Stress-Free Living

10 Tips For Developing Life-Changing, Positive Affirmations

10 Tips For Developing Life-Changing, Positive Affirmations

  Everyone uses affirmations. The problem is that most of them are negative, e.g. "I am terrible with technology." The goal is to use positive affirmations, i.e. brief phrases, which repeated often and designed to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts.  Follow these 10 tips to develop life-changing, positive affirmations: 1. Be specific about your desired outcome. Have a clear vision of the end result you want to achieve. Example: A successful speaker. 2. Make it personal. Begin your affirmation with "I". 3. Use the present tense. Keep the statement in the NOW moment in order to understand that the desired change...

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Choose Contentment

Choose Contentment

Philip Parham tells the story of a rich industrialist who was disturbed to find a fisherman sitting lazily beside his boat. “Why aren’t you out there fishing?” he asked.“Because I’ve caught enough fish for today,” said the fisherman.“Why don’t you catch more fish than you need?” the rich man asked.“What would I do with them?”“You could earn more money,” came the impatient reply, “and buy a better boat so you could go deeper and catch more fish. You could purchase nylon nets, catch even more fish, and make more money. Soon you’d have a fleet of boats and be rich...

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13 Steps To A Joyful Life

13 Steps To A Joyful Life

 A question I get asked often is, "I know the Bible says I am to rejoice always." (1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV) "But, in light of my problems, how do I do that?" These 13 steps answer that question: 1. Expect Problems. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 NKJV) Expecting a trouble-free, comfortable life is a trap into which many Christians fall. However, it was not realistic when Jesus walked the earth, and it...

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Laugh Liberally

Laugh Liberally

As Reader's Digest says, "Laughter is the best medicine."

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Serve Others Sacrificially

Serve Others Sacrificially

 Dr. Karl Menninger, a famous psychiatrist, was giving a lecture on mental health. During the question and answer session someone asked, “What would you advise a person to do if that person felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” Most people thought he would say, “Go see a psychiatrist immediately,” but he didn’t. To the audience’s astonishment, Dr. Menninger replied, “Lock up your house, find someone in need, and help that person”.In order to overcome discouragement and live with joy, don’t focus on yourself. Get involved with other people.As Matthew 20:28 tells us: The son of man came not to be...

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