Test: Are you a ‘loving’ person?

On July 16, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

What is love? We think romantic comedies, candle-lit dinners and giddy feelings. But love is so much more! Feelings come and go, but love based on a commitment to love people that may not love us or to serve and help those that can never do anything back… that’s real love. It’s unconditional, self-sacrificing and [...]

 

Don’t give up on yourself or your mission

On May 19, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

I have but one prayer for my life, and that is that I may grow in integrity, authenticity, purity and love. God knows I need growth in all those areas! “We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by our holiness of spirit, and by our sincere love.” 2 Cor. 6:6 We [...]

 

How do you fight discouragement?

On May 11, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

Ever felt discouraged and defeated? Perhaps after a failure, a mistake, a disappointment or just downright un-luck? It stinks! Discouragement is a sucky feeling that really brings down your mood, your energy and productivity. The interesting thing is that discouragement is a feeling and feelings are not really all that reliable. What do I mean? [...]

 

How do you deal with Loneliness?

On August 14, 2011, in Growth, by Michal

We all deal with feelings of loneliness from time to time. You can be a room full of people, even people you love and adore, yet still feel lonely. Married people even tell me that they can sometimes feel lonely in a marriage. What do you do with those feelings? One of my favorite authors, [...]

 

Becoming all that you were made to be

On April 24, 2011, in Growth, by Michal

Recently, I’ve been having to make some decisions that were extremely hard to make. So hard, I actually had to tear up about it. You know why? Because they forced me to sacrifice something really good and wonderful, in order that I could choose for something that was even better. Saying ‘no’ to something that [...]

 

Worries, worries, worries…

On December 26, 2010, in Growth, How to's, by Michal

Have you ever been really worried or anxious about something? Not just a little, but a lot? Worried about your situation… The awful, horrible and dark feeling of wanting to give up, of not seeing a way out… You wonder if things will ever change. Worried about relationships… The pressures and expectations that teachers, parents [...]

 

Don’t you just hate waiting?

On November 30, 2010, in Growth, by Michal

I absolutely LOVE marshmallows… in fact, I’m eating a whole bunch while I’m writing this! Did you know that ‘waiting’ has everything to do with YUMMIE marshmallow? Check out this super interesting video: Can you believe that only 30% of these kids were able to wait? And how crazy that this has everything to do [...]

 

How do you build self-confidence?

On November 12, 2010, in Growth, by Michal

The most important thing to have as a woman is self-confidence! That’s at least what all the popular fashion programs and magazines say: * If you want to stand out with your style, you have to be self-confident. * You can’t be a Top Model without some great self-confidence. * Successful women are self-confident. Period. [...]

 

Is your life ‘fruitful’?

On October 26, 2010, in Growth, by Michal

Check out this fun animated version of the Parable of the Sower (I’d rather call it ‘The Story of the Seeds’): Did you know that you can represent any one of these seeds? This is what it says in Matthew 13:18-23 about that: “Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting [...]