Invitation to Join 2018 Lenten Challenge

Invitation to Join 2018 Lenten Challenge The Challenge: Make a prayer list of 100 things you love. When: February 14 – Ash Wednesday through April 1 – Easter When my daughters tell me about things they love, I listen. When we tell God about things we love, God listens. Benefits of taking on this challenge:…

Soul Sculpting Project: To Reach a Goal Week 1: Pray, Dream, Draw

Soul Sculpting Project: To Reach a Goal Week 1: Pray, Dream, Draw I’ve made New Year’s resolutions that have lasted for less than two weeks. I have made one resolution many years in a row. I keep resolving and keep failing. What is my problem? Well, first the problem of keeping resolutions is not unique…

Gratitude Game #6 Praying Gratitude

Gratitude Game #6: Praying Gratitude Soul Sculpting Project: Tell God what you are grateful for. The Science: Gratitude improves psychological health. Multiple studies link gratitude and well-being. Research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression. Sample Study: Gratitude Study (Emmons and McCullough): Participants divided into three groups for journaling (daily or weekly). Group…

Do It Now Gratitude Game #5: What do you say? “Thank-you”

Do It Now Gratitude Game #5: What do you say? “Thank-you” Soul Sculpting Project: As often as possible say a sincere “Thank-you” to the people you relate to. The Science Expressing gratitude strengthens close relationships and provides opportunities for new relationships. Psychologist John Gottman, renowned for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis uses…

Do It Now Gratitude Game #4: 20 Second Gratitude Infusion

Do It Now Gratitude Game #4: 20 Second Gratitude Infusion  For 20 seconds think about something you are grateful for. Even this tiny amount of time has a positive effect in changing the structure of our brains with the benefits of gratitude. Repeat this 20 seconds of gratitude awareness throughout the day and the improvements…