Set Your Intentions

Today is the first of the month, and not just any month. Today is the first day of December. During this time of year, most people settle into a frenzy of shopping, house hoping, and going from one activity to the next. Not me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year! I enjoy all the bright Christmas lights. I love the simple reminder about the miraculous baby who came as Savior of the world. I love Christmas songs, children roasting s’mores over the fire pit, lighting the fire place for the first time, eating well, and wearing warm fuzzy socks as I watch classic Christmas movies.

However, I do not enjoy all the noise, and the hustle and bustle we have made of things. When the rest of America goes into a frenzy, I take December to be still—pause, reflect, and pray.

December is the time to reflect on the goodness of God, and thank Him for who He is, what he has done for our salvation, and all the blessings he has bestowed over the year. It is also a time to set my intentions for the next year.

Notice: I set my intentions. I do not make New Year’s Resolutions.

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Professionalism 102: Thank You

The holiday season is among us and the halls are all decked!

We are continuing our Professionalism mini-series. Why you ask? I’m convinced that we have somehow loss our understanding of common courtesies. These courtesies or personal etiquettes are reflections of ourselves. Most importantly, they reveal our willingness to honor and respect other people.

Our Professionalism 101 course was about the importance of making reservations.

Today, we will focus our attention on two short—yet important—words, “Thank You.”


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Natasha’s Study: The Road Back to You

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery


Why I picked up this book:

My dear friend and prayer partner recently mentioned the Enneagram to me, and I was intrigued. Then I received a copy of this book in the mail so I jumped right in.

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