Habits

How To Have The Best Year of Your Life – 4 Hacks to Revolutionize Your Resolutions

My wife and I have always been obsessive planners. And after having made a million failed plans, I’ve discovered a few tricks that can give our goals a bit more traction! So before you make another frail and disappointing resolution, consider these 4 principles that can place your dreams in the fast lane: (1). Don’t…
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How to Establish a Quarantine Routine (How to Not Kill Your Kids)

Due to COVID-19, a lot of Americans are “Sheltering in Place” – ie., We’re all in a self-made quarantine! And for a lot of us, it’s a massive change. For example, many of you are adapting to your kids being home (and it’s driving you nuts). It’s O.K. to admit it! As a pastor, I’ve…
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6 Golden Rules for Creating Your “Life Plan”

There is something almost magical about a written life plan. Years ago, at the beginning of each year, I would write down my “roles & goals.” Over time, I’ve started revising and expanding that plan every three months. In some ways, it’s a master plan for my year; but, it’s also a prayer journal. As…
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3 Ways to Increase Your Hunger for the Bible

Over the years, I’ve had a good number of people ask me: How do you stay consistent in the Bible? Even more, how do you actually “get into it.” Keep in mind, I didn’t start out loving it. And even today, my desire for God’s Word tends to increase in direct proportion to the margin…
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How Long Does it Really Take to Form a Habit? – Fascinating Research

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how long it takes to start a habit.  Someone told me 19 days, another 21.  But what do studies really say about forming a new habit? A psychologist by the name of Phillipa Lally of the University College London says that it takes a…
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