While life throws you many challenges, you may be depressed but even when you are knocked down, you can receive hope that will not disappoint.
This has been the path, for me, for finding peace of mind and somewhat ephemeral happiness. To say I have it all the time is an untruth, but it's definitely happening more often lately.
Have you heard of Servant Leadership? Have you read the "Attitude" quote by Charles Swindoll? The two serve the same goals.
It can be tough holding on to God when life gets overwhelming, but it’s possible. With God’s strength, not only will you hold on to God in difficult times, but you will endure and overcome through faith every hardship that comes your way. To inspire you, here are 8 Bible verses about strength.
While we all face criticisms, we can choose to get upset and lose focus, or allow the Holy Spirit to give us grace to exhibit His qualities of love, joy, peace, and self-control in these situations.
There are a few times a year when church attendance with family or relatives prompts thoughts of joining or returning to regular worship. Ten practical reasons for joining a church are suggested.
Many Christian women struggle with the idea of loving themselves because they see self-esteem as the worship of self. But we can find happiness and true self-esteem in Christ.
There are opportunities all around us if we would only recognize them as such. Look around you and see what opportunies abound.
There are many reasons not to worry, but people worry anyway. Here are some reasons the Bible tells us why we should not worry.
In my mirror, there is only one person who holds the driving force and that’s me. Reflection contains powerful image and effort. It vital for me to know who I am within the reflection in my mirror.
Forget being happy for no reason. Just be for no reason. Spoiler: Happiness and reasons will happen.
In life, we tend to lose ourselves as people. I have lost myself as a person in the past, and it was an extremely difficult time for me. I wanted to share with readers that no matter how lost you feel in life, things do get better.
It's easy to feel small and insignificant in this crazy world, but these scriptures will remind you that you matter to God.
Do you ever feel like the trials you are going through are too much to handle? All of us go through unique and difficult trials, but having faith in God can help us stay positive in our hardest times.
In 2014, an awakening experience evolved into a whole new vision for Inner Healing with a plan to clear out the "psychic basement" in order to rebuild a new value system for manifestation and balance.
The Bible gives many accounts when God's own people experienced phases when things went from bad to worse before they got better. That seems to be the pattern of life.
Nature can teach us so many life lessons. By observing wildlife, we can gain clarity and focus on what we want out of life and how to get there.
Stop, think and find meaning in a few animal quotes which can trigger new awareness in those who consider them seriously. They may initiate attitude and behavior adjustment, also animal appreciation.
When you give to charity, give openly and freely. And if you commit to a donation, make sure you actually go through with it.
We will experience different storms, but we must not be defeated. As life is not about waiting for a storm to pass. It is about discovering ways to know how to dance in the rain during a heavy shower
Little did I know that by listening to my heart instead of my head that a life would change forever. In all my life as a teacher I had never graded a student that way.
Fear could prevent you from achieving your greatest potential, yet the Bible encourages you not to be fearful. You can overcome your fears by trusting God's Word instead the objects of your fear.
Self - motivation is the individual's ability to continue in achieving the goals, despite the obstacles and problems. Here is the story about one of the most successful entrepreneurs, Steve Jobs.
These lines from the New Living Translation express sentiments you will like to share with a loved one who is relocating permanently or leaving temporarily for work or study. Find your favorite.
Over forty years as a spiritual counselor, suicide is one area I have helped many to walk away from. 2015, I tettered in taking my own life. The soul pain I daily lived in became my cry, take my life God. Instead, God put me on a different path. We can live heaven on earth. I am doing it.
Hard times are real, but so is the love of God. When life gets rough, the Bible reminds us that God loves us and He will do everything necessary to deliver us from all our troubles. These 7 Bible verses about faith in hard times will inspire you to hope in God again.
People are longing for affirmation, kindness and generosity. When we bless others we place high value on them through our words and actions.
Fear and anxiety are real, they have become a normal part of our lives, at times we can't help but worry. But how do you keep your mind from worry? Here are 11 Bible verses about overcoming fear and anxiety that will help you to keep a peaceful mind.
When we feel limited in what we can do, it pays to look to those who have exceeded limitations for inspiration. This article suggests ways that we can learn to think like winners whatever our situation.
