We don’t have to be trapped by the whims of our moods. We can choose our attitudes, repent of our whining, and cheer up – because God gives us the grace and strength to do so.

Becoming a lifelong learner.
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This started off as an introduction to my talk at the Learning Well retreat, but grew too unwieldily. It got the ax in my presentation, but now finds a home here. Learn more about the... Read More

Choose a growth mindset.
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How to organize your attitude #1 An organized attitude is a growth-oriented attitude. An attitude that perceives life from the lens of growth rather than mere failure or success makes us resilient, open, grateful. When... Read More

Roll with the punches.
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Organize your attitude #16 The tagline I repeat over and over again in Work the Plan is Work the plan. Roll with the punches. Do the right next thing. What does it mean to roll... Read More

Pause to pray.
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Organize Your Attitude #5 The advice to begin our days with prayer is often heard, and rightly so. We need grace and clarity to face our duties with faith, love, and patience. We do well... Read More

The Quality of Contentment
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I’m almost finished reading The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – though I did count it in my 2014 total and included in my top five favorite books. Burroughs, a seventeenth century Puritan, develops multiple... Read More

You Need Self-Control, Not Self-Care
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The other day as I stared into the empty bottom of my coffee mug, a movie quote jumped to mind: “I don’t want to see the bottom of this glass,” uttered desperately. It’s an early... Read More

Build your house.
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Organize Your Attitude #39 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. – Proverbs 14:1 Our words build or tear down – there is no neutral. And what... Read More

What do I do when my kid complains?
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It will happen. “I hate this book!”

 “Do we have to do Morning Time?” “There’s no point in learning algebra!” When it happens, you have not failed. Pick up your shield of imperviousness, homeschool mama;... Read More

Find out what it means to organize your attitude

…and why it matters