Thankful for God’s blessings…

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Values

  Thanking God for… 1. Smiling faces of children 2. Hugs that warm the heart 3. Beaches with glistening sparkles of sand and lapping waves washing over me 4. Stars sparkling in the midnight sky 5. Moon beams that light my path 6. Mountaintops allowing full view of God’s glorious world 7. Laughter that brightens faces and fills one with joy 8. God’s love, grace, and forgiveness 9. Green grass that tickles and crunches underneath my feet 10. Food that replenishes my body 11. God’s Word that fills and ignites my soul searching for truth 12. Books that take me places I otherwise could not go 13. The privilege and blessing to live in the United States of America 14. Blankets on a cold windy night 15. A home filled with love 16. Sunshine to brighten my day reassuring me of God’s presence 17. Blue skies filled with fluffy white clouds 18. Rainbows brightening the sky after the rain 19. The sound of rain splashing against the window pane 20. God gave me life to enjoy, people to love, and Himself 21. Music that inspires, encourages, lifts my spirit, and blesses me 22. Clean, sparkling spring water 23. The beauty of the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the evening 24. The sound of the waves splashing on the seashore 25. Chimes blowing in the wind outside my kitchen window 26. Birds singing their songs in the early morning 27. The train whistling as it passes through town in the wee morning hours 28. Wind blowing through the trees 29. Beauty of flowers reminding me of God’s goodness 30. Seasons that come and go as God blesses me with beauty and the renewing of the earth 31. Soldiers and veterans for their sacrifice and willingness to serve our country 32. Freedom to worship 33. Doctors and nurses who strive to keep me healthy and free of disease 34. Friends who come alongside and offer encouragement 35. Jesus, my friend and Savior May God bless you and your family with laughter, joy, peace, and love. Brenda...

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Be The Difference in Someone’s Life

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Personal Growth Tips, Spiritual Help, Values

  1. Send flowers with a note of love, thinking of you, or encouragement. 2. Lunch on the patio at their favorite restaurant. 3. Listen when they speak making eye contact 4. A compliment 5. A phone call reminding them you are thinking of them 6. Run an errand or offer to pick up items they need 7. Greet them with a smile 8. Invite them over for coffee or tea 9. A small gift – a potted plant, package of their favorite coffee or candy 10. Invite them to a movie, a play, or for a walk 11. Prepare a meal when they do not feel well or having a hectic day 12. Share a book you recently read that they may enjoy 13. Offer to watch their children so they can have a break and relax A display of kindness extended to people who cross your path takes only a few minutes. We are often unaware of the difficulties people may be facing in their life. An act of kindness offers encouragement and hope. Brightening someone’s day does not have to cost money. It simply costs a few minutes of your time. Be the difference in someone’s life today. “Life isn’t about living, it’s about making a difference.” Jonathan Robbins “So encourage each other and build each other up…” I Thessalonians 5:11 brenda@thirteenonecoaching.com       Brenda Luther    ...

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13 Traits of Right Relationships…

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Love, Marriage Tips, Personal Growth Tips, Spiritual Help, Values

  1.   Accept – you for who you are 2.  Comfort – gives you reassurance  3.  Defend – protect and guard you  4.  Dependable – reliable, faithful  5.  Encourage – nurture, inspire you to reach your dreams  6.  Energize – gives you inspiration to reach beyond the ordinary  7.  Kind – affectionate, loving  8.  Motivate – creates a desire within you to be all you can be  9.  Patient – never rude, tolerant 10. Promise kept – what they say is what they do 11.  Trust – honest and integrity 12.  Understand – if not, love you anyway 13.  Listens – not only to the words, but listens with the heart, engaging in conversation Relationships can be good or bad and bad relationships can put you on the wrong road. When we make wrong choices and become involved in wrong relationships we can be influenced to make wrong decisions. Listen. God will warn you. “Lead me by your truth and teach me,  for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:5 brenda@thireteenonecoaching.com          brenda luther        ...

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13 Ways to Show Your Love

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Family, Marriage Tips, Personal Growth Tips, Spiritual Help, Values

  Attributes of love… 1.  is patient 2.  is kind 3.  is not jealous 4.  is not boastful, proud, or rude 5.  does not demand 6.  is not irritable 7.  keeps no record of wrong 8.  is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out 9.  never gives up 10.  never loses faith 11.  is always hopeful 12.  endures through every circumstance 13.  will last forever Love is defined in I Corinthians 13:4-8 giving us a description of God’s kind of love. Our selfish nature goes against this kind of love because it is selfless and not focused on our needs, but on the needs of others. To love directing love outward and not inward toward ourselves we need God’s help to set aside our selfish nature. The more Christlike we become the more love we can receive and share. Faith, hope, and love are intertwined together. It takes faith, hope in the power of God, and acts of commitment and sacrifice as we allow God to love others through us expecting nothing in return. “…but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.” I Corinthians 13:1-3 brenda luther     thirteenonecoaching.com    ...

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