Stop feeling guilty about living under a rock and do something about it. Besides, it's not like people don't know you're utterly clueless. Come out into the sunshine!
What is Your Dream for the Future In Your Life? This serious piece has some lovely photographs and a very humorous interview that takes place in New York City. People say the strangest things and our dreams change as we grow older.
Life is like a wild roller roster, some days we are up, and some days we are down. But sadly, for some, if not most of us, our days are filled with depression, defeat, frustration, and sorrow. But God is in control of your life, so here are 8 awesome Bible verses about joy to brighten your week.
Do you feel like you have been suppressing the real you - what you feel, your true aspirations, likes & dislikes? Start with these 5 ideas to help you get re-acquainted with your real self today.
These quotes aim to motivate young people in areas where their work performance seems substandard: self-development, drive and professionalism and commitment. Use the quotes to grab their attention.
It's time to think seriously about the purpose that God has for your life, and actively embrace and pursue it. Only then, will you experience a truly meaningful and fulfilling life.
Sunshine, happiness, relaxation, swimming, family, music, what more could a girl ask for. Not much if you ask me. I love it all and these things are what make my world go round. It's all about defining your happiness.
There are many ways to worship God, and everyone does not worship in the same way. Worship is what God wants, but He wants worship to be genuine and freely given.
Who loves me? Who loves you? The answer is the same. God loves us just because we are. We do not need to do anything, God already loves us.
God created four basic needs in all humans and we spend much of our lives trying to fulfill them. Which needs are you trying to fulfill?
Do you love to serve others, but sometimes feel like you don't have the energy to keep up? You may be experiencing compassion fatigue, and these tips could be just what you need to combat it.
Generally, when people share our opinions, we credit them with good thinking. When they disagree, we blame someone or something for leading their thinking astray. We can do better. These quotes help.
Just when we think that we grasped the meaning of principles like love and peace, some wise orator or writer produces a statement with a different shade of meaning, and challenges our thinking.
The Lord made it clear to me as a new Christian, He wanted me to make a habit of giving thanks in my new life. I thought it was marvellous that God had given me this awesome revelation about living..
Spiritual maturity is defined as well as biblical examples of who was spiritually maturity and who wasn't.
For the longest time, I always questioned why people, even my own family envied my success. Although it doesn't make sense at times, there are psychological reasons as to why some people don't want to see you succeed. I am here to share with you a few of those reasons.
We hear this benediction in many New Testament epistles. Is it anything more than just a customary greeting?
A simple exercise to help you let go of resentment or grudges We are told every now and then that it does not pay to hold grudges. Often we do not realize the kind of energy it takes to hang on to a grudge or some resentment or anger....
This article delves into the "happiness is a choice" narrative while tackling the reality of what we seem to define as "happiness" in the first place. I point out a few societal flaws that are a reality, and why "choosing to be happy" as not as simple as it seems.
When you let others control your life you will be used and taken advantage of. This article brings to life eye-opening quotes and sayings about being used.
When one wanders down a noble path, passing many big fields with no one near, searching desperately to find a big destination called life, they will learn the eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
God's love is unconditional and never ending, and he calls you to know and experience his love to the fullest.
Optimism and hope are things that keep us feeling happy and engaged with the world. Try these quotes to help increase your positive outlook on life.
Almost everyone feels unappreciated from time to time. Some people quickly get over it, but others begin to feel sorry for themselves and have a pity party that lingers.
If the effects of living with un-forgiveness (anger, bitterness, hostility, isolation, overreaction etc.) resonate with you, allow me to share the key that will set you free.
You are the creator of your own life and it all begins with learning to love yourself. In just 7 steps you'll be able to love yourself more increasing health and happiness.
Here are forty quotes which redirect our energy from yesterday which is already spent, from tomorrow which tries to borrow prematurely, to this day in which we may make our most important decisions.
Although prayer suggests two-way communication with God, pray-ers usually concentrate on what to say without giving any thought to listening. This story illustrates the benefit of a listening prayer.
This article begins with lines for our first morning talk with God, followed by lines for personal affirmation, quotes for sharing encouragement, and finally reasons to express thanks for the morning.
