there’s something …
Keeping life balanced is not easy for anyone, but here are ten simple ways that might help you find discipline and grace–and add balance to your days.