By Beth Mertz, Editor

The Great Distraction

What we are all asking ourselves with the COVID-19 shutdowns, Riots, the inhumane death of George Floyd, and the equally inhumane actions of others beating on the elderly and murdering police offers have us all wondering why this is happening and what we can do. Like all of you I’ve been searching for answers. It would seem there is an intentional effort to distract us and keep us from focusing on our relationship with God. So if distracting us is the goal, the good news is that we can fight this in the still quiet moments by working on rekindling…

We’re Returning

Sorry for the hiatus. I had some family issues that required her attention and Ann – well she’s the busiest person I have ever met. Look for an August 2020 issue coming soon. If you have topics you would like to explore, please let us know. And, as always, if you would like to submit an article in any of our topic areas (and only our topic areas) please let me know. – Beth

Friendship Types

Nobody would choose to live without friendship even if he had all the other good things in life. The traditional idea of Friendship as suggested by Aristotle has three components: ‘Friends must enjoy each other’s company, they must be useful to one another, and they must share a common commitment to the good.’

A Change Will Do You Good

As the last rays of summer’s warmth ebb away and the gentle breezes of autumn waft themselves upon us, we recognize once again, that change is inevitable. Nature is constantly changing and yet, so many people have the notion that change is frightening.

Reinvent Your Life by Changing What You Do Each Day to Create Your Future by Design

You can reinvent your life by making small changes to what you are doing in your daily activities. For example, if you wish to leave your job and to begin a new career as an entrepreneur, you would want to take a class to learn something that would help you make this transition. This would give you an opportunity to hone your skills and to determine exactly what you want to do. If you are thinking about making a huge change in your life, get started right away with a plan to make that happen.

Recharge Your Relationship

Maybe you’ve been dating for a while and you just need to spice things up a bit. Every relationship needs a boost every now and then, but not everyone knows just how to do this so that both partners are happy again. Some relationships die because the partners believe that there is no way to revitalize their relationship – but that’s incorrect thinking. There are plenty of ways to put the spark back into your relationship.

The Secret of Bliss

Research indicates that smiling has a very positive effect on how we feel. Smiling releases feel-good neurotransmitters in our brain that make us feel happy. I discovered that the more I expressed gratitude for everything, the more I naturally smiled, and that smiling is contagious! Recently I was in a market and I noticed people smiling at me. At first I did

Your Telephone Message Says A Lot About You

Those were the early days when you could have fun with your answering machine. It was so new that most people didn’t have them and so it was a novelty to hear an electronic device taking down your message. Nowadays, it’s serious business and it says a lot about you. It especially says a lot about the business you are representing.