Category Archives: Self Improvement

Uncommon Hours

DCWard   June 22, 2016   Comments Off on Uncommon Hours

The notion of the common hour and embracing the uncommon hour was introduced to me recently in a class I took that had nothing directly to do with literature.  But it was quoted as Henry David Thoreau had written, “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he… Read more »

Four Steps to Having a Pleasing Personality

Have you ever met someone and knew right away that this person was gonna be a great friend? Or the opposite, you never wanted to speak with them again.  In part five of my series on Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principle of Success I am going to talk about having a pleasing personality. Simply put, your personality determines whether people are… Read more »

Applied Faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”      Hebrews 11:1 In this post we will explore Napoleon Hill’s fourth principle of success, applied faith. “Applied faith is the mental attitude wherein you can clear your mind of all fears and doubts and direct it to the attainment of whatever… Read more »

Go the Extra Mile

Deborah Ward   February 26, 2016   6 Comments on Go the Extra Mile

Think about the last time you went out to eat. Did your server go the extra mile to give you an exception experience? Whether yes or no, think about how their level of commitment to your satisfaction made you feel.  If they did go the extra mile, I bet it left you feeling great.  If they didn’t, I am sure… Read more »

The Benefits of a Mastermind Group

Welcome to part two in our series on Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success!  We started off last week with a post titled Finding Your Purpose.  In that post we talked about the fact that you cannot be truly successful without having a direction to steer. For example, I can’t go get into my car and expect to end where I… Read more »

Finding Your Purpose

Have you ever wondering what your purpose in life is? Why you were put on this planet? Maybe you just ask yourself what you want to be when you grow up.  At 39 years young, I still ask myself this one. I love asking myself these questions.  I guess you could say that soul-searching is a hobby of mine. I… Read more »

How to Be a Gracious Receiver

It’s kind of a weird weather day here in the desert. It’s rainy. It’s sunny. Then it’s rainy and sunny. Basically, Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. As a result of her bipolarity we have been blessed with an abundance of rainbows. Normally, I despise leaving the house.  However, today is Sunday, and I enjoy the out-of-the-house things we… Read more »

New Year’s Intentions by Nicole Fraser

The following was written by a Center for Spiritual Living minister in San Jose, CA. It was read to us during the Sunday celebration service this past weekend. It really spoke to me on a spiritual level and I could not wait to share it will each of you! Happy New Year!! ~ Deborah Tomorrow is the first blank page… Read more »

What Would Jesus Do?

Deborah Ward   November 18, 2015   Comments Off on What Would Jesus Do?

I have a friend from Lebanon. She and her husband moved to the states as young adults for her husband’s career. He’s a professor of agriculture and has some amazing teachings that are helping to spur the farm to table movement. Unfortunately, her husband got transferred to Texas and we don’t see them anymore. When we did hang out though,… Read more »

Haters Gonna Hate

Deborah Ward   November 16, 2015   6 Comments on Haters Gonna Hate

Father, Father, Father help us. Send some guidance from above. People got me, got me questioning: Where is the love?  ~ The Black Eyed Peas “Where is the Love” Most of the time, Facebook is great. Friends post pics of their babies, share recipes, vacation photos, funny memes, etc. Then is are those times when a certain section of people post really… Read more »