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The Blessings of Affliction

“It is not happy people who are thankful.  It is thankful people who are happy.”

What do you do during times of affliction?  Is it “woe is me”, “this isn’t fair”, “why would a loving God allow this to happen”?   473 more words

Personal Reflection

The No Excuses Lifestyle

Welcome to 2016. It’s time to quit it with the excuses and get your butt to the gym. 

This was my 2016-just-got-out-of-my-long-term-relationship-and-need-to-motivate-myself mantra. Whatever it takes, right? 372 more words

Overcoming Obstacles

When Life Hands You a Curveball

By: Janice Johnson-Plumer 

With 2015 behind me I actually have a chance to reflect on what happened to me this past year. I remembered summer had just started and I am preparing for a relaxing vacation with my husband.  667 more words


Diet Tip #1

I have now lost over 36 pounds since I started my diet on Dec 14th. I started this journey at 286 pounds and now I am approaching 249 pounds. 373 more words


My obstacles

Last post I talked a little about some of the obstacles that tend to get in the way of accomplishing our goals and chasing our dreams. 417 more words


Beware of obstacles and damn the naysayers!

 Obstacle: one that stands in the way of or holds up progress toward a goal.

Naysayers: someone who says something is not possible, is not good, or will fail. 550 more words



I briefly talked about this yesterday so I decided to do a post about it today.

I listen to books more than I read them lately. 239 more words

Overcoming Obstacles