Everyone wants to be successful. An examination of the advice of famous people given in the following quotations can help. Here is their wisdom distilled into “The Top 10 Rules for Success.”
One simple smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt, and anxiety. It has the power within it to change the world because smiles are contagious. There is a lot of power in a smile
Meeting the challenge of sincerely praying for people who have hurt you so badly you are tempted to hate. By Sylvia Sky.
Perseverance is the foundation of achievers. Without persistence we give up and when we give up we never know whether we could have succeeded. Being successful is all about persistence.
Christian fruitfulness comes through abiding in Jesus Christ, the true Vine. Submission to the work of the Holy Spirit in and through us produces fruit.
Self-righteous Christians seem perfect on the outside, but can be a pain in the neck and downright dangerous to our mental health.
Many times we get hung up, confused, agitated when making big and difficult choices in life, and it's certainly not without reasons. But do you want to know some practical tips on going about such decisions the next time you are confronted with one? Read more about it in my article here.
All those folks who have cultivated gratefulness as an attitude may not realize how such an emotional habit may not exactly be good for their mental health.
Sometimes, we are too blind to see ourselves. Others are hesitant to say what they see. So everyone seems nothing has seen. It seems nothing is wrong. This article talks about insecurity, its root, the signs to know we are insecure and how to overcome it.
When I welcome you into my life, I had much pain, no plans, no dreams and no hope. I was so in need of feeling secure, loved and I sought to find peace, "God," ‘I look to you.’
The Bible instructs us to forgive those who cause us pain and research also shows that we benefit emotionally and physically when we forgive.
We, as humans don't realize the power of words and what the power of speaking them have on our lives. A person can create success or failure in their lives by verbalizing it.
Do you want to feel good or do you enjoy wallowing in unhappiness? The choice is yours! Learning how to change a negative mind or thought to a positive one can be challenging. This article explains why and teaches mind shifting tips to self awareness.
Sinning is not the end of the world. You can get yourself back and move on with God. Learn what to do to get yourself back after you sin.
When we know the difference between what we can control and the things we can’t. That will helps us to manage what we can and let go of what we can't.
This article lists 25 simple, short, and inspirational quotes that will get you off your couch and out achieving your dreams!
Heaven becomes more enticing as we get older. This world is not our home and that becomes more apparent as we experience the trials of life and the loss of loved ones.
We can experience the joy of the Lord in the circumstances of our lives, this joy radiates from within through our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Each morning, as we are fortunate enough to awake to a new day have you taken the time to think, am I living or just paying bills until I die? we should take the time to think are we living life
The love God has for us when He gave His son Jesus, to die in our place was a sacrificial love. He did not choose who to love and who not to love.
Our God is a giving God. Giving is one of his attributes. Christians should take great joy in being able to reflect and share in God’s attributes through the act of giving. Should Christians exact a tenth of all their income to the local church? How are believers to gauge their giving? Both the Old and New Testament help us sort out and resolve the confusion many feel about giving. The basic biblical priorities are simple and straightforward. Giving comes first.
If you have ever wondered what dreaming , going after our dreams and living limitlessly have to do with each other why not give this hub a look.
Once you are accepted into the Kingdom of God, where does He take you? What does He have to tell you? You will remember everything you experienced on the Earth. He remembers everything too.
Many famous writers credited Hemingway with their inspiration to write. This article presents and discusses inspirational quotes by Hemingway.
The Bible lends many pertinent statements to the debate on who are wise and who are foolish. Here are fifty quotes from the New Living Translation which may make us wiser on the matter.
Jack and the Beanstalk is not just a fairytale, it also has lessons we can use. Here are some life lessons from Jack and the Beanstalk
Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict, but creating and enduring peace begins and continues through expanding more aware of who you are, altering the way you think, and enduring life as it is.
Here on a falling apart world, it’s hard to find the time to relax, and let the stress go. This article is written to urge readers to seek that one moment in time.
Every day is a new day to begin again. It is a great time to do something special to make the world better. Don't waste your new day!
You are putting a lot of effort but you are not getting ahead. Why is that? Do you think that is what God wants for you?
