Month: April 2017

10 Ways to be a Great Parent

  None of us wants to stink as parents, but some of us just might be getting there. We want a positive future for our children and we want to see them succeed in every way. Our future is determined by our actions in the present, not the past. Today is the day to begin living for the future. Parenting has future rewards that are beyond our imagination.  These ten ways are not guarantees, but they are a start. Enjoy! Live the example of how you want your children to grow. Stop being your child’s friend and be their...

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“Before You Change the World…”

“Before you can change the world, you must change yourself.” I have heard the above quote many times, but have no idea who said it first. The quote is absolutely true, we must begin to change ourselves before we change the world. When we change, the world sees a change in us and they want to make the positive change too. Here are some words found in the back of No More Mondays by Dan Miller (page 241) attributed as found on a tomb dated A.D. 1100 of an Anglican Bishop at Westminster Abbey: When I was young and...

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$4 Coffee

Coffee has mystical powers! I am not sure where the powers behind this dark drink originate, but I know coffee has the tremendous power to kick start the human mind each morning and prepare them for the hectic day ahead. Without coffee, people can become zombies and some even cross the line into the irritated zombie world. Coffee seems to be the waking force to Americans across this land. As a result of the mystical coffee power, people are spending a HUGE amount on coffee each morning. Now I understand that you may not be one of these people,...

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Hooked: A Book Review

Whether the world desires to believe it or not, casual sex is having powerful effects on the lives of thousands of teenagers. The effects are not only felt immediately, but linger for years in a person’s life. No book speaks to the effects of casual sex in the lives of teenagers and adults than “Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children.” The research behind Hooked is staggering and powerful; from the immediate effects in the lives of teens, to the lasting effects into the lives of adults, to the quotes of real people on the...

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52 Ways to Begin to Change the World

52 Ways to Begin Changing Your Life Today (No-Cost or Low Cost) Do it! Stop Complaining! Serve someone less fortunate. Collect quotes Volunteer Mentor a child Do something without personal glory Turn off the news Get rid of the stuff in your home (6 month rule) Make cookies for a neighbor Organize a neighborhood cookout Send one encouraging card a day Write a nice note and do not sign it Cut a neighbors yard Rake someone else’s leaves Offer to babysit for a young couple Stop checking email Attend church services Assist someone carry groceries to their car Put...

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