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Posts made in March, 2013

Resurrection Day

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you ever seen The Passion of the Christ? I remember when this movie first came out critics complained that it didn’t show the love of Christ. They missed the point. The fact that Jesus endured betrayal, abandonment, false testimony, an illegal trial, insults, scourging, degradation, and was crucified just to give mankind the opportunity to be reconciled to God speaks volumes. That’s the point of Easter. Jesus paid the price, a high price, so that you and I can be forgiven for our sins. It’s a free gift. No questions asked, no strings attached. God has extended the olive branch. All you have to do is take it.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

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Count Your Blessings

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A great way to boost your confidence is to keep a blessings diary.

It’s always a good idea to remind yourself just how blessed you really are and what you have to be thankful for and pleased about in your life right now.

A useful tool in keeping track of your blessings is with a blessings diary.

Either buy yourself a notebook or a diary and once a week for the next month, jot down your answers to the following questions.

No excuses! If you have been managing your time effectively, then you can schedule a time to get this done

Take just 10 minutes per week, sit down and jot down your thoughts to:

1.     What have I got to be grateful for in my life right now?

2.     What am I happy about in my life right now?

3.     Why am I happy about these things?

4.     What did I accomplish last week?

5.     What am I excited about in my life right now?

6.     Who do I love and appreciate in my life? Who do I like hanging around? Why?

7.     Who loves and appreciates me for what I am?

Answer these questions at the start of each week and it will set you up for success.
Having a particularly bad day? Answer them again for a boost and to remind yourself that you are truly blessed. 

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Excuses, Excuses

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Excuses, Quotes | 0 comments

I hate excuses. I despise them with a passion. Every time I hear an excuse, it’s like listening to nails across a chalkboard. (I’m dating myself.) So, I am dedicating this post to various quotes about excuses. Take one. Memorize it. Internalize it. Every time you feel yourself giving an excuse, remember one of the quotes and find a solution instead.

“Excuses are tools of the incompetent, and those who specialize in them seldom go far.”

An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded. Alexander Pope

Don’t make excuses, make good. Elbert Hubbard

Every vice has its excuse ready. Publilius Syrus

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher

If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another. Yiddish Proverb

Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. Napoleon Hill

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. Art Turock

We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses. H. V. Adolt

There aren’t nearly enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses. Marcus Stroup

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. Don Wilder

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. Edward R. Murrow

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. George Washington

People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses. Laura Schlessinger

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future; but an excuse can last for life. Eric Hoffer

 “Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice” George Bernard Shaw

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. Florence Nightingale


Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build monuments to nothing. For those who specialize in them shall never be good at anything else.”

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. George Washington Carver


Bad excuses are worse than none. Thomas Fuller

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Kimberly Johnson

“Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.”

“Bad things are always going to happen in life. People will hurt you. But you can’t use that as an excuse to fail or to hurt someone back. You’ll only hurt yourself.”

“Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.” Bill Clinton

“Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.” Ambrose Bierce

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard Kipling

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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20 Things To Do This Weekend

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s the first weekend of spring. So here are 20 things you can do this weekend by yourself or with the family to create new memories, relax, or rejuvenate for the next week.

  1. Go to church
  2. Read a new book
  3. Go to the movies
  4. Visit the farmer’s market
  5. Go fishing
  6. Get a massage
  7. Go on a date
  8. De-clutter your closet
  9. Have a picnic
  10. Clean out the garage
  11. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
  12. Visit a nature trail
  13. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  14. Go to grandma’s house
  15. Put together a scrapbook
  16. Visit a spa
  17. Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  18. Play dress up
  19. Go to the beach
  20. Barbecue 
You only get this weekend once. Don’t waste it sitting at home watching TV.
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Mind Mapping

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A great way to flesh out an idea is to brainstorm. Since humans are visual beings, an excellent tool to get the juices flowing is to use a mind map. You start with a central idea or concept, and you start branching off from the main idea. A free online tool that I like to use for mind mapping is bubbl.us.

Here is a tutorial on how to use bubbl.us. And did I mention it’s free?

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