Ring in 2010 with tangible, reachable, optimistic goals

New year’s resolutions get a bad rep, and I can understand why. Almost nobody keeps them past January. Why? They’re usually overly-ambitious, they’re made in haste, or the timing is off. The post-holiday letdown tends to give people excuses to throw in the towel before they’ve given their goals a fair shot. I’m right there (read more…)

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20 questions for a New Year’s Eve reflection

Today I’m at (in)courage, where I’ve posted my annual 20 Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection.  Comments are closed here, so I hope you’ll participate over there!  Here’s a snippet from the post: I’m in favor on new year’s resolutions – but why not also use the turn of the clock to reflect on (read more…)

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10 questions to encourage engaged parenting in a new year

As the last days of this year tick off of the calendar, many people are drawn to introspection and reflection. For parents, these last days of the year offer space to sit down and intentionally consider how you are working to become the parent you want to be for your children. If you have a (read more…)

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Making financial goals for 2010

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I started to talk about our financial goals for 2010.  We’ve got a number of categories to talk over for the next few days, so we decided to jump in the deep end with money — it affects so many of the other goals we’ll discuss.  In a few weeks, (read more…)

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Merry Christmas!

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the (read more…)

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