Emotions and Thought Life, Music, Soul, Spirit

Update: Bible Memory Verse App and SiriusXM Radio Channel 128

One of the reasons I included a spirit/soul component in my 5-year challenge is that our spiritual and emotional states affect everything. If I'm feeling hopeful and positive and upbeat and energetic, I will work smarter and better and more consistently toward all of my aims. So much feels possible with a good mindset. So… Continue reading Update: Bible Memory Verse App and SiriusXM Radio Channel 128

Fun, Social, Recreation, Joy and Fun, My Reviews of Food and Recipes

[Recipe/Food] Easy Banana Pudding, Recipe by DivasCanCook

How was your Thanksgiving? This year I was blessed to be in Texas, surrounded by family and friends and GREAT cooks. Accordingly 🙂 , my only contribution was a banana pudding. I got the recipe from the popular site Divas Can Cook. Monique, the site's creator, has a banana pudding recipe that is simple yet… Continue reading [Recipe/Food] Easy Banana Pudding, Recipe by DivasCanCook

Emotions and Thought Life, Hair Challenge, My Hair Length Checks, Soul

[Hair/Soul/Spirit] “Keep Your Crown” (Oh, the Irony!)

This past Thursday I got my hair trimmed, as I discussed here, and I'm a little sad about it, for reasons discussed below. Ironically, the uplifting message that has had me deeply positive and God-confident of late is entitled "Keep Your Crown." (To hear the message at no cost, please visit this page and enter… Continue reading [Hair/Soul/Spirit] “Keep Your Crown” (Oh, the Irony!)

Emotions and Thought Life, Joy and Fun, Music, Soul, Spirit

[Soul/Spirit] Songs, Ruthless Trust Excerpts, Message #512, and Mother and Son Wedding Dance :)

I strongly believe that environment and company kept are huge. As we know, the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). This tells me we must protect our own joy as well as others' joy. It can be tough: Grumblers abound! I received a LOT of inspiration about this from a guy I… Continue reading [Soul/Spirit] Songs, Ruthless Trust Excerpts, Message #512, and Mother and Son Wedding Dance 🙂

Emotions and Thought Life, Fitness Challenge, Saving Money, Soul

[Reflection; Spirit/Soul] The Value of Simplifying and of Simple Pleasures

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -- saying attributed to Albert Einstein I tend to overthink and overcomplicate things, and I am aware of it. 🙂 Joyce Meyer has a book excerpt about how simplicity is a godly thing, and that complication is a thing the enemy loves to see… Continue reading [Reflection; Spirit/Soul] The Value of Simplifying and of Simple Pleasures

Hairstyles, My Reviews of Hair Tools and Equipment, Time Management

Review: SLAP (Satin-lined Cap)

This morning it took me 3 minutes to get completely presentable and ready to drive my oldest to his grandparents' so they could drop him off at school: I rolled out of bed, covered my unstarted hairstyle with my SLAP, washed my face, and put on my favorite neutral lipstick--Revlon's Iced Mocha. When I returned to… Continue reading Review: SLAP (Satin-lined Cap)

Events, Joy and Fun, Love, Music, Relationships

10th Anniversary Hair, Dinner, Dessert, and Music

On November 9th, my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. We will take a special vacation this summer. On the 9th, however, we decided to do a little something: We dressed up, ate at a burger place we'd been curious about, ordered some of our favorite gourmet desserts, and basked in new, good music.… Continue reading 10th Anniversary Hair, Dinner, Dessert, and Music

Identifying and Defeating Obstacles, Introductory post(s), The 5-Year Challenge, Time Management

Proposed Daily Schedule

Once I wrote down a daily schedule designed to result in my succeeding at the challenge, it all seemed a TON less daunting. It seems more like a list of tiny tweaks to attend to daily versus huge giant goals that I don't have time for in a packed schedule. Here's my initial stab at… Continue reading Proposed Daily Schedule