How to Get One’s Mind Right to Start Getting Better Not Bitter

How to Get One’s Mind Right to Start Getting Better Not Bitter

How to Get One's Mind Right to Start Getting Better Not Bitter One of the quotes I shared on Facebook this week was this: "You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you." Josh Shipp This quote spurred a question from a friend of mine and it got my wheels turning. So, I got to thinking, how can this quote be aligned with the concept of getting one's mind right? Most of the time when I think about this concept, I think about getting right with God, because I believe that is a necessary starting point. Refusing to acknowledge God as my refuge kept me searching for things that could never give me the peace, happiness, and contentment I was after. It wasn't until...
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How to Spend Quality Time With Your Spouse, Especially When You’re Busy

How to Spend Quality Time With Your Spouse, Especially When You’re Busy

How to Spend Quality Time With Your Spouse, Especially When You're Busy We're all busy. Maybe we're busy working, raising kids or taking care of others, working toward our dreams while we work 9 to 5. Maybe we have a lot of social commitments.   It's easy to feel like we're running on a hamster wheel. Always busy, but never really going anywhere or making any progress toward our dreams and goals. When we feel like we never accomplish anything or when we feel exhausted, frustration can set in. It can leave us feeling irritable or uninspired. And that can affect our relationships. It's important that we work toward our dreams and goals so we don't let that frustration taint our relationships. But we also need to devote time to creating healthy relationships, especially with our spouse. A spouse is a source of support, one who can encourage or inspire the other to realize his or her potential. When we give each other support,...
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The Road to Second Chances

The Road to Second Chances

The Road to Second Chances When I wrote about our Moving to Alaska story last December, never in my wildest dreams did I think we'd be given a second chance to move back to Virginia. That's where everything began. It was where Harold officially started his career as a commercial airline pilot, it was where we bought our first place together, and it was where we got married and fell in love with the land and the history. It was also where plans to start a family began. But…we made the decision to leave Virginia. Part of it was financial and part of it was because we missed family. We also wanted to live closer to family when we started having children of our own. Long story short, Harold left the career of his dreams and then the work he had lined up fell through. It took two years for him to find work. And during that time, my writing business was slow. It was...
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