Friday, October 31, 2014

Change Your Mind

As I started to write this post, the words I typed felt strangely familiar under my fingertips. I checked, and sure enough, I wrote them before in this space last year, which just goes to show that it takes more than a new year to change a person’s mind! The most important change I could […]

How to Create a Habit in One Day

So, how are those New Year’s Resolutions going? It’s not yet been three days. Are you still holding strong? According to the University of Scranton*, 25% of resolutions never survive the first week. By the end of the second week, another 4% have dropped off the bandwagon. Only 46% of resolutions ever see the six-month […]

Who Does Your Resolution Serve?

How are your New Year’s Resolutions holding up? I’ve never been much for sweeping changes at the start of a new year, and I have faltered on many more resolutions than I’ve kept. If I wasn’t discouraged by goals a sight loftier than my commitment, then I was forgetting my hasty decision to jettison a […]

Resurrect Your Dream Passion for 2012

Our dreams can be like a familiar childhood friend. They’re often something we’ve grown up with and treasured in our hearts since we were little, but for one reason or another we’ve drifted away from. We all go through seasons where our dreams need to be grounded so we can focus on other things in […]

A Resolution Worth Keeping

I had heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” Job 42:5 Good intentions. Our lives are full of them. And when it comes to finding time to spend one-on-one time with God, the proverbial “road” is paved with them. Well aware of this struggle in my own life, […]

A Resolution Worth Keeping

It’s not even Christmas and I’m thinking about New Year’s resolutions. While most people make resolutions to get more organized, lose weight or break a bad habit, my resolution this year is much more practical. As the author of several books on home management, most people have the impression that I must be highly organized […]

Rest is not a four-letter word…

So… how are those New Year’s resolutions panning out? You know, the resolution to write 3000 words a day, spend a couple hours sending out queries, update your website and cap off the day by posting an insightful entry on your blog . To be honest… whether the reason stems from feeling overwhelmed with a […]

Guest Blogger Mary DeMuth on Writing Resolutions

Will this be the year of your dreams come true? Or just another ho-hum year where you plug away (or not) and end up in the same place you were when you started? How do writers break in? Or better yet, break through? If you’d like to head toward that slippery nirvana called publication, read […]

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