Silence is power. Read on to know how silence can help you become a more mature and self-assured person.
Psalm 1:3 says we should be like a tree. So, what does that mean? How can a person be like a tree? There are many ways to be like a tree when you really think about it and believe what the psalmist says in Psalm 1:3.
We shall visit five great Bible verses for inspiration and understanding. Alex once again ventures into the wonderful realms of Bible study!
I kept hearing from experts that leading a life of intention was the key to happiness and well-being, but what the heck did it even mean? While everyone needs to discover that for themselves, I learned for me it meant meditation, gratitude, living in the moment, and always making time for tea!
A difficult mother can be a challenge to celebrate with an open heart. But a heart that can open can also forgive long enough for the celebration.
Life can be a roller coaster of severe trials and discouragement, but encouraging words are streams of life. With that in mind, here are five encouraging Bible verses to revive you in times of discouragement.
Have you ever ask yourself why I am feeling empty inside and if you ever get that feeling that drives you to believe "something is missing in your life," you need to read this article.
You can increase your chances of success by 91% just by setting goals!! This article will review the benefits of setting goals, types of goals, and the process to set life-changing goals.
Challenging moments and situations arise in many lives. Facing them and finding a way to navigate the unsettling waters may lead to feeling hopeless. Not so for me.
In a dangerous world, the Christian can trust that our God is a God of refuge and strength. Though, we may go through trials and tribulations God is there and is our hiding place in times of storm.
Have you ever felt that sometimes when you pray; it feels as though your prayer is not heard? Have you ever felt that it does not help to pray because you are praying against the ceiling?
No matter how serious a situation is, make a joke about it. It will help you to see more clearly the gift that comes with this difficulty. By adding humour into your life, you will experience the most beautiful sunshine even in the cloudiest days.
People all over the world are searching for happiness, desiring a sense of fulfilment in their lives. But genuine happiness and well-being start with knowing the love of God.
When life gets frenzied and stressful we forget who God is and how much He wants to minister to us. He calls us to rest in Him.
Nick Vujicic epitomizes the power of positive thought. No arms, no legs? No problem! Includes a biography, images, videos, and links.
Allow God to exchange your brokenness for abundant life through Jesus Christ, as you surrender totally to him.
The quotes are subdivided as Paul might have focused:(1) graduation celebration (2) counsel on entering the workforce (3) counsel for those called to church ministry (4) exhortation to pursue purpose.
Ramadan is a time to recharge your faith and improve your worship. Learn how changing bad habits can bring you closer to Allah all year long.
"You know a dream is like a river. Ever changing as it flows." A song by Garth Brooks with words that capture a life's journey. "Makes each day a constant battle, just to stay between the shores."
Kids often say things that shock, surprise, delight or embarrass us. Yet at times they also say things that are very insightful and can serve as a source of inspiration for us.
This article describes how to start an "attitude of gratitude" in your own life. Starting a blessings journal helps you stay positive and be grateful for the positives in your life.
While fighting depression on a daily basis, I have discovered several things that help my internal warriors defeat the shadowy monster bent on destroying my world. Writing is one of many tools in my toolbox.
You can move from discontent and unhappiness to a sense of gratitude and joy radiating from a heart of generosity.
Everyone becomes disappointed from time to time. However, disappointments can be turned into appointments when you know how to do it. Do you know how to turn your disappointments into appointments?
Taking a look at the infamous concept that is "The Law of Attraction" and how it takes a toll on the emotional and mental state of it's followers
Having trouble with relationships? Perhaps it's time to take a deeper look into the art of loving. Can love be learned? Absolutely. Help is on it's way. Read on for results.
Words make an unbelievable amount of difference so be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid. It's good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher. ~ Michael Ignatieff You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience by which you really...
The attitudes of your heart shape your character. In all things, your heart's condition creates the appeal of your personality. Attitudes are a purposeful mindset The following 12 attitudes of the heart strengthens your walk, by cultivating the right attitude to acknowledge your role, and the part you play in life.
Do you think about the power of your words? How they are absorbed by the people they are directed at? Are you kind? Unconsciously unkind?
