When You Start Off Knocked Down

There’s nothing quite like the excitement as the new year rolls in. Whether you actually stay awake to see the ball drop, or if you simply celebrate the first day of the new year, it’s the time for resolutions, fresh goals, and new beginnings.

Today is the 5th day of the new year. We haven’t even gone a week yet. And while you see this blog post, be assured that I just posted it barely on time this morning. I haven’t refined it or done anything I normally do to make it an amazing post, because I’m rushing to get it done, and worn out mentally already.

Why?
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Pause Before The New Year

While goal-setting and being productive are good things, I can easily burn out from too much. That might seem really odd, but I think what happens is I ramp up my efforts, I set some nearly impossible goals, and set the train of progress in motion at dangerous speeds. I can travel maybe a mile like that, maybe five, before I just simply fall off the tracks.

Essentially, my brain gives up and fatigue sets in. I find that it’s too much. I went too fast too quickly, and consequently I crash and blow up in flames.

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Merry Christmas to All: Remember the Poor, the Widowed, the Lonely, the Hurting

This week is Christmas! I love Christmas. Like, really, really love Christmas. I have very fond memories of Christmas growing up, and it’s no different joy in my adult years, if the actual Christmas day looks a little different from year to year (being married, and our families being far apart, we switch Christmases).

I don’t want to make you depressed, but I do want to pause, before we get to Christmas day, and just send a reminder out about those for whom Christmas may not be the most wonderful time of the year. My heart has really been aching for those that are struggling with this joyous season. Pray for people who are in these situations:
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4 Steps To Complete Your New Year’s Resolutions: Start Now

Ever realize, minutes before (or after) the ball drops, that you wanted to set some New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t wait till then and blurt something out on the spur of the moment. It’s too easy to set a goal that you don’t really want, or don’t really plan on committing to and seeing it out. Instead, take some time now to look ahead at 2015.

Here are 4 steps to help you actually meet your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions:
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