Instead of New Goals for a New Year…Try this by Richard Dahlstrom

Goal Setting can steal peace from your soulI like goals that are measurable and have lots of them:  Ski 100k vertical feet in January (now objectively measurable courtesy of a nifty phone app), trim 15 seconds off jogging “per mile” time by the end of February, eat 5 servings of veggies per day (by far the hardest), be consistent in my reading, praying, journaling, blog at least once a week, finish book proposal.I’m close to throwing all these in the trash though, because I keep adding … [Read more...]

Making Choices From Your Real Identity by Graham Cooke

Knowing who you want to be is an identity issue. Knowing what you want to do is concerned with destiny. Both are two sides of the same coin. They cannot be separated.Both require choices to be made that are premeditated and predetermined. Choices are the root of power and that level of ascendancy is never, ever spontaneous. You cannot drift to the top of a mountain. Pipe dreams are not for players but for the spectators in life. Real dreaming produces purposeful living in the present and … [Read more...]

Nothing Happens by Accident in God by Robert Ricciardelli

Nothing happens to you by accident when you have God in your life. God orchestrates and inserts plans, purposes and events in your life. In divine providence, natural happenings good or bad cannot keep you from your destiny. God will often interrupt your plans and place you at His purposed time and place. God makes all things to work out for you in its season. As you involve Him in your daily life and trust His love for you, He will lead you to the right place at the right time while providing … [Read more...]

You Are Handpicked by God by Robert Ricciardelli

God knew you before you were even born! He saw you and said, "I have a tremendous purpose for your life, and I have good plans for you!" Then He breathed His life into you and sent you through your mother and father. No matter how you were birthed or raised, it doesn't have to stop you from becoming all that God intended for you to be. You have been handpicked by God to be here at this time in history! In God's eyes, there is no such thing as being illegitimate. In Him, you are a person of … [Read more...]