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1.Make the Change A comeback always begins with change. Unless you change what you are presently doing or not doing, things are going to remain the same and there will be no comeback. Things have to be different. If you want to have a comeback you must be willing to make changes. You have to be open to doing things differently from how you’ve done them up to this point. Don’t let fear, rationalization, discouragement, procrastination or laziness keep you from changing. Change happens when...

by bote brian on 17 March 2019

1.Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” The world today only knows brokenness, but God believes in hope and restoration. God’s plan for your life includes an incredibly hopeful and prosperous future. He has exciting things planned for your life and cannot wait to utilize you as a Christian in His army. God wants to bless your life to become one where you will truly thrive....

by bote brian on 17 March 2019

1.As You Get Older, You Should Lower Your Relationship Expectations Just because you’re growing in age doesn’t mean you have to lower your relationship expectations. So many singles get lost in the “I’ll take what I can get at my age” mentality that they think they’re not worthy of a partner who meets their standards. Contrary to the belief that you have to compromise your desires with age, relationship partners get better with age. Why? Because they’re generally more established,...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.“Described by Dante’s Inferno.” The writer describes souls given to the sin of lust as being blown about by torrential winds. Their inability to exercise self-control keeps them from accessing the virtues of the spiritual life. 2.”Overtakes The Heart.” Lust builds many idols in the heart for things that are in direct opposition to the Kingdom of God reigning with sovereignty. An idolatrous heart creates a sandy foundation and prevents one from living with sound spiritual and...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.Find the Bright Side Tragedy can strike at anytime and its only human nature to react by getting upset. However once the dust has settled, you must pick yourself up and look for the positive. If you’re strong enough to find the bright side, you’ll find that you will have grown as an individual. 2.Adjust Your Expectations It’s okay to lean on others and ask for help. But its not okay to place unreasonable expectations on others. To have a happy and healthy life, we must find...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.Know That God is Good In the days before His death, Jesus repeats that He was sent on behalf of his Father. In fact, the wording in many of His miracles, especially the raising of Lazarus, points back to the goodness of the Creator: “For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything that He Himself does, and He will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed” (John 5:20). Blessed Angela of Foligna, a 14th century mother and wife who later became a prominent...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.You Feel More Satisfied Not completely happy with your life? Gratitude is a lasting feeling that sustains you longer than other fleeting sensations. Grateful people are more satisfied with their lives because they focus more on what they do appreciate in their life. When you practice gratitude, you take time to appreciate the things that you’re thankful for in your life. And this means that you won’t be longing as much for what’s missing in your life, because you won’t...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.Fast on Fridays The Church requires us to fast only two days each year—Ash Wednesday and Good Friday—but we can certainly undertake this penitential sacrifice more frequently. Make it a practice to eat only bread and water or to drink only liquids until dinner on Fridays during Lent. (Don’t forget that abstinence from meat is required of Catholics on Lenten Fridays.) 2.Pray the Stations of the Cross Most parishes pray the Stations on Fridays during Lent as a group. If you are unable to...

by bote brian on 10 March 2019

1.Share Household Tasks When you and your spouse are unhappy about the division of household chores or tasks, the stress level in your marriage can increase dramatically. If one spouse is taking over more tasks than the other, consider taking on a non-routine task this week or simply helping them with what they’re doing. If you see your wife or husband sweeping consider pulling out the vacuum or if you see your wife beginning to wash the dishes, consider wiping them down and putting them in...

by bote brian on 6 March 2019

1.God knows exactly what you need, even during your darkest trials. God is an incredible provider. There are countless verses in Scripture that refer to the ways that God provides for us. Philippians 4:19 says, “My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” God never gives us what He knows would harm us. His desire is to help us develop Christlikness so that we become salt and light in the world. God distinguishes between our wants and our needs, and...

by bote brian on 1 March 2019