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.
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.
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…
Have you ever wondered if God wants you to exercise? I mean really…does He even care if you’re physically active? I believe the answer to those questions are yes! Look in the mirror…do you see those muscles, the bendable joints, the bones? God put them all together perfectly because He knew women would need to be strong, flexible, and able to move quickly from one thing to the next. Exercise or being physically active, is not just good for women, it’s great. Because of that, this post will provide you with why and how much you need to exercise, plus 10 equipment free ways to move your body. There are so many ways you benefit when you choose to be mindful about moving your body. Guess what – it’s even possible to work exercise into your busy life.
Mindful eating, at its simplest, is about paying attention to the what, where, when, why, and how’s of what you eat. The blogosphere and Dr. Google are overflowing with mindful eating promises. Will it work for you and how’s a Christian woman supposed to know if mindful eating is even okay? This post will provide mindful eating practices that work, while still honoring the God who made you and the food He created to nourish His temple, your body.
Have you ever wondered about ways Christians can be mindful and how to practice Godly mindfulness, no matter where you’re at? You’ve come to the right spot. As a Christian, being mindful involves focusing everything on the Lord and we’ve got 8 ways for Christians to do just that. Using the 5 senses God blessed us with, we’re going to practice Christian mindfulness. Each sensing part of your body communicates either sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste to your brain and also allows us to be mindful of God throughout our day. After all, He created the senses so we’d be able to experience all the wonders of His creation. The goal will be to focus your attention on seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting and then using those experiences to practice Christian mindfulness.
Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to meditate on God’s Word? Well guess what, it’s easier than you might think. These 5 practical ways to meditate on God’s Word will show you easy ways to meditate on God’s Word. The good news is you can do them all at once, do one each day, or do all five throughout your day. That part is between you and God. Remember, meditation is about focusing your thoughts. That focus could be on scripture, attributes of God, recognizing His presence, praying Biblical truths, or worshiping the Lord. Meditating on Scripture provides some flexibility and can be easily woven into your busy life. The key is doing it.
Stress, as experienced by most women in America, is a recipe for disaster. But what are you supposed to do when the stress in your life can’t be removed? Is there any hope of living life stress and anxiety free or at least a way to deal with it? The answer is yes! Currently, mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is the solution of choice for dealing with and avoiding the damages of chronic stress. But …should something rooted in Zen Buddhism be pursued by Christians who are seeking to manage stress? Today we’ll compare the mindfulness approach to stress reduction with what the Bible says about stress.