It probably won’t surprise you that US News & World Report determined 88% of New Year’s resolutions fail by mid-February. It’s also no surprise that the most common resolution is weight loss. Because resolutions have such a ridiculous failure rate we’re going to explore how to create Godly New Year’s resolutions you can successfully stick to. We’ll look at one of the most important keys to successful New Year’s resolutions and then, resolution setting steps you’ve likely not considered. If you’re ready to make this the year you see your resolutions through to completion, keep reading.
Archives for December 2019
Loving people can be hard but also so rewarding. It all depends on the people in our lives. If you’re life is anything like mine, you’ve got plenty of difficult people in it who make loving them kinda hard. Have you ever wondered how Jesus managed to love all the difficult people in His life? Cuz boy oh boy were there a lot of them. Today we’re going to answer the “how do I love difficult people” question by looking at how Jesus showed unconditional love to the difficult, hard to love people in His life. But first we’re going to define love, so we’ll better understand what the Bible says about how to love.
It’s almost Christmas and if you’re like most women, your to-do list is too long, your bank accounts too small, and your energy levels zapped. You’re overwhelmed and wish you could close your eyes, hide, and make everything go away. But other than blow your top, what are you supposed to do when overwhelmed and what does the Bible say about feeling overwhelmed? Does God even care… Woman of God, God sees you. He knows you’re overwhelmed and has the answers that’ll calm you down and help you deal with being overwhelmed.
Joy. What is it and how can someone be joyful all the time, when life’s horrible awful in the worst kinda way? I get it and better yet, God gets it. His guidebook for life, the Bible, has the answers to what Christian joy is and how to find joy during really difficult times. Using Mary, Jesus’ mother, we’ll answer those questions and explore what the Bible says about finding joy in the Lord…even when life is super duper hard. If you’re going through tough season right now, I pray this Bible study allows you to find true joy, the joy that overcomes the worst of things, and is grounded fully in your loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
How many of you are planning to start some type of diet in the New Year? How many of you did that last year as well? I’m guessing most of you are raising your hand and most of you didn’t do too well after the energy of your New Year’s weight loss resolution fizzled out. The 12 simple steps in this post are just what’s needed to put an end to holiday weight gain and start the weight loss process while the holiday parties and cookies are still in abundance. These simple steps will allow you to enjoy the holidays while still taking great care of the amazing you God created.
Hope. Finding it is tough and placing it in the right things can be even harder. After all, what is hope, where should it come from, and why should you even have it? Mary, the mother of Jesus, had every reason to be hopeless but instead, found hope and the words of her song conveys it. No matter how hopeless you feel right now, will you explore hope with me? My prayer is that you find the hope you need this season and that you’re able to use today’s Bible Study to find hope in every season. Before we dive into Mary’s story let’s explore what hope actually is.
If you’re ready to add meaning to your gift giving this guide will provide ideas galore. This year, we’re hoping to begin the switch as Christian women from buying consumer-oriented gifts, to buying Christmas gifts that are meaningful to the one receiving them and those of us giving them. Our guess is, you’re just as burnt out trying to buy meaningless Christmas gifts as you are receiving them! And guess what…
Priorities. How do you set them and how’s a Christian woman to know if she’s chosen the right priorities? In a world where so much clamores for our attention and time, priority setting is tough. As a woman of God there are two key priorities that have to rise to the top of your list. Why? Because they determine what your remaining priorities should be. We’re going to explore how priorities have been overtaken and how to place the most important ones back on top.