Constantly Competing and Comparing with our spouses can become very toxic. Whats behind the curtain? Insecurity, low self esteem? Those are only two, of many that I found at the core of me. I was not about to allow myself to sabotage my marriage so I determined to find the anecdote..it was humility.
Do you have the gift of Discernment? Do you know how to use this gift to minister to the body of Christ? What does the word of God have to say about this spiritual gift?
Is dancing in the spirit biblical and is it a spiritual gift? Is there such thing as dancing in the spirit?
You can move pass feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt to experience self-assurance and confident living through the power of God.
These quotes are all spoken by God in the first person. They are not descriptions or explanations, but personal expressions of love which the reader can safely paraphrase into "I love you."
Romans 12:6-8 share the importance of using the spiritual gifts that God gives us at the moment that we are saved. Here is a list of those listed in Romans and what they mean.
We often miss God’s blessing because of impatience. There are times when God just wants us to be patient, but instead, we rush to make decisions and take actions we later regret. But God is merciful. So here are 10 great Bible verses about patience, tolerance, and perseverance.
I have received a lot of positive advice over the years. I remember it all and have used some of it over seven decades. Perhaps you can use some of the advice that I was given.
Everybody has to wait for something, but most people don't like to wait. There are things you can do so you won't waste your wait.
Christian life coaching helps clients to discover their God-given purpose in life, and bridge the gap to achieve their goals. Christian coaches must reflect the servant leadership of Jesus Christ.
Keep in mind the positive lessons learned from the past, leave the rest behind. Make today for living your best life so that tomorrow will reveal your dreams.
Many are average, but only a distinct few are destined for greatness. The big question is how to know who those people are? Moreover, how would you know if you are one of them? To know keep reading
What’s keeping us from achieving our dreams? Is your motto "I Can't"? It's time to change that "I can't" mentality into "I CAN".
A discussion about how people can find happiness by living lives that fulfill their souls and cast ego aside.
Quite often, I find people posting Inspirational quotes, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and other social media websites. These quotes are truly motivating and surprisingly appear, just at the right moment, when you are in need of that friendly boost, the most. Sharing some of these quotes.
Animals can teach us a lot about our relationship with God. This page offers short readings with lessons from God's humbler creations.
Beyond the tragedy, learning how to experience life as a gift while taking power from the past and giving power to the moment.
I have listed 101 things to do before I die. With the exception of two items in the list, I have done all of them. I hope you read my list and perhaps are inspired to create your own .
The journey for an artist can be challenging. But every challenge has its reward at the end. Do you want to create art? Do you feel happy creating, but don't really know where you're going? If so, then this is for!
Living out an authentic Christian life requires specific spiritual disciplines. These are not based on any religious dogma or doctrine. They are practical guidelines in a healthy Christian life.
Learn 5 life changing ways to finding real happiness - inspired by Vikas Malkani, a leading teacher of personal growth and self development.
Worrying forms a normal part of our lives, but God has given us His words to overcome an uneasy mind. So here are 55 Bible verses about worry to help you stop worrying and start trusting God.
According to the Bible, there are three heavens and not just one. It is interesting to find out more about the three heavens and the characteristics of them.
Trying to be positive by avoiding negative people or negative thoughts can be a full-time and exhausting job. There is another way to achieve inner peace, and it is much more enjoyable. Learn how to have a positive attitude to negativity.
Throughout life, you’ll experience a series of disappointments but, that matter is how you handle life’s setbacks on the journey along the way.
We all mess up in various ways, and the guilt and shame can be devastating. Here's how the Bible says we can recover from our mess-ups, and get back on track in our lives.
Consider yourself fortunate, if you do not have unpleasant memories. Consider yourself more fortunate, if you have moved on from your unpleasant memories. Some crazy and unusual ideas, which have worked for some to get over their unpleasant past memories.
Ours is a high-speed, high-productivity society. There's never enough time and a fear of falling behind in both a professional and private sense, drive many into flaming out. This article explains why it's so hard to take a step back and why pausing is critical to success.
If you are having a lot of stressful things to happen to you back to back let me share with you, "You are more significant than your circumstance or life situation,” and you have a father who cares.
Gentleness is a virtue, but one must work at being gentle. Gentle people are not weak or passive, rather they are kind. We should strive to be gentle because gentleness calms people and diminishes chaos. Steps to developing gentleness include: think before you react,respond calmly with kindness, and learn to empathize with others. Often the strongest people are gentle people with giant hearts.
God responds to us in the direct proportion that we respond to him. This is true based on many examples in the Bible. READ this article and learn about direct proportions.
You believe it or not but it is absolutely true that man is the architect of his own fortune. Now many people search for how to become a successful person. If you do hard work then you must become successful person. If you want to be rich then you...
These 25 Bible quotes from the New Living Translation aim to raise our perspective to the prospect of aging with with appreciation for the life we have and with the honor we deserve.
Faith is a priceless virtue, it’s the difference between success and failure, defeat and deliverance. When life gets hard, our faith will give us the victory. The devil will try his best to thwart us with trials, but by faith, we will overcome, so here are 20 encouraging Bible verses about faith.
We can’t please God without love. We can’t truly appreciate others without love. Love is a virtue we can’t live without. So here are 35 beautiful Bible verses about love that will help you to grow even more in love.
The Beatitudes remind us that we are blessed in certain situations of our lives. Jesus taught the multitudes how they were blessed, and he teaches us how we are blessed.
Grief and sorrow are always difficult to deal with, they represent those extremely hard moments of our lives. But God promised peace, grace, strength, and mercy. So here are 7 Bible verses about comfort to remind you that God is still in control of everything.
I resented my father for years, and it is through the teaching of Christ I was able to overcome that resentment. I hope your faith is strengthened through my experience I share here.
Freedom is a part of living life limitlessly you just have to know where to look for it and what you want your freedom to be check out this hub for more details.
Peace is not the absence of danger but the state of being calm in the midst of it. These quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible help us adopt this healthy practice of peace in our lives.
You can change your entire life if you ask yourself this question, "Will this matter a year from now?". This article will teach you how to live life with this philosophy in mind.
Goals are definitely important to have. Unfortunately, some people give up on their goals. I outline a few reasons as to why some do that.
Self-discipline is the ability to live congruent with God's purpose for our life but is his grace that enables true character in us.
There are many insights to be gained from the facts referred to in these nighttime quotes from the Bible. Be informed, surprised and inspired. Adopt one or two Bible verses for personal reflection.
We are living in a world where people are always trying to “fit in”. Are you among the crowd trying to fit in or one of the more peculiar people who was born to make a difference and stand out?
Have you ever considered what real mercy is? It's easy for us to say that we forgive someone, even while our hearts feel otherwise. God's mercy is far greater than anything we can imagine.
If you have a hard time fulfilling your dreams, there could be several reasons why. Check out the following hindrances to fulfilling your dream and see if any of them apply to you.
When the negativity seems completely out of control a tiny spark can ignite a movement to change what currently seems lost. Posting happy positive messages can help. #Kindnessmatters Hashtag it!
I am not perfect. I made a lot of mistakes in life, but I’m happy to be me. I made good as well as bad decisions and wrong choices, but I am honest, loving and happy because I’m me. I used to sometimes talk when I should be listening; however, I learned to know when to speak and when to be quiet. I never try to be anything that I am not and I am not here to impress anyone, who am I, I’m me, discovering me, on my journey.
Guilt and shame can trap you in a sense of unworthiness, render you powerless, and stifle your God-given purpose, but you can conquer in Christ Jesus.
The life of the apostle Paul was fraught with difficulties, but Paul still managed to find peace and joy.
Being around kids can be frustrating and overwhelming at times. Try keeping these inspirational quotes about patience in mind to help maintain control when you're feeling exasperated.
A study of the woman with a issue of blood for 12 years told about in the Bible in Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34 and Luke 8:43-48.
Grief happens whenever we lose something that we love or become attached to. The five stages of grief can happen in any order, and some people bounce between the five stages more than once before reaching acceptance. Sometimes people go through more than one stage at once. Grief can happen even if what we are losing is something we don’t want or need anymore. It is a completely a normal process that everyone goes through when faced with the loss of anything that has become familiar to them.